Beefs 2011: Slipknot's Corey Taylor Calls Rick Rubin "Overrated and Overpaid"
Published Nov 23, 2011From Adele to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, many big stars continue to look to American production legend Rick Rubin to helm the recording of their albums. One person who will never be in the same room as that iconic beard again, however, is Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor.
Rubin worked with Slipknot on their 2004 album Vol 3: (The Subliminal Verses), but Taylor points out that the producer offered very little to the project. Addressing an audience at a Q&A session in Texas on Friday (November 18), Taylor had a lot of negative things to say about Rubin.
"There are some people who would love for me to toe the party line, which is basically, 'Working with Rick Rubin was a very enriching experience,'" he began. "Let me give you the fucking truth of it: Rick Rubin showed up for 45 minutes a week. Rick Rubin would then, during that 45 minutes, lay on a couch and have a mic brought in next to [his] face so he wouldn't have to move."
From there, the tirade just got worse: "The Rick Rubin of today is a thin, thin, thin shadow of the Rick Rubin that he was. He is overrated, he is overpaid, and I will never work with him again as long as I fucking live."
Thanks to NME for the tip.