Rocker Corey Taylor has blasted music mogul Rick Rubin, insisting the legendary producer was mostly absent when Slipknot recorded their 2004 album Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) with him.
The frontman told fans at a recent spoken word gig in Dallas, Texas that he would never work with Rubin again.
He said, "There are some people who would love for me to just toe the party line, which is, basically, 'You know, working with Rick Rubin was a very enriching experience. He is truly a great mind...' Let me give you the f**king truth of it. Rick Rubin showed up for 45 minutes a week.
"He would then, during that 45 minutes, lay on a couch, have a mic brought in next to his face so he wouldn't have to f**king move. I swear to God. And then he would be, like, 'Play it for me'. The engineer would play it. And he had shades on the whole time. Never mind the fact that there is no sun in the room - it's all dark. You just look like an a**hole at that point.
"He would just stroke his huge beard and try and get as much food out of it as he could... He had an assistant who was seven feet tall. He had that disease where you can't grow hair on your body, so he was just bald... He basically ran Rick Rubin's life.
"I respect what Rick Rubin has done, I respect the work that he has done in the past to get to where he is now. But... I will say this: The Rick Rubin of today is a thin, thin, thin shadow of the Rick Rubin that he was. He is overrated, he is overpaid, and I will never work with him again as long as I f**king live."