SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor was interviewed earlier this week on the Fox Business program “Kennedy”, hosted by former MTV VJ Kennedy. You can now watch the segment below.
Speaking about the recent death of LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington, Taylor said: “I was just as blindsided as everybody was. I had just spoken to him a few weeks before, and he sounded fine — he sounded great. That’s what I miss — the fact that I’m not gonna be able to hang out with him, I’m not gonna be able to make music with him again, I’m not gonna be able to share the stage with… What a talent, you know?
“When Chester died, I was, like, ‘That’s it,'” he continued. “I’ve really been devoting a lot of time and effort into promoting a lot of the suicide prevention centers. The Lifeline is what it’s called — it’s a national consortium of all the local suicide hotlines. But there’s also a lot of great, different organizations that deal with it — whether it’s pre-teen stuff, like You Cannot Be Replaced, or the older generation has The You Rock Foundation.”
Bennington died by suicide on July 20. He was 41.
His private funeral service took place on July 29 near his home in Palos Verdes, California. It was attended by five hundred guests, including members of all three bands Bennington sang in: LINKIN PARK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and DEAD BY SUNRISE.