In a somewhat unlikely pairing, it looks like former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will be working together on a new project. Taylor revealed the fact during an interview with Mark Hoppus on the Blink-182 bassist’s Fuse TV talk show. McKagan and Taylorhad first connected when the vocalist auditioned for Velvet Revolver, though both parties mutually agreed it wasn’t a fit.
“I’m not singing with Velvet Revolver,” Taylor admitted. “We were doing some writing and doing some jamming and what-not, but it just seemed like there were different ideas as to what they wanted to do. And it was completely mutual; it was all good. I just love the fact that I got to hang out with people I grew up listening to. Me and Duff will probably do some stuff later. Me and him, we really hit it off, and we’re really close, and we started writing songs together, and we’ve got some really good stuff. So, you never know. There might be a mystery supergroup out there — me and Duff and some other weird people — making some weird music that people are, like, ‘What?! That’s them?!’ So, yeah, maybe. We’ll see what happens.”
There’s no telling what the project would sound like, but McKagan corroborated his interest in working on it. “I think [Taylor]’s the best voice of a new generation. The best rock ‘n’ voice out there. He’s got a lot of positive energy. I’d be proud to do anything with him.”