Would Corey Taylor Ever Sing For AC/DC? 'I Don't Know If I Could Do It Justice'

2 October 2020 | 3:06 pm | Neil Griffiths

"Those are huge shoes to step in... "

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Corey Taylor's new debut solo album out today, CMFT, features a song dedicated to legendary frontman Bon Scott and AC/DC, but don't expect the Slipknot singer to put his hand up to play with the iconic band. 

Some of the tracks on Taylor's debut record undoubtedly pay homage to AC/DC and it comes at a perfect time as the Sydney group confirmed their return, complete with Brian Johnson.

However, while he concedes the comparisons between the album and AC/DC is "a hell of a compliment", the 46-year-old musician said he wouldn't step in for Johnson, or even Axl Rose.


"Honestly, I don't have the range of Axl," Taylor said when appearing on a recent episode of The Green Room with Neil Griffiths podcast.

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"When I was younger, I could hit a lot of Bon Scott notes, but I don't know if I can now. Let's put it that way!

"And I certainly can't hit Brian Johnson stuff. I can't even hit the stuff he did when he was in Geordie! 

"He's fucking up there, man."

"Those are huge shoes to step in and I don't know if I can do it, just for the fact that I don't know if I could do it justice, man," Taylor continued.

"I would never consign myself to disrespect the music by not being able to play it the way that it was meant to be played, you know?"

Listen to the full The Green Room episode with Taylor on Spotify, Apple Podcasts (below) or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.