Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by The Gauntlet, discussing Slipknot (both the band's recently reissued second album Iowa and their future), his recent Oxford University lecture, and his upcoming solo tour.

Taylor describes 2001's Iowa as "a natural evolution beyond what the self-titled album was. It was a lot darker. I don’t want to say more evil but it was more visceral. We definitely let a lot of demons out. At the same time we had to make that album. For me it was more of a natural step than a quintessential album. I will say there are quintessential Slipknot songs on that album. “Disasterpiece” is the closest thing to a perfect Slipknot song than anything. It is so frenetic and so over-the-top. It is such a punch in the face. It just does it all. I think because of that, it represents everything that Slipknot is about."

Regarding his solo tour and what fans can expect, he says, "The first half of this tour will be me reading from the book or talking smack. I will probably get into what has been bothering me that day and do a little Q&A. The last half will be me doing an acoustic set. It is very much like if Henry Rollins and Johnny Cash were the same person."

The 2CD/1DVD deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition of Slipknot's Iowa is available now; get it on iTunes or from Amazon.

Corey Taylor's solo tour begins Monday, November 14; visit our tour page to find a show near you.