Our videographer, Dominic, walked back into the admin offices and said to me, “Are we going to interview Corey (Taylor) or what?” I told him that I didn’t know. I knew that he was two office doors down warming up for his set and I wasn’t about to go knock on Corey Taylor’s door and tell him, “Yo, uh, are we going to do this interview or what?” Leaving the question unanswered, Drew--the guy who was uploading all of yesterday’s pictures to the website--looks at two of the biggest p*ssies, gets up out of his chair, walks down the hall and knocks on Corey’s door. As Drew poked his head in you could hear the mysticism of Corey’s acoustic guitar escape the confines of his “dressing room”. Drew pulled his head out of the room and signaled to Dom and me that everything was OK. What’s great about Drew is that he knows how to be intrusive without being intrusive, if that makes sense. In other words, Drew gets it and I’m lucky that he’s around to step up to the plate for all of us.
Now, the cool thing about interviewing someone like Corey Taylor is that he is a guy like you, me or the next person. While he’s the dude that you would like to share a beer with, you’d likely be the one drinking the beer while Corey stands next to you curling his lips around a cigarette and telling jokes that are far more amusing than any joke I could ever tell. There is no “rockstar” persona about this man. He’s me. He’s you. He’s everyone. He’s an ordinary person. This makes him easier to talk with and easier to interview.
TO BE CONTINUED...
RELAXING WITH DREW HUTCHINSON BACKSTAGE