Corey Taylor was asked by Full Metal Jackie about Clown’s recent comments that “there are almost 30 pieces of work written for Slipknot,” to which he replied:
“I have no idea. I haven’t even heard any of this stuff.
“In true Slipknot fashion, I’m being told through the press that this is all going on. So it is what it is.
“I can guarantee you that it’s very creative, I can guarantee you that it’s dark. I can guarantee you that it’s going to be unlike anything I’ve ever heard before.
“I know [Clown’s] mind, I know Jim [Root]’s mind. I just am really looking forward to hearing it when I’m allowed to hear it.”
Back in August, Corey told Hard Drive about the whole matter:
“Apparently, as Clown let me know through the press, things are going on without Corey Taylor.
“So, thanks for that, Clown! Heard you loud and clear. You have my number. I don’t know what the hell the problem is.
“Hey man, it’s all good. He’s really into being a part of the writing process, always has been. Him and Jim have always written very well together.
“The cool thing about that is that once it’s time I’ll know, and I’ll come and I’ll hear some stuff.
“It’s great being able to hear stuff for the first time. And hearing some stuff I know I’ve never heard before. I’m excited. We’ll see what happens.”