SLIPKNOT frontman says he was nervous that the audience wasn’t gonna give a shit about him before he joined Jensen Ackles on stage in Las Vegas.
In a recent Interview, he said:
“It’s kind of a crazy story,” he said. “I didn’t start watching [‘Supernatural’] right away, but I started watching around the third season. And I went back and binge watched the first two seasons as much as I could and then started buying the DVDs from there. Now I download them right away and watch the shows as much as possible. So I go way back with the show and I love the whole universe, everything about it. What I’ve noticed is that I’ve made a lot of friends over the years with some of my fans who are actually ‘Supernatural’ fans themselves.”
“So I have a friend — me and the guys have a mutual friend named Shannynwho’s actually from Australia. She’s a massive SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR fan and a huge ‘Supernatural’ fan, goes to all the conventions and knows a lot about them. I had no idea, to be honest. I’m all over running around the world, so I don’t get to go to half the conventions that I want to let alone know about half of them. So I found out about the conventions through her and then found out that the Js are huge fans, especially Jensen. And then I get a call from her — this goes back to last year right around like September or October — Shannyn was planning to go to the Las Vegas convention and she was, like, ‘Would you want to go and meet the guys?’ And I was, like, ‘Duh! Of course I would! If I’m in town, I absolutely would love to do that.’ Fast forward to she keeps in touch with those guys and found out that Jensen wanted to do a tune with me with the band. Now me, I really flipped out at that. I was, like, ‘There’s no way, there’s no way I’m gonna be lucky enough to jump up with those guys and do a tune and not look like’ — I said it onstage, I feel like I’ve just won a contest. I felt the same way just hearing the idea of that.”
Asked if he was nervous before going up on stage and performing with Ackles, Taylor said: “I was more nervous that the audience wasn’t gonna give a shit about me. Because apparently there was all this build-up, people were talking about the ‘special guest’ that was going to happen… Everybody thought it was gonna be [Collins, who plays] Castiel and I thought, they’re gonna boo me, they’re gonna boo me because I’m not Castiel. So when I walked out and people were actually stoked, I kinda relaxed a little bit, but yeah, there was that moment when I was, like, ‘Ahhh!'”