Corey Taylor slams Adam Levine over rock music comments

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 December 2018

Corey Taylor

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.”

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