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Corey Taylor Gets Paul Gray Tattoo And Talks Slipknot’s Future [VIDEO]

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor got emotional on last night’s episode of ‘NY Ink’ when he dropped by to get a tattoo paying tribute to his fallen bandmate and friend Paul Gray. He also opened up about his feelings on the bands future without Paul and his reluctance to continue.

Corey Taylor has been very outspoken about the future of Slipknot without recently deceased bassist Paul Gray. In past interviews he has even said to stop asking about it or he will “just walk away”. In his latest sit down with Gibson, Corey opened up and explained the reasoning behind his doubts about continuing as Slipknot:

“There’s a part of me that’s ready and there’s a part of me that’s not. I have a lot of trepidation about it. I don’t know how to feel. I know a lot of the guys in the band are trying not to show that side, and I can’t. Without Paul Gray, there would have been no Slipknot, and I mean that sincerely… It’s strange for me to think about the future of Slipknot without him. This tour coming up is definitely going to be like baby steps… It’s going to be a long time before I feel OK about it. I’m not saying that I’m not open to it. I’m just saying that I’m not there yet, and I don’t know how long it’s going to take me to get there. So we’re just going to have to see what happens. Only time will tell.”

DJ Sid Wilson shared a similar sentiment about the tour being the test for whether the band will endure in an interview I had with him last month. The Slipknot tour kicks off with the bands performance at Sonisphere in Athens, Greece June 17th and will have 13 stops running through September.

Corey also dropped by to get some fresh ink at none other than TLC’s ‘NY Ink’. Watch the video below where an emotional Taylor gets a tattoo honoring the memory of his late friend and Slipknot bassist Paul Gray.

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