Deicide’s Glen Benton Goes Off on Slipknot: ‘F—ing Blow Me Corey Taylor’
Update: Corey Taylor has offered Loudwire an exclusive response to Glen Benton
Deicide frontman Glen Benton is not happy with Corey Taylor and Slipknot. While appearing on the Talk Toomey podcast, Benton unleashed on Slipknot for not taking Deicide out on tour with them, although a verbal promise was allegedly made.
Glen Benton can be a pissed off dude. His vehement hatred of Christianity and the act of burning an inverted cross into his forehead multiple times made Benton one of metal’s most infamous musicians. Though Benton has mellowed out on self-mutilation, Decide’s music continues to be fiercely anti-religious.
As a band for nearly 30 years, Deicide has inspired many turn-of-the-millennium acts like Slipknot. The masked nine are now playing stadiums and Benton is pissed that Slipknot hasn’t offered Deicide a supporting slot. “Not to f—ing bust balls, but I’ll bust balls,” Benton begins on Talk Toomey. “Slipknot: ‘Oh we’re going to take you guys out man, we’re going to take you guys out dude.’ Yeah, blow me. That’s what I say to you. F—ing blow me Corey Taylor and all you f-gs. OK. ‘Oh we’re going to take Deicide out on tour with us and blah blah blah.’ Blowing air up our asses, back in the day. You know what, you never did a f—ing thing for us. You introduced us at a show once. Great, thanks. How about a f—ing tour? How about f—ing helping us out a little bit? I mean we’ve only been doing this for several years. You guys were like, ‘Dude you were what got me started.’ Well you know what, return the f—ing favor. You know what I mean?”
While not referring to Slipknot by name in this section of the interview, Benton continued going off on the touring industry. “This is how they get away with getting out of having you on a tour,” says Benton. “They offer you a s—tty amount of money where it’s virtually impossible to do it, so you end up declining or cancelling or whatever the f— and then you look the like the idiot.”
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