This Is The Slipknot Song That Corey Taylor Is Tired Of Playing Live

5 May 2023 | 3:21 pm | Mary Varvaris
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"I don’t f*cking want to play this song ever again."

(Pic by Jonathan Weiner)

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Slipknot have been a band for 28 years this year, and in their almost three decades together, they have released seven albums, two live albums, and five concert DVDs.

There are Slipknot songs that just have to be in pretty much every setlist: Duality, Surfacing, People = Shit, and Wait And Bleed. But it’s the latter song that vocalist Corey Taylor has admitted to feeling tired of performing.

Opening up about the band’s long, storied career in a podcast interview with All Things Music, Taylor said, “I’m going on record here. I’m not the one who vetoes these things. I vetoed one song for half a tour – you’re going to laugh – Wait And Bleed because I was fucking tired of playing itI was like, ‘Can we do one run where we don’t play it?’”.

The singer continued to discuss a four-star Kerrang! review Slipknot received for their Download 2019 performance, mentioning that the set was docked one star due to omitting the track.

“We got a 4K review from headlining Download specifically because we didn’t play Wait And Bleed,” Taylor noted. “I was like, ‘Are you fucking kidding me?’ I was so mad. I purposefully was like ‘I don’t fucking want to play this song ever again'”.

Slipknot released The End, So Far, in September last year. The record landed at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts, marking their fourth consecutive #1 album in Australia. The album also made a stunning impact worldwide with #1 debuts in the UK, USA, Germany, Switzerland, and Mexico, as well as Top 3 debuts in Canada, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Japan, and Belgium.

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Kill Your Stereo’s review of Knotfest Australia concluded about the namesake band’s performance last month, “Slipknot, indeed, is the heirs-apparent to the Metal Throne as THE G.O.A.T. once Metallica calls it a day. 

“Blasting through tracks that spanned their entire career, this was an experience far more than simply a festival set. The maniacal bashing of beer kegs with flaming baseball bats, the slithering of members of the band over the separate levels of the set, the masks, the pyro, the theatricality of it, Corey Taylor’s purposeful hyping of the crowd that was so intent on the inclusion of everyone into the Slipknot family and more.” Read the full review here.