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SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor Recalls His Past Fist Fight with Sid Wilson

Corey Taylor, frontman of multi-platinum Iowan masked metal collective SLIPKNOT, recently reflected on his past fractured relationship with his bandmate, DJ Sid WilsonTaylor teared up while sharing the story of how the pair trading blows and the eventual reconciliation that followed.

While taking part in a Q&A at the ‘Monster-Mania Con‘ in Oaks, PA this past weekend, Taylor was asked by a fan about the biggest fight he had with a member of his own band. Rocknrollexperience.com were in attendance and documented Taylor‘s response:

“Me and Sid got into a fistfight, and it’s something that I’m not proud of. It was during a tough, tough time. He and I were at such parallel ends — polarized and parallel ends — of the universe for no reason other than we were just in different spots in our life. But for some reason we were just banging heads hard. And it wasn’t good, to the point where when he would come into the room, I would leave, and if I came into the room, he would leave.

This was about six years ago, so it’s… We’re good now, just so everybody knows. But it came to a head in Sweden. And he and I were both on a tear. Luckily, we kept this away from the fans. We had just had a meet-and-greet at the time. And a fan had given me a comic book that I had been looking for for a long time. So I was looking at it, and really appreciating it, and Sid being Sid, [he] came up and not knowing what was going on, he probably thought he was just joking, but came up and he just smacked it right out of my hand hard. He just nailed it.

And in any other context, it would have been funny, like, ‘Oh, you dick,’ you know. But everything was amplified and all of the things you haven’t said come rushing to the front of your mind and it becomes an issue. And that turned into us turning on each other and going at each other hard to the point where the band had to pull us apart. He was saying he was gonna go home and leave the tour. I wasn’t going to apologize. It was bad, man.”