Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has cast doubt over his planned return to the stage - admitting he's "on the fence" about performing live since the death of bassist PAUL GRAY.
The heavy metal rockers recently announced they will make a string festival appearances next summer (11), including the U.K.'s Sonisphere, Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting and Brazil's Rock In Rio.
The shows will be the band's first without Gray, who was found dead in an Iowa hotel room last May (10) after suffering a drug overdose.
And Taylor reveals he's having second thoughts about the band's decision to continue playing as Slipknot without Gray.
He tells the Artisan News Service, "It was a big decision. There's still a part of me that's kind of on the fence about it. It all comes down to the band at the end of the day and how we handle it. And if we can come together as men and handle it the right way and do it for the right reasons - do it for the fans, do it for the family - it could be the first of baby steps to see what happens in the future."
However, Taylor insists he has "no plans" to make a new album with the band in the foreseeable future.