Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by Bloody-Disgusting.com, and had a lot to say about the current state of the music scene, and how it impacts what he does.
Says Taylor, "It’s kind of depressing, man. [laughs] It really is...It’s almost like this weird cross between the 60s and the 80s. It’s like singles were very big in the 60s. And then all the really weird, crappy, forced upon pop music of the 80s. So now you’ve got people who don’t really have the skills, because technology hides it, going out and putting these crappy singles out, and because that’s all there really is, people basically eat it like hamburgers...you shouldn’t be allowed to be nominated [for a Grammy] in anything that has a vocal category. You should be nominated in an instrumental category because the computer did all the work for you."
As to how this impacts his own music, he says, "If I hit a flat note, you’re gonna hear it. I’m really proud of the fact that anywhere, at any time, I can make music. A lot of people can’t do that. I just did a tour where it was basically just me and a guitar, and if I fucked up, I totally knew. And I let the audience know. I think the human side is reflected in the music I make, both with Slipknot and Stone Sour."