Out Now: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Covers KISS, Metallica, Dead Boys, Eddie Money & More on ‘CMFB…Sides’

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This past Friday, Feb. 25, Corey Taylor, vocalist of Slipknot and Stone Sour, released CMFB…Sides, a collection of b-side recordings, outtakes, acoustic songs and covers from the CMFT sessions, a means of paying homage to the many inspirations that helped shape his career.

It’s a continuation of the CMFT project Taylor launched in 2020 with his first solo album, which was packed with music very far removed from his heavy metal/thrash catalog most know him for. This new solo release comes as Slipknot prepares to head back out on another Knotfest Roadshow tour later this year.

The album was previewed with “On the Dark Side,” a reworking of John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band’s classic that was written for the 1983 film Eddie and the Cruisers and became a huge hit:

Elsewhere on the EP, Taylor and his band tackle Metallica’s “Holier Than Thou,” which was first included in Metallica’s Blacklist covers project a while back:

There’s also a lively take on “Got To Choose” by KISS:

These aren’t all straightforward covers, though, as Taylor and his colleagues turned Red Rider’s classic 1981 hit “Lunatic Fringe” into an acoustic reinvention:

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A news release notes that while CMFT was Taylor’s first solo album outside of his “day job” fronting Slipknot and Stone Sour, some of its material goes back a while.

CMFT was a long time coming for Taylor, with newly written tracks alongside some dating back to his teens. Recorded at Hideout Studio in Las Vegas, with producer Jay Ruston and his band—Christian Martucci [guitar], Zach Throne [guitar], Jason Christopher [bass], and Dustin Robert [drums]— the album traces a wild and exhilarating roadmap through Taylor’s musical psyche.

Here’s the new EP:

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