SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor Says to unplug or else

SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor Says to unplug or else

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by WRIF  and was asked about where he stands with social media. Taylor made it clear he is no fan of the Facebook machine but the world of 140 characters known as Twitter doesn’t really bother him all that much. The interview took a turn into the realm of cellphones being used at Slipknot concerts. Taylor made it pretty clear in the interview that he is no fan of the machines at shows… Moral of the story Unplug already!

Check out some of Taylor’s responses below:


Taylor On Social Media Networks:

“I enjoy Twitter, because there’s no pressure like [there is on] Facebook. I don’t even run my own Facebook — somebody else does, and mainly just to kind of retype what I put up on Twitter, to be honest. But I have a lot of fun with Twitter, because you’ve got a maximum of 140 characters, and I can kind of get in and get out, and everybody just kind of retweets now anyway; hardly anybody puts anything out there. So it’s easy; I don’t have to sit on it all day, like most of these zombies do.”

Taylor On Cellphones:

“I see it every once in a while. People don’t do it so much at our shows, and if they do, they do it from quite a ways back, because I empty whole water bottles into people as soon as I see them staring at their phone or tweeting or whatever.”

He continued: “There was this one poor girl, and god bless her, she was a fan, but at the same time, she wasn’t being very covert about it. So I emptied four bottles into her, and oh my God, it had to have broken her phone. And then she was just bummed for the rest of the night, and I just kept shrugging at her, going, ‘Hey, it’s a live show. Pay attention, or don’t be here.’

“So, yeah, I don’t see it as much anymore, because I think I’ve made the statement that I will ruin your phone if you do that in front of my show.”

Taylor with More on Cellphones:

“You’re gonna come down there and film it, but you’re not gonna enjoy it?” he said. “I mean, get outta here! Are you serious?”

He added: “People need to unplug and realize that they’re missing their lives, dude. It’s sad. And that may be me just being an old jerk, but I don’t care. I don’t care. Truth is truth; it doesn’t matter what age you’re at.”


I have to say, there is nothing like the feeling you get at a live show, the adrenaline, that feeling of electricity in the air. I have been saying for years that the machines are taking over our lives, the social media has replaced the social gathering. In this era, where it is more important to get likes rather than like what you are getting, which in this case is a killer concert, I can see where Taylor  is coming from here… Go ahead, snap a selfie for the memory but for goodness sake, put the machine down!




Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

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