Corey Taylor’s New Book Will Be About “How Batshit Crazy My Country is Right Now.”
Corey Taylor’s got a new book coming out next year called America 51: A Probe Into The Realities That Are Hiding Inside The Greatest Country In The World.
That Taylor’s releasing a book with references to the paranormal (the title’s riff on Area 51) shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise: his 2013 book A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven focused solely on such topics.
The new book will stay mostly grounded here on earth, it seems, focusing on the absurdity inherent in culture, politics and race relations in America today. The official book description reads as follows:
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.
I’ve always enjoyed Corey Taylor as a person — beyond just his music — so I expect this book will be a fun and insightful read.
America 51 will come out via Da Capo Press, the publisher that also released books by Randy Blythe and Duff McKagan (and Taylor’s most recent offering, You’re Making Me Hate You), in July 2017.