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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor says he’ll keep his mask just to bother people

Singer Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour performs onstage during DIMEBASH 2019 at The Observatory on January 24, 2019 in Santa Ana, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
Singer Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour performs onstage during DIMEBASH 2019 at The Observatory on January 24, 2019 in Santa Ana, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Slipknot singer Corey Taylor has said on Instagram that he will “never” change his new mask, following online criticism of the mask from fans.

After one fan wrote, “I love how much your mask is seriously wrecking heads. Personally, I like it. You’ve achieved what you set out to do….f**king loving it!!” Corey responded, “That’s exactly why I’ll never change it, because it bothers SOOOOOO many people.”

Taylor worked on his new mask with special effects legend Tom Savini, whose extensive career in the film industry and the horror genre dates back to the late 1970s, including such films as Friday The 13th, Dawn Of The Dead, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn and many others.

CHECK IT OUT: See Corey Taylor and Tom Savini hanging out:

Savini spoke with Revolver about the pushback on the mask, saying, “There was a lot of negative response, initially . . . fans were like, ‘Savini? Oh s**t, my sister could have done better than that.’ Someone even fastened a milk carton to their face and posted a side-by-side and said, ‘Nailed it!’ Regardless, the mask looks excellent.”

See one fan’s impression of Corey’s mask:

The members of Slipknot performed with their new masks for the first time on May 17th when they appeared as the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band’s new album, We Are Not Your Kind, arrives on August 9th and features the single “Unsainted.”

Story source: Blabbermouth

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