Corey Taylor Opens Up to Larry King About Chester Bennington’s Suicide, Disdain for Trump & Kid Rock Senate Bid


Heavy metal rocker Corey Taylor sits down with Larry King for an all new season six episode of the Emmy-nominated series, “Larry King Now” and discusses a potential new Slipknot album, his desire to collaborate with Jay-Z, and his friend Chester Bennington’s suicide. Taylor also opens up about politics, including his views on Trump and a possible Kid Rock Senate bid.

Heavy metal legend Corey Taylor opens up about his relationship with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, whose recent suicide shocked the music community. In response to fans calling Chester “cowardly”, Corey “doesn’t agree.” “Unless You’ve walked in those shoes you don’t understand the pain, the weight of carrying that along, and there’s no right way to deal with it. There’s no universal fix-all. So you spend your whole life trying to find what works for you. I am just glad I got the time I had with him.” Taylor says Bennington was a “sweetheart of a guy,” and that he sadly struggled with mental health issues.

Taylor also discusses his disdain for President Trump a man he says is attempting to run “American Inc.,” instead of the government. “I am not going to sit here and call him a Hitler like a lot of other people will, I think he is just a massive ego. He’s a businessman who’s going to try and run America Inc., and that doesn’t work, that’s not what governments do.” Adding, “It’s never gone the right way for the middle class. To everyone who keeps telling me to give him a chance, I keep trying to give him a chance and he keeps shooting himself in the foot.”

Taylor also weighs in on why he thinks Kid Rock has no place running for the U.S. Senate. “I’ve heard he is really, really cool, but I think the worst thing that people can do is assume you can fill a role that you have no experience in, I mean, we are kinda seeing that with the President now.”

Plus Corey Taylor talks cross-genre collaborations with Larry, revealing his desire to join forces with legendary rapper Jay-Z. “His mind is so massive, I think it would be really really cool.”

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