As much as Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor wants the whole Chad Kroeger story to go away, as with most weird situations, they just don’t.
Taylor and Stone Sour guitarist Christian Martucci talked with WMMR’s Jaxon recently, and apparently, Kroeger’s bandmates were quick to distance themselves from their frontman:
“You know what, though, that just tells you the level of ego you’re dealing with. And I’ve said this since day one — it’s not the band. Because the band turned around… As soon as that story hit, the band called and apologized. They were, like, ‘It’s not us. We promise. It’s this guy. We don’t…’ And I had hung out with the band before and they’re super-cool dudes. So I was, like… Well, I figured it wasn’t them. So I don’t want people holding it against the band, because it’s not them. It’s Captain Ego from Planet Douche…I said something, maybe like, 15 years ago, but I was drinking then. Nobody listened to me then! And I haven’t said anything since. I don’t even think about him. I don’t think about you anymore [laughs.]”
The fun and funny interview took a serious turn when discussion turned to Chester Bennington’s death, and Taylor had some great advice for fans still coping with the loss of the Linkin Park frontman:
“So, it’s a shame, man. I’ve been encouraging his fans to remember the stuff that they loved about him. It’s a tragedy, but don’t let this color the goodness that you took from it. The hope, the positivity. He fought it with everything that he had, and if that helps you continue the fight, do it. We’re all here, and we all can relate.”
Stone Sour is currently on tour with Korn, with their complete tour itinerary available at StoneSour.com.
To listen to this interview in its entirety, go to WMMR.com.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)