The Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor is set for Thursday, May 15 at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH. Honoring and lampooning Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor will be nearly a dozen musicians and comedians, led by Roastmaster Sebastian Bach. The third annual event in Revolver and Guitar World’s Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series – and first to be held in the heartland – launches the weekend-long festivities for Rock On The Range (May 16-18), which last year drew rock fans from around the country to Columbus Crew Stadium with over 105,000 tickets sold.
Joining Sebastian Bach on the dais to take aim at Taylor will be an all-star group of musicians and comedians including Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, Craig Gass, Brian Posehn, Taylor’s Slipknot bandmate M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Scott Ian, Pearl Aday, and actor/comedian Finesse Mitchell. Jose Mangin(of Sirius/XM and Headbangers Ball fame) will also be on hand to serve as the evening’s official DJ and emcee.
Tickets for the Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor are on sale now starting at $75 (plus fees) at LC Pavilion, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05004C6E9CC8DEE9?brand=promowest. General admission and balcony seating are available. Doors for the May 15 event will open at 8:30 PM, and the Roast begins at 9:00 PM.
“Honestly, I don’t know what to say. I’m a little nervous, a little excited, and of course a little gassy. But that could just be the excitement,” says Taylor. “I’m really looking forward to it, but knowing my friends and the possibilities for who could be a part of this, I have no idea what I’m getting into!”
In a career now spanning 15 years, Corey Taylor has enjoyed chart-topping success, both with his face masked for GRAMMY®-winning metal powerhouses Slipknot and his soul bared for multiple GRAMMY-nominees Stone Sour. Taylor has authored a pair of best-selling books (Seven Deadly Sins and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven), and makes his acting debut later this year alongside horror icon Robert Englund in Anchor Bay’s Fear Clinic. That impressive and varied resume only provides more fodder for the Roasters to devour, though.
Roastmaster Sebastian Bach says, “I really look forward to roasting my good buddy Corey Taylor in Columbus, Ohio this May. Corey is right now following my lead becoming the brand-new pretty boy frontman of heavy metal. Oh wait…he’s wearing a mask. See you soon!”
“After an incredible launch for our Comedy Tent last year, we are excited that Revolver and Guitar World are bringing their Roast brand to Rock On The Range as we extend the experience another day,” says Danny Wimmer, Co-Executive Producer of Rock On The Range for Danny Wimmer Presents. “Corey Taylor has been waving the rock flag higher than anyone has over the past decade. What better way to honor one of rock’s biggest stars than to make him uncomfortable on stage?”
A portion of the proceeds from the Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor will benefit MusiCares®, a nonprofit organization founded by The Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, including emergency financial and medical assistance, addiction recovery services, and more.
Previous honorees in the Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series include Zakk Wylde (2012) and Dee Snider (2013).
About Corey Taylor
Corey Taylor has led both Slipknot and Stone Sour to iconic status since first bursting on to the international scene in 1999. As Slipknot’s very own mouthpiece of mayhem, Taylor’s signature scream resounds immortally on four multi-platinum albums including 2008’s All Hope Is Gone, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. In between sold out gigs worldwide and headlining festivals such as Rockstar Mayhem Festival (twice), Rock On The Range, Download, and Slipknot’s own Knotfest, he also garnered a 2005 Grammy Award in the category of “Best Metal Performance” for “Before I Forget.” Simultaneously, Taylor’s impressive range and songwriting made Stone Sour a chart-topping hard rock sensation. The band boasts two gold-selling albums as well as the sprawling two-disc epic House of Gold & Bones Parts 1&2, which even encompasses an acclaimed graphic novel series of the same name for Dark Horse Comics. Taylor’s smart, sharp, and slick writing style also drove the New York Times best-selling tomes Seven Deadly Sins and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven. Moreover, he’s been sought out for collaborations by everybody from Dave Grohl to Travis Barker. You can catch him in his big screen debut Fear Clinic alongside horror icon Robert Englund and hear him like never before when Slipknot unleashes its fierce fifth offering in late 2014.
Revolver is the No. 1 hard-rock and heavy-metal destination in the world. In print for over 12 years, the magazine takes readers into the studio, onto the stage, and behind the scenes, providing in-depth information, mind-blowing original photography, and hilarious insights they can’t find anywhere else. The cover of the magazine was recently named by Billboard as the #1 place to get maximum exposure as a hard-rock artist. Each year Revolver throws the premiere U.S. hard rock and metal awards show, the Revolver Golden Gods, which has featured appearances by Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jack Black, Gene Simmons, Mötley Crüe, Dave Grohl, Rush, Slash, Marilyn Manson and many others.
About Guitar World
Guitar World is the world’s best-selling guitar magazine. Every issue of Guitar World magazine offers broad-ranging interviews that cover technique, instruments and lifestyles as well as Guitar World’s famously thorough lessons and transcriptions. Professionals and beginners alike turn to Guitar World for top-flight coverage of their favorite artist, from rock titans like Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page to contemporary stars like the Black Keys. The magazine is also available as complete digital issues on tablets and PCs.
About Monster Energy
Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.
Established more than 20 years ago by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “MusiCares” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/musicares, follow MusiCares on Twitter @MusiCares at www.twitter.com/musicares, and join us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/musicares.
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