When Corey Taylor arrives in Columbus, Ohio, for Rock on the Range this May, he won’t be playing with either of his usual bands, Slipknot or Stone Sour, like he has in the past.
Instead, the frontman is scheduled to be the subject (target?) of a live comedy roast at the rock festival, Rolling Stone reports. The roast will be helmed by Sebastian Bach, former Skid Row lead singer, and will take place May 15, a day before the festival begins at Columbus’ LC Pavilion.
Comedians Brian Posehn, Jim Florentine and former “Saturday Night Live” player Finesse Mitchell will be joined by Anthax’s Scott Ian, singer Pearl Aday and fellow Slipknot member Shawn “Clown” Crahan as the proclaimed roasters.
“I’m a little nervous, a little excited, and of course a little gassy,” Taylor noted in a statement. “But that could just be the excitement. 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.”
The roast comes while Taylor’s bands, Slipknot and Stone Sour, are facing periods of inactivity. The latter has only one show currently planned in the U.S. in 2014, having released its last album, “House of Gold & Bones – Part 2,” last April. Meanwhile, Slipknot reportedly has an album — its first since 2008’s “All Hope is Gone” — in the works, though a release date has not been confirmed.
Rock on the Range will take place at Columbus’ Columbus Crew Stadium May 16-18. Guns N’ Roses, Slayer and Avenged Sevenfold will headline.