Posted: 6 July, 2015
...and he also has a new... comedy book?!
Corey Taylor from Slipknot has a new book coming out called You're Making Me Hate You.
And if you know anything about the usually-masked front man its that he really hates the modern pop-culture dominated world, from selfie-sticks to twerking.
In a recent interview with NME, Taylor detailed his reasons behind the book and his hatred for people with selfie-sticks at festivals and shows.
Here's what Taylor had to say was the premise of the book, "It's mostly observational humour. At least I hope it's humorous. If people don’t think it’s funny then it’s just an old man bitching about shit. For me it was more about trying to make a point and trying to make people laugh," he told NME.
Taylor described his love for the the best 'angry man' comedians in the business, Larry David and George Carlin.
He also professed how he was neurotic about things just like those comics, especially selfie-sticks.
"Oh my fucking god, selfie sticks, fuck me. Whenever I see one, I'm like 'seriously?! There’s a whole fucking industry making hundreds of thousand dollars probably every day just so we can take big fucking pictures of our own stupid faces?!' What the fuck is that? It’s a dumb invention. What the fuck is wrong with us?" he said.
(Corey Taylor talking to Triple M Sydney's Ugly Phil at Soundwave this year: Triple M)
And with the book coming out Taylor went on to explain what his approach to writing music was similar to writing his book.
"I want people to read my book, laugh and think. That's it. In the similar way, I don't worry about whether an album’s going to hit number one, or whether we’ll have a number one single, or anything like that. If I love the music then there’s nothing I’m not going to fucking do for that music and I'm gonna put it out."
You can read the rest of the interview over at NME here.