Corey Taylor Biography
Corey Taylor is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author who is best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour. He has worked with several bands, including Junk Beer Kidnap Band, Korn, Disturbed, Apocalyptica, Code Orange, Anthrax, Steel Panther, and Soulfly. Taylor was ranked at number 86 in Hit Parader’s Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. He was also named the seventh greatest heavy metal frontman by NME. Taylor has a vocal range of F1-G5.
Corey Taylor Age
Corey Taylor born Corey Todd Taylor was born in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. on December 8, 1973. He is 45 years as of 2018.
Corey Taylor Family
Corey Todd Taylor was born on January 28th, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was mostly raised by his single mother in Waterloo, Iowa, a place Taylor described as a “hole in the ground with buildings around it”.
Taylor’s grandmother introduced him to rock music, showing him a collection of Elvis Presley records from the 1950s to 1970s.
He had developed a drug addiction by age 15 and had overdosed on cocaine twice. By this time, he was living in Waterloo, but he later set out on his own and ended up at his grandmother’s house in Des Moines. His granny took legal custody of him so that he could continue going to school, and she helped him buy musical equipment. When Taylor was 18, he left his grandmother’s house and went to various places in Iowa, Des Moines is a place to which he frequently returned.
In 2017, Taylor revealed that he was sexually abused at the age of 10 by a 16-year-old friend on an episode of Viceland’s The Therapist. At age 18, when living with his grandmother, he attempted suicide by way of overdose. His ex-girlfriend’s mother drove him to the hospital in Des Moines and doctors were able to resuscitate him. He describes this as the lowest point in his life.
Taylor first met his father when he was 30 years old, and now has a relationship with him, though their paths do not cross that often.
Corey Taylor Wife
On September 17, 2002, his fiancée, by then Scarlett, gave birth to their son Griffin Parker. From an earlier relationship, he also has a daughter named Angeline (born in 1992) Taylor and Scarlett got married on March 11, 2004, and later divorced in 2007.
On November 13, 2009, Taylor married Stephanie Luby at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. Later on December 28, 2017, he announced on his Twitter that he and Luby had been separated. On April 7, 2019, it was announced on his Instagram page that he became engaged to ‘Cherry Bombs’ creator Alicia Dove.
Taylor has had alcohol abuse problems, which Scarlett helped him through as well as keeping him from committing suicide. In 2006, Taylor told MTV that he had attempted to jump off a balcony of the eighth floor of The Hyatt on Sunset Boulevard in 2003, but “somehow [Scarlett] stopped me”.
This was later recanted by Taylor in an interview with Kerrang! radio and stated that it was, in fact, his friend Thom Hazaert who physically stopped him from jumping. Scarlett then told him that either he would have to get sober or she would annul their marriage.
On August 3, 2009, he co-facilitated the 2009 Kerrang! Grants nearby Scott Ian of Anthrax. The next year, the two of them indeed co-facilitated The Kerrang! Grants, where Corey gathered the K! Administrations to Metal Award in the interest of Paul Gray, who kicked the bucket after an unplanned overdose of morphine and fentanyl.
Toward the beginning of September 2010, Taylor reported that his book, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good, would be discharged on July 12, 2011, through Da Capo Press.
Corey Taylor Career
Taylor is a founding member of the American hard rock band Stone Sour. He formed the band in 1992 with drummer Joel Ekman, Shawn Economaki joined filling in the bass position, leaving the electric guitar position to be filled by Josh Rand.
In 1997, Taylor was approached by the metal band, Slipknot, resulting in him abandoning Stone Sour while they were recording a demo album with Sean McMahon at SR studios. He returned five years later to record their debut album, Stone Sour in 2002.
Both Taylor and guitarist Josh Rand contacted Jim Root, Slipknot’s guitarist, and Shawn Economaki, Stone Sour’s original bassist, to begin writing songs for their debut album. Drummer Joel Ekman came back on board as well. This “reformation” later resulted in Stone Sour recording at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
In Des Moines, Iowa, Joey Jordison, Shawn Crahan, and Mick Thomson approached him requesting that he join Slipknot. He consented to go to one of their practices and ended up singing before them. Of Slipknot’s nine individuals, Corey was the 6th to join the band. Performing with Slipknot, he would likewise come to be known as “Number Eight”, being that the band pursues a numbering plan for its individuals, running from 0–8. As indicated by Shawn Crahan, Corey needed number eight, since it symbolizes endlessness.
Corey Taylor Net Worth
Taylor an American singer and songwriter, who is known as a lead vocalist of two rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour. He has an estimated net worth of about $12 million.
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