Corey Taylor has opened up about how Metallica frontman James Hetfield helped him to feel less alone as he tried to get sober.
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The Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman has been sober since 2010, following years spent dealing with alcohol and drug issues.
“[I was] dealing with my own various addictions and fighting the depression that I had to deal with for years — the trauma that kind of came from when I was growing up,” Taylor told Consequence Of Sound in a new interview.
He went on to add that these traumas included being sexually abused and growing up without a father figure.
Taylor then pointed towards Hetfield as one of the people who “helped me kind of figure it out” when it came to sobriety.
“When he first started his journey, getting sober and getting healthy and whatnot, I looked at that, and I was, like, ‘Well, shit, if he’s strong enough to do it, maybe I can try it’,” he said. “[Sobriety] had a big enough effect on me that, over the years, I’ve really tried to stick with it. In figuring that out, I also realized that there were so many people who were going down that path, as well. Jerry Cantrell had…