Slipknot wasn’t on the best terms when they recorded one of their most iconic albums, “Iowa.” In a new interview, the band says the tension was high in the studio.
In fact, Clown says the band “hated each other” at the time. That’s because they felt like “the world hated us” after their 1999 self-titled debut album. They were putting on a “performance” during the press cycle, and decided their follow-up would “be disturbing and force-fed to the world.” Even if times were tough, what they ended up with was a beloved album that is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.
“We were just all at odds with each other,” adds frontman Corey Taylor. “I don’t know if it was jealousy or if it was just insecurity; ‘Am I pulling my weight? Is this person getting more attention than me?’ It was just dark, and it really spit in the face of everything the band tried to accomplish on the first album.”
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