Corey Taylor off drink
Taylor, 32, who has admitted that he was a homeless cocaine addict by 15, chose to quit alcohol only when his wife made him take a look at himself in the mirror.
“I was an alcoholic. It was really bad by the time we were recording ‘Subliminal Verses’. I was out of control, hiding Jack Daniel’s (whiskey) bottles under my pillow. I would drink from the moment I got up until the moment I passed out, wherever that was. I didn’t like it and my wife didn’t like it, so she basically grabbed me by the hair and said, ‘Look at yourself!’ I was swollen and fucked up and I didn’t realize it. The last night I drank, all I remember is we were at the Viper Room. I was spitting vomit at people walking down Sunset (Boulevard, Los Angeles). I almost got my a*s kicked and wife just left, like, ‘Fuck you! I can’t take this.’”
“I used to be a really fun drunk, but there was a point where it stopped being fun and became a need. The first year of my son’s life I was fucking unavailable because I was drunk the whole time. I’ve never admitted this to anybody, but one night my wife went to see Mudvayne and I got so ripped that I was sitting at home taking care of my son while I was wasted and it didn’t bother me at all. That’s fucked up.”
Interview extracts from ContactMusic.