In the Fall 2010 issue of the Grammy publication, Stone Sour/ Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is featured in an article on music and politics, which also includes Maroon 5, Wyclef Jean, Cyndi Lauper and Serj Tankian."Music and politics have always made for controversial bedfellows" explains writer Bryan Reesman. "There are those who admire artists stand up for social and political causes, while others prefer to keep their music and their politics separate."
Recognizing that "there is no shortage of ...hot-button issues" for artists to delve into, the article touches upon the Arizona immigration laws and how some artists are skipping the state on their tours until the bill is off the table. Corey Taylor, who showed us in a recent interview with The Huffington Post that he's not afraid to share his opinions on politics, chimes in on the topic to explain how he feels that the people against immigration aren't exactly the people attending concerts.
"If I didn't go to Arizona," Taylor tells Reesman, "I'd be punishing people who I'm actually speaking up for, so I can't do that."
Go right here to see what else he had to say about the topic and to read the full article detailing issues where music and politics cross lines.
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