Though Corey Taylor has fronted Slipknot through their years in the spotlight, he's actually the second frontman the group has known during their history. But he was actually there at the very beginning, attending their first show as an audience member and he recently recalled to Steve-O on the Jackass star's podcast that at the very first gig he envisioned eventually fronting the band.
Speaking on the Steve-O's Wild Ride podcast, Taylor remembered, “When I watched that first show, I was right in front, they came through the audience, scared the hell out of it, everybody! Because they’re in full masks, they weren’t wearing the coveralls yet, but they were just in these crazy outfits. And they opened with – I want to say it was like three minutes of just noise and blast beats. It was like being in a fucking Melvins concert! I can’t believe it, it was so gnarly. And for some reason, I was so attracted to it and drawn in by it."