Sons of Slipknot members cover dads' songs in their own band
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The sons of Stone Sour and Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor and Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan have launched their own band. Video footage of singer Griffin Taylor, drummer Simon Crahan and two more unnamed bandmates performing Slipknot's "The Devil In I" and "Dead Memories" in their rehearsal space has been posted online.
Crahan told us a while back that he could envision a time when one of his two sons took over his job in Slipknot: "My oldest boy, when I do skip, he's gonna take over my slot. He was sitting on the stair in diapers wearing my mask with sticks while we were downstairs trying to learn how to be a band. So when I leave, it won't be like I died and my son came in and tried to fill my place. I'm gonna bail, but I'm gonna hand over the throne and say, 'Hey, I can't do it anymore. You do it. You're my blood.'"
Corey shared a stage with Griffin last July when the younger Taylor, then 14 years old, came onstage to sing Stone Sour's "Song #3" with his old man.
Corey told a Wisconsin radio station at the time, "First of all, he's a natural. He'd never done anything like that before. We didn't even practice on stage with him . . . I'd never felt that kind of pride in my life, man. I was, like, 'Oh, you've got the Taylor curse now, dude. You're screwed.'"
Griffin was born in 2002 to Corey and his first wife, Scarlett. He also has a daughter by a previous relationship.
Crahan has four children with his wife Chantal, to whom he's been married since 1992.
Stone Sour is touring in support of its latest album, Hydrograd, while Slipknot is in the process of writing new music and plans to release its next LP in 2019.