Corey Taylor feels Slipknot could continue without him

ABC/Randy HolmesSlipknot's been going strong now for more than 20 years now, but if you've ever seen any of the group's live shows, then you know they take quite the toll. Speaking to Metal Hammer, frontman Corey Taylor says the thought of hanging up his mask and jumpsuit has "crossed [his] mind," but he notes that if he ever decided to leave the Knot, he feels they still could continue without him.

"If I just couldn't do it anymore, I'd just stop, but that doesn't mean that the band would stop," Taylor explains. "If I can't do it, then someone might be able to take my place."

"I've thought about it before," he continues. "If the right person came around and the guys were into it, then I'll just head off. We can't shortchange anyone."

Of course, Taylor will remain the Slipknot frontman for at least the immediate future, as they gear up to launch a U.S. tour this Friday, July 26 in Mountain View, California. The masked metallers will release a new album, We Are Not Your Kind, on August 9.

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