- Bang Showbiz
- 2 December 2018
Corey Taylor has slammed Adam Levine for claiming that “rock music is nowhere”
Corey Taylor has slammed Adam Levine for claiming that “rock music is nowhere”.
The Maroon 5 frontman claimed in an interview published earlier this week that the ‘Moves Like Jagger’ hitmakers take their inspiration from hip-hop and R&B, because he doesn’t believe rock music is doing anything “innovative”.
And now, Slipknot and Stone Sour rocker Corey has branded the 39-year-old singer as a “schmuck”, saying he doesn’t coming “close” to rock music.
Quoting a user on Twitter who claimed Maroon 5 have never been a rock band, 44-year-old Corey wrote: “Just because you claim to have ‘Moves Like Jagger’ doesn’t mean you come anywhere CLOSE to ROCKING like Jagger. Tell that schmuck to go back to The f***ing ‘Voice’ (sic)”
In Adam’s interview, he claimed he didn’t know “where” rock music had gone, and branded hip-hop as “better than everything else”.
He said: “Something unique to this band is that we have always looked to hip-hop, R&B, all rhythmic forms of music, from back when we were writing our first album to now. Rock music is nowhere, really. I don’t know where it is. If it’s around, no one’s invited me to the party.
“All of the innovation and the incredible things happening in music are in hip-hop. It’s better than everything else. Hip-hop is weird and avant-garde and flawed and real, and that’s why people love it.
“My goal is to make songs that don’t sound dated 10 years later. My main criteria for a song is, can I live with it forever? And if I can’t, I just don’t have the heart to do it. It’s that simple.”