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Corey Taylor says songs on Slipknot's first album "inspired by porn"

Slipknot Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor recently spoke to The Guardian about the band's first album. An excerpt is available below:

"The lyrics for the first Slipknot album were written in the bathroom, while I was working 9 a.m. ’til 8 p.m. at a porn shop. I would always have my notebook and pen, and for some reason, every time I’d go to the bathroom I’d start writing something great."

Porn wasn’t the only inspiration. Taylor also gave credit to NIRVANA, TOM PETTY and PINK FLOYD, as well as writers Hunter S. Thompson and Allen Ginsberg.

He went on to say that he’s had a hard time performing the Slipknot song 'Snuff', because it reminds him of late bassist Paul Gray, who died last year.

“I do it in my acoustic set,” he said. “That song really makes me miss him a lot. It was written way before he passed, but there’s a sadness in it that breaks my heart. I still play it, though.”

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    January 14, 2011

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