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Corey Taylor Wrote a Book About America and Politics

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The perpetually prolific Corey Taylor has another book coming out — his FOURTH!, not counting the House of Gold & Bones graphic novel he wrote — and this one sounds like it’s going to be his most provocative:

By the way, I'll just leave this here… coming this summer. #eyehaycha #America51

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In case the title America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside the Greatest Country in the World somehow didn’t tip you off, the book is going to tackle some highly divisive issues, according to its synopsis:

“The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins ‘America 51’ with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America’s origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn), while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American.

“Balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to family and ‘man buns.’ By continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in’You’re Making Me Hate You,’ Taylor skewers contemporary America in his own signature style.”

You read that correctly — Corey Taylor is going to take on man buns. HOLY SHIT. Dude better be careful, or he’s gonna accidentally incite fist fights amongst Stone Sour fans.

Kidding aside, this sounds great. Taylor is a very smart guy, and we know he leans left. How many young fans will become engaged with politics because of Taylor’s book? Honestly, if the answer is “only one,” it’s still worth it. I mean, I’d wager he’s already got kids Googling ‘Howard Zinn,’ which is kind of amazing, right?

America 51 comes out August 15. Pre-order it here.

[via The PRP]

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