SLIPKNOT star Corey Taylor was so overwhelmed with emotion when his wife united him with his long-lost father, he cried for 20 minutes.

Taylor's mother ordered his father to stay away from them before he was born, yet he felt an immediate affinity with his estranged dad as soon as they met.

He says, "My wife found my dad and he's one of the coolest dudes on the planet.

"The first time I talked to him after my wife tracked him down was really f**king emotional. We must have cried for about 20 minutes, it was really intense.

"I never knew who my dad was, I didn't even know his name. He knew I had been born but my mum told him to stay out of my life, basically.

"Anyway, my wife really got in my mum's face about it. She realised I was older now and have kids of my own, so she sent me a letter and gave me his name and all the information she had about him. My wife took that, hired a private detective and found him.

"I'm so happy, I can't even express how happy I am at the moment.

"A whole new chapter in my life has opened."