HENDERSON (May 16, 2023) – Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning, multi-platinum singer-songwriter, actor, and New York Times best-selling author Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) reveals details for his new solo studio album, CMF2, including the release of the electrifying new single, “Beyond,” out today. The CMF2 U.S. Tour will include a stop at The Dollar Loan Center on Sep. 29, 2023. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. PT.
CMF2 follows up Taylor’s 2020 solo debut CMFT, which featured the #1 Billboard mainstream rock single “Black Eyes Blue” and streaming sensation “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (feat. Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie). The LP hit #6 on Billboard’s US Top Rock Albums charts.
“My first solo album was kind of where I was coming from. This album is more where we’re going,” Taylor adds. CMF2 – where Taylor sings and plays lead and rhythm guitar, piano, and mandolin – packs the energy, experimentation, and forthrightness that’s defined a career which has seen him sell more than 12 million albums with his Grammy-winning band Slipknot and several million with chart-toppers Stone Sour.
CMF2 is Taylor’s first album for BMG and the first on his own label imprint, Decibel Cooper Recordings.
Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther, Amon Amarth), who produced Stone Sour’s 2017 Hydrograd LP as well as CMFT, returns for Taylor’s second full-length. “Together we have great ideas, great energy, and are quick to try everything,” Taylor says of his studio collaborator. “We’re not afraid to tell each other if it’s a good idea, or also a bad one; we have that kind of trust.”
ABOUT THE DOLLAR LOAN CENTER
The Dollar Loan Center is an all-new multi-purpose venue in Henderson, NV, just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, featuring a 5,567 fixed seating capacity for hockey and indoor football. A product of a public-private partnership between the City of Henderson and a group of investors led by Bill Foley, The Dollar Loan Center opened in March 2022 and is operated by the Foley Entertainment Group. The Dollar Loan Center is the home of the American Hockey League’s Henderson Silver Knights, the Indoor Football League’s Vegas Knight Hawks, the Big West Basketball Championships, the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, the Craggy Range Sports Bar & Grill and The Saddlery team store. For the latest news and information on The Dollar Loan Center visit thedollarloancenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT COREY TAYLOR
Uncompromising, unfiltered, and undeniable in any arena, Corey Taylor continues to impact culture as the frontman for both Grammy Award-winning multi-Platinum juggernaut Slipknot and Platinum rock force Stone Sour. Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author as well as an actor with a myriad film and television credits. Impacting generations of fans and peers alike, his voice has rallied millions of fans across the globe. Globally Slipknot boast 13 Platinum and 44 Gold albums, three of which debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 (All Hope is Gone, .5 the Gray Chapter, and We Are Not Your Kind).
With two Gold-certified albums and six multi-Platinum, Platinum, and Gold singles, Stone Sour have notched five Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 chart.
Taylor’s first book was Seven Deadly Sins in 2011, following it up with A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (2013), You’re Making Me Hate You (2015), and America 51 (2017).
Taylor also wrote a four-issue comic for Dark Horse Comics (Star Wars, Aliens, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Umbrella Academy) as a companion to the Stone Sour albums House Of Gold & Bones Part 1 & Part 2 in 2013.
As an actor, Taylor’s filmography includes roles in Fear Clinic, Doctor Who, Officer Downe, and Sharknado 4. He’s also appeared as himself on the British quiz show QI. A BBC mainstay, QI has hosted celebrity panelists including Carrie Fisher, Daniel Radcliffe, Russell Brand, and Trevor Noah, to name a few.
In 2020, Taylor successfully raised over $300,000 USD for Direct Relief in support of its COVID-19 response efforts, auctioning 13 signed and handpicked guitars from his personal collection (eBay hosted the auctions and matched the funds raised). He went on to launch the non-profit Taylor Foundation, which aims to support and uplift military veterans and emergency personnel living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Recently, Taylor acquired the rights to the beloved Famous Monsters brand, relaunching its magazine, toys, horror film, and hosted festivals.