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Corey Taylor writing new book about addiction to social media

Corey Taylor of the band Stone Sour performs in concert at Annexet on November 16, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor revealed on the Let There Be Talk podcast that he is writing a new book in which he grapples with our culture’s addiction to both drugs and social media. Taylor explained, “There’s a flare in addiction right now and it’s one of the things I’m working on in my new book. There’s a correlation between that and social media — all of the s**t that’s been triggered because of social media, the same kind of dopamine trigger. It’s compulsion, gratification, compulsion, gratification.”

Taylor also spoke about how struggles in his personal life made his addiction to social media even worse, saying, “I had just gotten separated and I kind of went down a crazy wormhole, because I was really depressed, I was really f**king unhappy. I had just been through hell. Instagram, Twitter… it took me a while to get out of it. For about three months solid, that’s all I did, ignoring my fucking duties and s**t.”

Taylor’s new book will be his fifth, following 2010’s Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good2013’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven, 2015’s You’re Making Me Hate You and 2017’s America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside “The Greatest Country in the World”, all of which made the New York Times“Hardcover Non-Fiction” best sellers list.

Taylor told us that he tries to make his books sound like he’s having a discussion with the reader:People who know me, they call me and it’s like, ‘Dude, I can’t get your voice out of my head when I’m reading this book. It’s like I’m talking to you!’ And that, that’s the best compliment I could ever get, you know, because that’s really what it’s supposed to be, is a conversation.”

Taylor will head into the studio early this year with Slipknot to begin recording the band’s sixth LP, with the effort likely to emerge this summer.

Story source: Alternative Press

SIDE NOTES: Corey Taylor will join Dave Grohl plus members of Bad WolvesAnthraxHellyeah, Cypress Hill, In This Moment and dozens more on January 24th at the Observatory OC in Santa Ana, California for “Dimebash,” a tribute to late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. A private afterparty will feature food from Grohl’s BackBeat BBQ. All proceeds will benefit MusiCares and Guitars For Vets.

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