Watch Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Smack A Phone Out of Texting Fan’s Hands
Rule No. 1: Never text in the front row at a Slipknot concert.
When it comes to texting at Slipknot shows, you best not do in front of frontman Corey Taylor.
Taylor recently smacked a phone out of a texting fan’s hands during a concert by the mask-wearing rockers, sending the device tumbling to the floor over the front row barrier mid-song.
Watch the whole cell phone smackdown here:
Taylor later defended the phone fracas in a series of tweets:
If you're gonna text, stay home. https://t.co/w8BLHWci5n
— SHRED DJENT REDEMPTION (@CoreyTaylorRock) July 10, 2016
“If you’re gonna text, stay at home,” he wrote Sunday, adding that as far as texting goes, “you might wanna do it between sets or between songs.”
“It’s actually funny- afterward, the dude TOTALLY understood the fuck up and we laughed together,” he later tweeted.
This isn’t the first time Taylor has fiercely enforced his no texting rules. In a 2014 interview with WRIF radio station, Taylor recalled dumping four water bottles onto another hapless fan, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Moral of the story? If you’re going to text at a Slipknot show, at least make sure Taylor can’t see you.