SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Talks Possible KNOTFEST Expansion, Offers Update On Bassist VMANAugust 13, 2015
MusikUniverse.mu conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor at last weekend's Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On the possibility of SLIPKNOT's festival Knotfest growing into a full-fleged traveling event:
"There's been talk about it. My problem is that it's a little more than I wanna grow Knotfest right now. I wanted it to kind of grow in increments and slowly expand. I think if we turned Knotfest into a big tour, then we would lose a lot of the elements that make it so cool. It wouldn't be a two to three days anymore, it would be a one-day thing, and we wouldn't be able to bring out a lot of the elements that we like, like the carnivals and the museum and stuff. So it's definitely a conversation that's going on right now, that we're trying to figure out. But, you know, I mean, never say never. Let's see what happens."
"We're gonna continue to do the Knotfest shows. Right now we're trying to figure out how big to make them and how to expand it. My idea was to do maybe ten weekends in diferent places — maybe five in the U.S., a couple up in Canada, and maybe one down in Mexico City. Just try to expand it like that, so people get the actual experience of it, and you're not running yourself into the ground trying to chase something that it isn't. So that's what we're looking at right now."
On how SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "Vman" Venturella is doing after being rushed to a hospital earlier in the month during the group's concert in Hartford:
"Vman is great. Last night in Toronto was his first show back on stage; he had been playing back behind the set cards, just resting as much as possible, getting his legs back together. He went and saw the doctor again for a check-up. He gave him the 'A-OK,' and he's doing good. We're just right kind of watching him and seeing how he's doing. And he's doing great."
SLIPKNOT's "Summer's Last Stand" tour kicked off on July 24 in West Palm Beach, Florida, and will wrap up on September 5 in Dallas.
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