Griffin Taylor, the 14-year-old son of STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor, joined the band on stage Thursday night (July 27) at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to sing their hit single “Song #3”. Video footage of his appearance can be seen below.
In a 2012 interview, Corey said that the then-nine-year-old Griffin had “an incredible ear for singing,” but he didn’t think that his son would venture into a recording studio anytime soon. “He already has the bravado,” Corey said at the time. “It is pretty crazy. He wants to be an adventurer. That’s what he tells me. He runs around the house singing and writing songs. But he says he doesn’t want to do anything in music. We’ll see when he gets a little older.”
Corey, however, added that he probably wouldn’t mind it if Griffin eventually chose to pursue a different career path. “I’m honestly not trying to push him away from music, but I almost want him to do something else,” Corey said. “I never, ever want him to suffer in my shadow. I never want him to be in a position where he’s constantly compared to me. And it’s not that I am so full of myself. It’s because I have seen it through the years with everyone from Zowie Bowie to Frank Sinatra Jr. They live in [their fathers’] shadows, and I don’t want him to go through that. I want him to be his own man and create something for himself.”
Taylor went on to say that if his song did decide to eventually become a musician, he would support him wholeheartedly.
“You know me,” said Corey. “If he does get into music, I’ll be cheesed to death. I’ll be, like, ‘Yes!!!’ front row center every show. I’ll get up and play piano with him.”
Corey had Griffin in 2002 with his first wife, Scarlett. The STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT frontman also has a daughter named Angie, born in 1992.
Taylor divorced Scarlett in early 2007. He married his current wife, Stephanie Luby, in November 2009 in Las Vegas inside the Palms hotel’s Pearl concert theater.