With the amount of addiction stories prevalent in the music industry, it almost seems as if the two go hand in hand. Though many have succumbed to their battles with substances, others have made it out and use their experience to inspire others. Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor wants people to stop believing that you need to be under some sort of influence in order to create art.
"I think it's encouraged by the people who are actually embedded in that," he told the Marshall Podcast. "They want people to think that it's hard to create without chemicals. And that's addict language, because I used to do that for me from a performing standpoint."
The vocalist then reflected back on his own experiences with addiction. "I was convinced that I couldn't perform if I didn't have a Jack and Coke - at least one. And then that became two. And then that became half a bottle. That's addiction. So I think that's a myth perpetuated by addicts who are looking for people to reinforce their dependency. I've really tried to kind of kill that myth for people."