Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has joined the “Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter” debate.
While the “Black Lives Matter” movement has gained traction on social media following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black Americans shot dead by police, the “All Lives Matter” slogan has since emerged following the shootings of police officers in the United States.
Speaking in a video shared to The Your Rock Foundation‘s Facebook page, Taylor says, “I just wanted to reach out and talk a little bit, especially seeing where we are in the world today between Dallas, Minnesota and everything in between. It has been kind of crazy lately.”
Corey Taylor reminds us why we matter.
Posted by The You Rock Foundation on Saturday, July 9, 2016
He continues, “To me, it’s very simple. We all matter. There’s a time and a place to talk about things like that. However, we are seeing that our black friends… you know, there’s a lot of violence going against them. So what we need to do, we need to do, is band together with them and say, yes, black lives do matter, because we all matter.”
Taylor has since made headlines for his recent feud with Nickelback frontman, Chad Kroeger. In response to Kroeger telling Metal Covenant in an interview last week that Slipknot sounds like “Nickelback Lite”, Taylor has since thrown fire to the flame.
Speaking with Arizona’s 98 KUPD radio, the metal singer revealed what he would say if he came face-to-face with the star. “You can run your mouth all you want,” he began by stating. “All I know is I’ve been voted ‘Sexiest Dude in Rock’ wearing a mask. You’ve been voted ‘Ugliest Dude in Rock’ twice without one.”