Corey Taylor has responded to Deicide frontman Glen Benton’s rant against Slipknot, saying he hasn’t spoken to him in more than 10 years.
on the Talk Toomey podcast, Benton stated:
“Not to fucking bust balls, but I’ll bust balls. Slipknot: ‘Oh we’re going to take you guys out man, we’re going to take you guys out dude.’ Yeah blow me. That’s what I say to you. Fucking blow me Corey Taylor and all you fags. OK. ‘Oh we’re going to take Deicide out on tour with us and blah blah blah.’ Blowing air up our asses, back in the day You know what, you never did a fucking thing for us. You introduced us at a show once. Great thanks. How about a fucking tour? How about fucking helping us out a little bit? I mean we’ve only been doing this for several years. You guys were like ‘Dude you were what got me started.’ Well you know what, return the fucking favor. You know what I mean?”
The Deicide man said Slipknot never delivered on that supposed promise. But Taylor insists he never said anything of the sort and vows that if he had, he would have tried to make the tour happen.
In a interview with Loudwire Taylor responded :
”Out of respect to Glen and Deicide, I honestly don’t remember making a promise like that. I’m not saying someone else in the band didn’t say it. All I know is I didn’t. Being the singer I guess I’ll be the target.
If he wants to talk specifics we’ll talk specifics. We take submissions for tours. I see them all. Deicide has never submitted for tours, that I can remember. He wants to be pissed at me, go ahead- get in line. Everybody’s pissed at me. But don’t talk s—t on my guys- and don’t say s—t that isn’t f—ing true.”
The Slipknot vocalist also told on Rock 102.1 KFMA:
“I haven’t seen Glen Benton in 10 years and I haven’t talked to him in even longer. So I don’t know why he’s upset with me, I don’t know why he’s upset with us.
“We take out the bands who submit for us. It’s just that simple. Out of respect to him and what Deicide has done over the years, it’s, like, if you talked to somebody, it wasn’t me, and they sure as hell didn’t talk to me, because I would have tried to do something.”
Taylor adds that he’s used to criticism from within the industry as well as from fans and says he has developed a thick skin to deal with it.
“At the end of the day, not everyone’s gonna like you, and you have to learn that,” he says. “If you think everyone’s gonna like you, you need to get a helmet, because your life’s gonna be really sad.”