Corey Taylor on Promoting Streaming Services: ‘I Don’t Give a S–t About Any of That’
Apple Music debuted yesterday with a promo voiced by Trent Reznor, a demonstration, a presentation from Drake and several more artists popping up in a trailer for the upcoming service. But don't expect to see Slipknot or in particular Corey Taylor hopping on the bandwagon.
The vocalist was asked by NME about the streaming service and didn't exactly fall all over himself offering praise. In fact, Taylor admitted he's not really a fan of streaming services at all regardless of the brand.
When asked if he were approached by Tidal or Apple Music if he'd be in favor of supporting them, Taylor stated, "Of course not, because they can't use our music to sell anything. That's fine with me, you know, I don't give a s--t. Let the f---ing Taylor S--ts and One Erections sell their f---ing sodas and edible panties. I don't give a s--t about any of that."
He went on to add, "The second that I'm writing music written specifically to sell somebody a f---ing motorcycle book, that's it for me. I'm done. I'm f---ing out. I thought the big thing was between Tidal and Spotify. I never realized that there's now a f---ing third player on the f---ing rack. It's so hard to keep up with the way technology's f---ing going anymore. I'm surprised people haven't just dropped their tools and been like, 'F--- it, I'm out.'"
That outspoken attitude is just the kind of thing you'll get with Taylor's upcoming book, You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left. The book is due to land on shelves July 7. It's currently available for pre-order at Amazon.
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