I promise you, we don’t all sound as ridiculously posh as the woman interviewing Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor at the beginning of this first episode of his series of Oxford University lectures webs series. Okay, maybe we are a little bit, but he is in Oxford, so take from that what you will.

This is interesting for me. Slipknot and Stone Sour are two bands that I have honestly only heard of by reputation. Corey Taylor’s face is familiar to me only in the above guise, and so this series about something relatively unrelated to the actual music and the theatre surrounding it.

The lecture is about passion and drive, which is something I can get behind. We all lack it sometimes, and I’m very supportive of things that motivate people to fulfil their potential. I’ll stop babbling anyway; here it is:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dJp8gvq0heU#!]

I do wish he’d given it in his Slipknot mask though. Shit would have been hilarious.

– CG

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