Corey Taylor says Alice In Chains is “one of the best rock bands of all time”

Author Samuel Järvinen - 20.12.2021

Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour fame, among others, has enjoyed a successful musical career. Yet he has plenty of words of praise for others in the industry too, as a recent question-and-answer session in Columbus, USA, showed.

During the session, Taylor paid tribute to rock band Alice In Chains, calling the band “one of the best rock bands of all time”.

“It has to be Alice In Chains. Alice In Chains, to me, is one of the greatest rock bands that ever was. And I don’t just mean that from a grunge standpoint or metal or anything like that. They revolutionized so much musically and they inspired me to change the way I write music. I mean, full stop, period, the end of sentence”, Taylor says and continues:

“Layne Staley is still one of the greatest fucking singers that ever lived. Now, that is not a reflection of the demons that he had to fight, obviously, and that’s everything to do with his talent. He just made it look so fucking easy, and he could sing anything, he could write anything, and the shit that he was writing about was killing him, and yet we loved it. To me, that was the greatest baring of the soul that I ever listened to. And if you need any more proof of that, all you need to do is listen to ‘Nutshell’. It’s one of the greatest songs ever written. And that’s not even my favorite Alice In Chains song.

You can watch a video of the event below.