Six Things You May Not Know About Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour

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2. He Loves Musicals According to Corey Taylor, Les Miserables is his favorite musical of all time. And apparently he knows his shit. He's seen everything from Wicked to Book of Mormon.

"Les Miz is not only my favorite musical, but it's also my favorite story," Taylor said in an interview on "I love the book, which I read as a kid, and I identified so much with Jean Valjean. The struggle to find out who you are, to come out of darkness and strive to be a better person -- that's what the last 10 years of my life has been about.

"To this day, I can listen to the soundtrack and get so lost in it. There are songs on it that make me bawl my eyes out. This was years before Susan Boyle came out and did her version of "I Dreamed a Dream." If you really want to feel some serious shit, listen to the version that's on this album. If you don't end up in tears, you don't have a soul."

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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