The dormant supergroup once jammed with Corey Taylor – we need to hear this someday after
Scott Weiland was fired from supergroup Velvet Revolver in 2008, some big stars auditioned for the vacant vocalist spot. One such hopeful was Corey Taylor, who tried out for the band in 2010 but was ultimately unsuccessful – Slash admitted he thought his vocal style was ultimately too “macho” for the band’s snake-hipped hard rock.
In an instalment of Loudwire’s Wikipedia: Fact Or Fiction? series, Corey confirmed he’d recorded “nine or 10” original tracks with Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner, although the demo has been consigned to the vaults. “There were three songs we wrote together, which were pretty sweet, and there was a handful that I kind of rearranged based on music that they already had,” he said. Although Corey said he’d love to dust off the tracks and have another crack at perfecting them, don’t get your hopes up, as he also said, “the world will probably never hear them”. Chester [Bennington] sang on the verse.’” And it did, the late Linkin Park frontman proclaiming it “awesome”.
Originally slated to arrive in 2005, between and
album cycles, died a slow death. Bits and pieces emerged, like Public Enemy’s and The Psychedelic Furs’ – and
managed to snag their recording of Faith No More’s which took centre stage on our
tribute disc for the mag’s 30th anniversary in 2016.
Last year, Jonathan detailed the project’s (sort-of) resurrection, mentioning Korn had worked on the Charlie Daniels Band’s
When pressed on other titles, he told journalist Matt Pinfield, “We’re still picking [covers] – it’s been a work in progress for a long time. But whenever we get a little free time, we go ahead and do a couple songs. One day it’ll see the light of day.”
We’re not holding our breath, mate.
“when we get free tIme, we do a couple of songs”