Slipknot’s Corey Taylor To Receive Recovery Award
As the frontman for Stone Sour and Slipknot, Corey Taylor is known as one of the most energetic performers in hard-rock. The GRAMMY winner will add a special award to his mantle as an honoree at the upcoming Rock to Recovery 2 benefit concert on Sept. 16 in Los Angeles.
Founded by Korn guitarist Wesley Geer in 2012, Rock to Recovery is dedicated to helping “soothe the restless souls of those in recovery.” The organization helps bring “fun” into recovery treatment by offering a natural escape in the form of music. Patients work in a “band” setting to write and record songs with Rock to Recovery staff members, who also professional musicians in recovery.
In various interviews, Taylor has been candid about his own struggles with recovery and depression. In 2014 he shared his issues publicly via a moving PSA to raise awareness about depression and suicide prevention.
“There’s always light at the end of the tunnel. There’s always a way out,” said Taylor. “It’s all temporary. Pain is temporary. Depression is temporary. You are stronger than you know. You can get through it.”
MusiCares, the Recording Academy’s health and human services charity, shares a similar mission with Rock to Recovery by assisting musicians in recovery 365 days a year. The annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert raises funds to provide members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment. Sober Jam, another MusiCares program, gives musicians of all ability levels an opportunity to play music with others in recovery.