Corey Taylor Talks About Recording His Solo Album During A Pandemic

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Corey Taylor had time to record his solo album this spring because Slipknot was off the road — and that his solo band took the pandemic very seriously.

Taylor told Spin that everyone who would be involved in the sessions had “to quarantine for two weeks. I said, ‘Stay the [heck] away from everyone and anyone, social distance… Do everything and when the time comes, drive into Las Vegas. Don’t fly.’ We did it right. And once we were in the studio, we stayed away from everybody, and had no real contact with the outside world.”

Taylor and company recorded 25 tracks — the 13 songs that are on CMFT, plus six acoustic versions of Taylor’s originals and six covers. Those covers include “Lunatic Fringe” by Red Rider, “On the Dark Side” by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band and “Shakin” by Eddie Money. Those tracks will be released as B-sides and bonus tracks for various versions of CMFT, which is due out October 2nd.