Corey Taylor recruits actor and musician pals for hilarious Samantha's Gone video

Watch Corey Taylor and co. making "fun of so-called ‘indie rock’ bands" with the entertaining new video for Samantha's Gone.

Corey Taylor recruits actor and musician pals for hilarious Samantha's Gone video
Emily Carter

Corey Taylor has joined forces with some of his famous friends for a cameo-filled new video.

The entertaining new clip for Samantha's Gone – one of the highlights from Corey's debut album CMFT – features Steel Panther joining in the fun, as well as Tom Sandoval (of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules), and actors Dean Cameron, Greg Grunberg, Ace Von Johnson, Travis Miguel and Jonah Nimoy.

"The video for Samantha’s Gone served two purposes," reveals Corey, "Making fun of so-called ‘indie rock’ bands and getting all my friends together to hang out and have a good time. We all went back and forth between having fun and social distancing. Watching the first ‘band’ was great, then being fired from our own song in favour of Steel Panther was the icing on the cake – can’t wait for everyone to see it!"

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Corey proudly told Kerrang! last year that he thought Samantha’s Gone was the song that best summed up the spirit of CMFT as an album.

“Everybody who hears it keeps coming back and going, ​‘Fuck! That god-damn song is stuck in my head! That chorus is stuck in my fucking head!’” he said. ​“Which makes me laugh, because it’s such a sticky tune, you know? And it was a song that so many people turned down… I actually offered that song to a bunch of different bands over the last 15 years, and nobody wanted to use it, which is funny. Obviously I stuck it in my back pocket and was like, ​‘Well, fuck you motherfuckers, I’m gonna use it.’ And that’s kind of what this album represents: songs that people weren’t really vibing on, and yet they’re gonna be some of the biggest songs of my career, let’s put it that way. That one really kind of sums up where I’m at in my life, too.”

Watch the video for Samantha's Gone below:

Catch Corey touring with Slipknot in Europe this summer:


16 Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
18 Kiev Upark Festival, Ukraine
21 Bucharest Romexpo, Romania
22 Plovdiv Hills Of Rock, Bulgaria
24 Athens Release Festival, Greece
28 Graz Stadthalle, Austria
29 Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
31 Wacken Open Air, Germany


1 Malmö Rock Slap Festival, Sweden
7 Port Of Turku, Finland
13 Gdansk Ergo Arena, Poland
15 Geneva Arena, Switzerland
19 Charleville-Mézières Cabaret Vert Festival, France

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