Stage Rage: Tom Araya and Corey Taylor eject hecklers from their shows

Posted by on July 25, 2016


Recording videos during shows is frowned upon by many who are bothered by the blocked view they get, but those videos have been helpful to point out some of the peculiarities happening at some concerts. Just in the past week, we have seen videos of bands calling out annoying or downright disrespectful attendees for doing something that interferes with the show. Two of the biggest bands in metal have called for their fans to be ejected from shows. In separate shows, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Slayer’s Tom Araya were forced to kick people out of their shows for both being disrespectful in some way.

Slipknot’s incident took place last Tuesday (19) during their show in Toronto after some dude was making fun of the show to the point of upsetting Taylor and inciting him to kick the fan out of the show. There’s a video showing the moment he calls security to have the guy removed from the venue, which apparently was followed by his girlfriend’s exit after.

Taylor later took over his Twitter to comment about the incident which he simply described him as “disrespectful”:


It’s not entire clear what they guy was doing but Taylor said “he fucking deserved it.” We have seen Taylor having very little patience with some of his fans, as we saw a few weeks back after he slapped a phone out of a fan’s hand recording his show in first row.

On the other side of the map this past weekend, Slayer performed on this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA over the past weekend and, for reasons unknown, some guy spat on Araya after he was thanking the crowd for attending their take-over show at the event. You can see the video where Araya asks the guy what was all that about, before having him kicked out of the place.

While we don’t know exactly what upset Taylor to have the other guy removed, we can understand Araya’s reaction and actually applaud how he dealt with the heckler. Anyone else getting spat on would’ve definitely reacted differently than what he did, so admire the professionalism he kept under the circumstances.

[via Metal Injection]

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