Throughout an look on the March 3 episode of Doug Bradley‘s “Down To Hell” present, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor was requested if he has plans to put in writing one other ebook. He responded (as transcribed by Phoosi.com): “I type of put a pause on the books about 5 years in the past as a result of [my last book, 2017’s ‘America 51’] nearly killed me. It was such a gnarly, gnarly expertise. However I am truly getting the itch to do one other one once more. And never simply one other one however, like, one other enjoyable [book].”
Taylor went on to elaborate on why writing “America 51” was so unenjoyable for him. “That was very political,” he mentioned. “And I will not bore anyone with my partisan crap, nevertheless it was simply the lamentations of any individual who might see that we have been in for a really lengthy 4 years.
“After I wrote that, it was positively one thing I wanted to say,” he continued. “And I used to be, like, ‘ what? I am by no means doing one other politics ebook ever once more. I do not even care.'”
When co-host Steph Sciullo identified that quite a lot of artists will not voice their opinions as a result of they do not need to alienate any of their followers, Corey mentioned: “However then they get so bent out of form when folks assume that they are faux or they’re two-dimensional. It is, like, properly, in the event you acted like your self, perhaps folks would get an opportunity to get to know you and they’d see that you are a three-dimensional individual. It is this lambastic white-bred bullshit that retains folks from having fun with what they do.
“Early on, I mentioned I do not care if it will get me in bother,” Taylor defined. “I am gonna communicate my thoughts. I am not gonna be a jerk — properly, okay, I was a jerk a handful of occasions — however I am not gonna censor myself. If I’ve an opinion about one thing, I am gonna say it. And I believe folks discover that refreshing. I do know it annoys some folks, however on the identical time, they’re, like, no less than you know you are gonna get precisely what I believe.”
A yr in the past, Taylor advised Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS‘s “New & Accepted” collection that he was “beginning to get the itch” to put in writing his fifth ebook. “I’ve bought an idea in thoughts,” he mentioned. “It has to do with social media and the age that we stay in — the ‘outrage’ age. And it is beginning to actually type of type in my head. I may very well write it quickly. As a result of it is actually type of uncontrolled on the market proper now.
“I used to be studying about how Gen Z is making an attempt to cancel Eminem due to one line that was in a Rihanna tune that he did along with her,” he continued. “And I am simply, like, is that the place we’re proper now? I imply, at this level, you are speaking in regards to the Salem witch trials. You are speaking about America within the ’20s the place the KKK was a political pressure. You are speaking about full condemnation with out context or any rationalization for an motion like that. And to me, that is [what’s] most harmful — when the mob decides that you just’re gone. That’s Caesar on the Colosseum, for god’s sakes. That is when it is harmful. The extent of censorship that we’re beginning to see… And I am not saying that sure issues have not been mentioned that simply offend folks. Nonetheless, the flipside of that’s which you could’t even make a joke anymore — even within the cleanest of conditions. [People] fully activate you. And there is not one trace of satire, there isn’t any trace of irony — it is simply all-out rage, and it is all by way of this [shows his smartphone]. And that is when it is actually grasping, that is when it is actually soiled. It could’t be that manner. If we won’t have a dialog, how the hell are we gonna talk. And if we won’t perceive the distinction between metaphor and full actuality, then we’re in actual bother. And that is the place I am leaning with the ebook.”
Roughly one-third of “America 51” was devoted to Corey‘s derision for President Donald Trump.
Corey beforehand mentioned that “writing a ebook” is “fairly completely different” from writing songs. “With a ebook, I might simply fucking vomit from the mind,” he defined. “However with music, no less than for me, I just like the confines of it, I just like the construction. I really like songs, I really like getting in, being concise, getting folks with a hook, blasting them… Whether or not it is fucking offended or melodic, after which getting out and leaving them wanting extra. So, to me, the ebook lets me unleash it and kinda take shit to its pure finish, so far as that goes. As a result of my mind is fucked up. So I’ll take that so far as it is going to go till I type of sit there and go, ‘I’ve no solution to beat that to the fucking loss of life anymore.’ And I type of go from there. So it is good to kinda haven’t any guidelines, and guidelines. It is refreshing.”
Corey, who’s also known as the “Nice Massive Mouth” because of his outspoken views, advised the 94.3 KILO radio station in a 2017 interview that he’s not fearful about potential fallout from his feedback. “That is a part of being an American,” he defined. “I imply, nothing drives me extra loopy than when any individual says to celebrities or no matter, ‘Why do not you simply follow appearing?’ And I am, like, ‘What? Depart politics to you? Why do not you follow writing unhealthy critiques in your mother’s basement? Simply shut your mouth. I am simply as American as you’re, I’ve each proper to say what I would like, and you’ll shove that type of angle straight up your ass.”
In February, Taylor launched a brand new solo album, titled “CMFB…Sides”, through Roadrunner Data. “CMFB…Sides” includes 9 beforehand unreleased B-sides, covers of tunes that impressed Corey, acoustic renditions, and stay variations.