One of the world's most ferocious heavy metal bands, Slipknot, will be Down Under at the end of the month for Soundwave.
Frontman Corey Taylor sat down for a sweet Q+A with NovaFM and discussed the last time he cried, Abraham Lincoln, bullying, Australian customs and heaps more.
NovaFM: What are three words that best describe the show you’ll put on for Aussie fans? Corey Taylor: "HOLY F**KING SHIT."
NovaFM: What's the last thing that made you blush?
A: A 10 year-old girl named Corey Taylor told me I was her hero, and hugged me like a daughter. Even made me cry.
NovaFM: What’s the first thing you’ll do when you get to Australia?
A: Check my backpack for fruit and animals. Then smoke my ass off.
NovaFM: Who are you looking forward to playing alongside – or meeting – at Soundwave?
A: It'll be cool to see the guys in System again. I believe the last time I saw them all together was, ironically, Australia 7 years ago.
NovaFM: What makes your blood boil?
A: bullying, child abuse, hypocritical politicians and terrible late-night commercials.
NovaFM: What are three fundamental things you request in your rider?
A: I don't. Anything I need I can get myself.
NovaFM: If you have an afternoon off back home, how do you spend it?
Taylor: Usually reading, or writing. 9 times out of 10, I usually work. Right now, I'm rereading 'Team of Rivals' by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Abraham Lincoln is one of my heroes.
NovaFM: Describe your best festival memory.
Taylor: One time I found a toilet that had no one in it. It was glorious.
NovaFM: Which Aussie city are you most excited to visit and why?
Taylor: All of them. The Fans Down Under NEVER let us down. Under. Sh*t...
NovaFM: What’s your favorite iPhone app?
Taylor: The one that lets me make f**king phone calls.
NovaFM: What advice do you have for fans who plan on catching your set at Soundwave?
Taylor: Get plenty of rest, eat early and don't get f**ked up in the pit. Oh, and hold on to both of your shoes.
NovaFM: What’s something we would never guess about you or your band?
Taylor: Your guess is as good as mine.
SOUNDWAVE 2012 TOUR DATES
Saturday Feb 25 - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane - SOLD OUT
Saturday Feb 26 - Showgrounds, Sydney - SOLD OUT
Friday Mar 2 - Showgrounds, Melbourne - SOLD OUT
Saturday Mar 3 - Bonython Park, Adelaide
Monday Mar 5 - Claremont Showgrounds, Perth