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A very intriguing candidate once eligible, Slipknot will bring to the table a very loud fan base, very loud music and very loud costumes. This is not to take away from what is a very decent Nu-Metal band who continues to sell a ton of records and despite the gimmickry is very well respected. Slipknot could be a dark horse candidate for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…stranger things has happened, though perhaps not to a stranger band!

Slipknot's Corey Taylor talks about the RRHOF

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In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Slipknot frontman, Corey Taylor was asked about this year’s class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Taylor’s bluntness might entertain a lot of you:

“The fact that Madonna got in before Deep Purple got in? Those people can kiss my ass. Like, fuck you. Stop calling it the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stop. Because it's obvious that you don't give a shit about rock & roll. If you did, bands like Deep Purple and Cheap Trick would've been in years ago. And that's fucking upsetting. Call it the Popular Music Hall of Fame. Call it anything other than that. Because all you do is fucking piss me off.”

Taylor was later asked his opinion if Slipknot would later be inducted:

“No. I wouldn't even go, dude. I don't give a shit. All of that stuff is counterproductive. It's like, "Oh, God. I hope they like me." That's why you go out on tour. That's why you try to sell albums. I don't give a shit about a museum. Put me in a fucking museum? Are you kidding me? We'll put our own museum together and share it with our fans.”

I don’t about you, but there was a big part of us that enjoyed reading that!

Corey Taylor sounds off on the N.W.A/Gene Simmons controversy

You can always count on Slipknot’s Corey Taylor for speaking his mind, so when Loudwire asked him his thoughts on the Gene Simmons/N.W.A. controversy, you have to know that he would not skirt the issue.

He had the following to say:

“I see what Gene's saying, and, you know, I'm old-school guy as well; I get it. But at the same time, the more I look at what N.W.A. did, man, I mean, they influenced me, and I'm a rock and roll guy. So how do they not deserve to be in there? To me, bands like that, bands like RUN–D.M.C., it's a different type of band, but it's a band, man. I mean, that's straight up. So I can see both sides of it."

"I have bigger problems with the Hall Of Fame than some of the people who have gone in. Mine has more to do with the fact that until this year, CHEAP TRICK and DEEP PURPLE weren't in. That, to me, is disrespectful on a whole other level. Does N.W.A. deserve to be in. You're goddamn right they do. But did CHEAP TRICK and DEEP PURPLE deserve to be in years before they got in? You're damn right they did. So that whole organization needs to figure out who they're gonna honor and when, because there are still bands right now who aren't in that should be."

Simmons had previously criticized the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for inducting N.W.A. and other hip-hop acts as they were not “Rock and Roll”.

Now are we done talking about this?

Probably not.

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