‘Suddenly Now We Have No Talent?’
In an interview with Kerrang! Radio’s Loz Guest, Corey Taylor, the lead vocalist of SLIPKNOT, shared his opinion on a controversial topic: the use of Artificial Intelligence to generate fake songs and voices of artists.
The 49-year-old rocker, who is about to release his second solo record, CMF2, did not mince his words: “I don’t care for any of that crap, dude, to be honest. I don’t know what people are trying to prove. Are they trying to prove that computers can do things just as good as people? Because if so, then what’s the point?
“It’s an even worse example of technology taking over for talent than what I’ve been ranting about for years with Pro Tools and tuning and using the same sounds… And people keep going, ‘Oh, isn’t it cool?’ I’m, like, no, it’s not cool. What are you — out of your mind? What? Suddenly now we have no talent? The only thing that we’re gonna get that sounds cool and new is from something that doesn’t even exist? Screw you, man!”
“Every time people get stoked in front of me about AI, I go, ‘You’re not talking to the right person. You need to go over that way and talk to a dipshit who doesn’t care.’ ‘Cause I hate it. I can’t stand it.”
Corey recently also shared his opinion on AI-generated song that featured Chester Bennington‘s voice singing SLIPKNOT‘s “Snuff.” He said in an interview earlier this month with “Loudwire Nights”: “As honored as I would be to have something real like that from Chester, it’s just not right. People have really got in the habit of stepping on graves and they don’t care. That’s what bothers me the most, this true apathy for anything other than their own needs. How f**king selfish do you need to be?”
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