First there was Slipknot’s #8, a masked lunatic with a horrific gameface. Then there was the Corey Taylor who shed his latex skin for Stone Sour.
Now, just when fans think they’ve seen both sides of the singer, he’s about to reveal a third.
Not one but two Taylors will be seen in Stone Sour’s new video for “Bother,” the solemn lament that also appears on the soundtrack to “Spider-Man,” according to a Roadrunner spokesperson. The band, which Taylor formed prior to joining Slipknot, is scheduled to film the video in Los Angeles on August 4 and 5 with director Gregory Dark (Linkin Park, Disturbed), who collaborated with Taylor on the treatment.
The theme of the conceptual clip deals with impending mortality as it portrays the band in a turbulent, emotional and gritty light. The primary Taylor is the present-day incarnation, the long-haired dynamo who personifies the raw emotion and energy contained in his songs. Much like the foresighted Dickens tale, “A Christmas Carol,” the second image of the frontman is like the ghost of Taylor future as it depicts an aged man at the foot of death’s door.
“Bother” follows “Get Inside,” the first single from Stone Sour’s debut LP, set for release August 27 (see “Corey Taylor Insists His Other Band Is No Slipknot Jr.” ). “Bother” is expected to surface at radio around the time of the video’s filming.