SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will play an acoustic set on Friday, December 14 at Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. He will be joined by his longtime sidekick Jason Christopher, who has previously worked with PRONG, MINISTRY and SEBASTIAN BACH. Also appearing on the bill are CHERRY BOMBS, the all-girl dance group led by Taylor's girlfriend Alicia Dove, BRAVO DELTA and WORDS AS WEAPONS. The event is a fundraising benefit for Star Treatments, a charity founded by Matt DiRito of the band POP EVIL.
Star Treatments covers the costs of transportation for children who are battling health issues to their medical appointments in a more comfortable way, such as in a limo or bus. The children and their families get the "rock-star treatment" all the way to the hospital and back, so they can be as pleasant and calm as possible during such a stressful time.
Says Taylor: "We'll be raising money for Star Treatments — an amazing charity started by Matt DiRito. It'll be a helluva night with performances by yours truly and my stunt double, Jason Christopher, a set by CHERRY BOMBS and much more. Hope you can join us December 14!"
For more information on Star Treatments, visit www.startreatments.org.
Taylor said in a 2016 interview that it would be "super greedy" of him to launch a solo career — at least for now. Speaking with RockSverige.se, Taylor explained: "I've been getting questions about solo stuff forever. But it's a good problem to have. But, at the same time, I'm in two fantastic bands. Why would I ever?"
He added, "Unless I wanted to get super greedy, why would I try to split off and do something else. I'm very fulfilled by the music that I get to make with both bands. Is there a solo album in me? Yes. But it's not gonna be for a few more years."
Taylor spoke a while back about what he thought a solo album from him might sound like. "For me, the stuff that I write is, it would be like a cross between the [FOO FIGHTERS], SOCIAL [DISTORTION] and THE REPLACEMENTS, you know," he told The Pulse Of Radio. "I mean, real Midwestern rock. Real, just open chords, good time rock, you know. And damn the critics, basically. That's the stuff I write and that's the stuff I've always tried to write."