Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Annoyed By ‘Dumb Invention’ Selfie Sticks
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor‘s cantankerous side continues to shine through … and hilariously at that. The vocalist is one of the more personable musicians in rock, but he’s been letting fly more with discussions on things that annoy him of late and his latest target is the Selfie Stick.
The camera attachment has become more and more prominent at festivals, enough so that Coachella and Lollapalooza organizers put them on the “prohibited items” list this year. They’ve also been banned from several U.K. venues as well. And it’s probably a good thing, especially for those who might catch Taylor on tour.
Speaking with NME, the vocalist was asked about the emergence of Selfie Sticks and he let rip with a classic rant. “Oh my fucking God, Selfie Sticks, fuck me. Whenever I see one I’m like ‘Seriously?!’ There’s a whole fucking industry making hundreds of thousands of dollars probably every day just so we can take big fucking pictures of our own stupid faces?!”
He adds, “It’s a dumb invention. What the fuck is wrong with us? … The stuff that really pisses me off is, really, deep down, is not so much the trivial stuff — is the shit that they try and fucking con us with … I would love to find a baseball bat — or a cricket bat in England — and I would beat the living s–t out of that person probably and then I would go to jail without even being the slightest bit fucking sorry. Cuff me up, officer! I’m not trying to run. Is that the van? OK, I’ll get myself in! Just get me the fuck out of here.”
Taylor also hilariously took on music streaming services in a recent interview, calling out the “fucking Taylor Shits and One Erections of the world” for being favorites of the streaming world to help sell sodas and edible panties.
You can find out more of Taylor’s annoyances and rants about today’s society in his latest book, You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left. The book is available in a variety of bundle packages and through various sites. To pick it up, click here.