Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed on Loudwire.com, and he had a lot to say about the future of both bands, as well as other things.
Taylor has described plans to make Stone Sour's next studio release a "double concept album," and he went into some detail about themes when talking to Loudwire, saying, "It really is a mid-life crisis sort of thing. When you hit your mid-to-late 30s you can keep walking forward and embrace a new stage of your life and really become the man you are going to be or you can stand and stagnate and cling to the almost romantic angst of youth and really stop evolving at this point. It’s really kind of a problem a lot of men have. Actually a lot of women these days are having it too...The songs will, of course, be more ambiguous so everyone can relate to them."
Regarding Slipknot, he says, "I think  will just be more of a strengthening year for us. [The 2010 death of bassist Paul Gray is] still very fresh for us, even though it’s been a year and a half since his death. It is still something that breaks me down every night. I just know if we try to rush in and make an album that doesn’t feel right, the audience will know. The audience will know that it doesn’t feel right and they’ll know it was forced and they’ll know it isn’t genuine. If anything we have always been as genuine with our audience as possible. That is why I have gone out of my way to say 'Look, I’m not ready to do it.'"
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