Griffin Taylor, the 19-year-old son of SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor recently spoke with Knotfest’s Ryan J. Downey, and was asked how he has taken the feedback his band VENDED has received since releasing their first single.
Griffen said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET)”: “For me, I do see people’s responses to it, and I get a lot of great responses, because I love the crowd — I love the fans because they’ve been there for my dad and they will be there for me and I will not force them to be. But we do get backlash because of the comparison and the similarities [to SLIPKNOT]. But we are different. And there have been times where I’ve read some hate comments on YouTube and I literally went into the bathtub, filled the bathtub up and just immediately started crying. I was just so fucking in a bad place before we got here. And now I’m in a good place because I’m with my friends.”
Griffin was joined by VENDED bandmates Cole Espeland (guitar) and Jeremiah Pugh (bass) and clarified that a full-length album is “in the works” for the group. “We are planning on making an album, making our own projects, making our own videos, personal things,” he said. “I’ve got some things that I’ve always wanted to do, but right now, since we’re so new and since we don’t really have the funds, it has to be put on hold. But we do have plans for more stuff. And we’ve even got more songs that some people don’t even know. And we’re real excited. And I’ve been rewriting and writing and just trying to make it perfect so that it speaks from my soul. Because that’s all I’ve ever wanted — is to speak from my soul.”
VENDED also features the son of SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Simon Crahan on drums and Connor Grodzicki on rhythm guitar.