Corey Taylor Biography

Updated On Dec 15, 2018 Published On Dec 28, 2016
Facts of Corey Taylor
Date of Birth: 1973 , December-8
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Corey Taylor
Birth Name Corey Todd Taylor
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Des Moines, Iowa
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Singer and actor
Working For Slipknot and Sour Stone
Net Worth $10 million
Famous for Vocalist of Slipknot
Girlfriend Alicia Dove
Married Yes
Married to Scarlett Stone(m. 2004), Stephanie Luby (m. 2009)
Children Griffin Parker, Angeline
Divorce Scarlett Stone (div. 2007), Stephanie (separated 2017)
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram
Music Group Slipknot, Sour Stone
Sisters 1
Albums Slipknot, Iowa, Come What(ever) May
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Corey Taylor, the lead vocalist, and lyricist of the Slipknot and Stone Sour is an American singer, actor, and author. One of the legendary heavy metal singers, Taylor possesses the second-widest vocal range of any known singer in popular music with a range of five and a half octaves beaten only by Mike Patton (six octaves).

Corey with the birth name Corey Todd Taylor was born to American father and Irish and Dutch, mother on December 8, 1973, in Des Moines, Iowa. Along with a sister, Corey's mother raised him. Taylor met his father for the first time when he was 30-year-old. Corey is of American nationality and mixed ethnicity, though his academic background is in shadows.

By the age of 15, while in high school Corey Taylor struggled with drug addiction (cocaine) and his grandmother took his custody and started living in grandmother's house in Des Moines. At the age of 18, Corey attempted to commit suicide but his ex-girlfriend's mother drove Corey Taylor to the hospital and saved him.

In 1992, when Corey was 19-year-old, he formed American hard rock band Stone Sour with the drummer Joel Ekman, bassist Shawn Economaki and Josh Rand in guitar. The band also recorded a demo album in 1993, and another in 1994.

But in 1997, after Joey JordisonShawn Crahan, and Mick Thomson to join Slipknot, Corey Taylor left the band and made his Slipknot gig debut on August 22, 1997. Initially the back vocalist, Corey Taylor released the band's debut album Slipknot on June 29, 1999, as a permanent vocalist which peaked number one on the Top Heatseekers chart and went double platinum in the U.S.

Taylor's second album with Slipknot; the album, Iowa, recorded at Sound City and Sound Image in Van Nuys, Los Angeles was released on August 28, 2001. It peaked number one on the UK Albums Chart and since Corey Taylor records with Slipknot.

Then in 2002, Corey Taylor returned to join his old band Stone Sour and released self-titled debut album on August 27, 2002, which peaked number 46 on the Billboard 200. With Stone Sour, Corey's another album with Come What(ever) May debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, released on August 1, 2006.

Associated with Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor has also worked with several bands like Junk Beer Kidnap Band, Korn, Disturbed, Apocalyptica, Code Orange, Anthrax, and Soulfly. 

In 2011, Taylor collaborated with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker on Barker's solo album Give the Drummer Some on the song On My Own. Also, Corey collaborated with Aaron Lewis while promoting Lewis' solo album, Town Line for a one night only acoustic duet show in July 2011.

Prominent in acting, Corey Taylor joined the cast of Fear Clinic on December 4, 2013, followed by his appearance in the Doctor Who episode Before the Flood in October 2015.

Talking about his personal life, Corey Taylor was married twice in his life. Taylor married his fiance (now ex-wife) Scarlett Stone on March 11, 2004. The former couple before their marriage welcomed their son Griffin Parker on September 17, 2002. Corey also has a daughter named Angeline from his mysterious previous affair.

After 3 years of marriage, they divorced in 2007. Then on November 13, 2009, Taylor married Stephanie Luby at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas but separated later. He announced via Twitter on December 28, 2017, that he and Stephanie were separated for 10 months and he started dating Cherrybombs creator and member, Alicia Dove.

The couple is yet to be married.

With his professional career journey since 1992, Taylor has accumulated huge earnings and is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $10 million as of 2018. Corey divides his time between his house in Iowa and Las Vegas, which are assumed to be worth million dollars.

The earnings history of Corey Taylor shows up as:

Year Album Earnings
1999 Slipknot $2.8 million
2001 Iowa $1.6 million
2004 Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) $1.9 million
2008 All Hope Is Gone $2.1 million
2012 House of Gold Part 1 $150,000
2014 5: The Gray Chapter $213,000

SEE: Travis Barker's Two Divorces: is he Planning to get Married Again? Children's Overview

Corey Taylor facts on timeline

Des Moines, Iowa United Status

December 8 , 1973

Corey Taylor was born as Corey Todd Taylor to German, American father and Irish and Dutch, mother on December 8, 1973, in Des Moines, Iowa. There is no any update available regarding his sister’s name.

Married to Scarlett Stone

2004

Corey Taylor was first married to Scarlett Stone. They were in a relationship for two  years. They dated for six years after getting together in 1998 and married on 11th Mar 2004. They have a  son named Griffin Parker Taylor who was born on 17th September 2002.

Divorced with Scarlett Stone

2007

The marriage couple, could not keep the love alive and their married relationship derailed. They separated with a divorced in 2007. The couple has been blessed with one son named, Griffin Parker Taylor who was born on 17th September 2002.

Married with Stephanie Luby

2009

 Corey married his second wife Stephanie Luby.The two were married in the year  2009  at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. Taylor has two daughters and a son from his previous relationship but has not openly revealed his daughter's  name on his bio. The couple separated in 2017.

Joined Slipknot

1997

Corey Taylor joined Slipknot in the year 1997 and has released four studio albums with his them.  Their debut album, Slipknot peaked number one on the Top Heatseekers chart and went Platinum twice in the United States. 

won award for Rock Titan

2015

Corey Taylor was nominated for Loudwire Music Awards and won  the award for  Rock Titan in the year 2015. He was also nominated for Best Vocalist in 2010  and won the Best Vocalist in the year 2013. 

Girlfriend Alicia Dove

2017

On December 28, 2017, Corey Taylor made a Tweet that he and his second wife Stephanie were separated for 10 months. Also, Taylor mentioned that he started dating his girlfriend Alicia Dove.