February 27, 2017


Slipknot's Corey Taylor Torches GRAMMYs, Says They 'Disrespected' Metallica

Francesco Castaldo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
Francesco Castaldo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Lady Gaga and Metallica performed together at the 2017 GRAMMYs, but only one act's mic worked like it should. While Metallica's unfortunate circumstance was commented on thoroughly in the days following the show, Slipknot's Corey Taylor still has thoughts.

"I feel bad for Metallica," the vocalist told The ETC Podcast (video below). "Honestly, because at this point in their career they shouldn't have been disrespected like that." He also took issue with the thrash icons' name not being mentioned in Laverne Cox's introduction, although Gaga's was.

Taylor went on:

"I have a lot of very strong opinions about the GRAMMYs anyway. That really cemented it for me. We don't need your respect. We don't need you to make us feel like we accomplished something, 'cause all you do is open our mouths and shit in it, and I'm tired of tasting it. So, fuck you, dude. And by the way, I've won one, so it's not a big deal. They don't even really listen to this shit. They go, 'Oh, I recognize that name. There you go.'"

The Stone Sour singer also said the GRAMMYs' producers hamper bands' crews from fine-tuning their stage setup and sound mix, "which is horseshit, because stuff like this then happens."

Following the ceremony, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich called Gaga the "quintessential perfect fifth member of this band" and teased future work together.

Watch an old-school Fuse interview with Corey Taylor: