December 8, 1973 (50)
Corey Taylor, best recognized as the powerhouse vocalist for the heavy metal bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, has carved a niche for himself in the world of music with his distinctive vocal style and captivating stage presence. He’s a man of many talents, spanning from singing and songwriting to acting, offering a creative versatility that has made him a dynamic figure in the entertainment industry.
Taylor’s musical journey began in earnest with Stone Sour, a band he formed in the early ’90s. However, it was his role as the lead vocalist of Slipknot, the Grammy-winning nu-metal band formed in 1995, that solidified his place in the heavy metal genre. His discography with Slipknot includes major hits like “Wait and Bleed” and “Duality.” Parallelly, his work with Stone Sour showcased a more melodic side to his music, with hits like “Through Glass.” Further demonstrating his versatility, Taylor also embarked on a solo career, releasing his debut album, “CMFT,” in 2020.
Over the course of his career, Taylor has collaborated with a wide array of artists, both on stage and in the recording studio. These include artists across genres, such as Soulfly, Apocalyptica, Damageplan, and Korn. He has shared the stage with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich of Metallica for a rendition of “Master of Puppets,” and appeared on Steel Panther’s “Death to All But Metal.” Other noteworthy collaborations include those with Dave Grohl, Tech N9ne, Code Orange, and Falling in Reverse.
Taylor’s musical prowess has earned him several recognitions in the music industry. He won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance with Slipknot for the song “Before I Forget.” In 2006, he was placed at number 86 in the Hit Parader’s Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. Furthermore, he has also received several Gold and Platinum certifications for his work with both Slipknot and Stone Sour.