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Corey Taylor To Release His First Book

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He’s been in the news for awhile now: as frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour and recent guest star on NY Ink, as well as being chosen to make a speech at Oxford later this year, vocalist Corey Taylor has had a lot going for him. He’s really been doing positive things for himself since the death of his bassist and dear friend Paul Gray last year. Now, he’s going one step further, as he has written his very first book that is due to debut July 12.

The book, which will be released via Da Capo Press, will be titled Seven Deadly Scenes: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good. It’s a long title, but it sounds intriguing and I’m interested in hearing more about the book and its plot, setting, characters, etc.

Fans will be able to get more information little by little, as Taylor is promoting his book in a special way. He was recently interviewed by VH1‘s “That Metal Show” host Jim Florentine, who talked with Taylor in-depth about the details of the new book. That interview will be split up into three different sessions and they will all be available for viewing starting on July 5. The second and third videos will air July 12 and July 19th, all through Taylor’s official website. The interview is quite lengthy, so breaking it up was a smart move on Taylor’s part and will make fans keep coming back for more.

Taylor made a statement regarding the release of his new book, via Noisecreep:

I’ve been threatening to write a book for a long time, but since every Tom, Dick and Harry writes an autobiography, I didn’t want to just do that, Taylor said via a press statement. My approach to writing is the same as my approach to music: I don’t want to do what everybody else is doing.

Taylor has never been one to follow or do anything that’s already been done, so there’s no doubt in my mind his book will be a top seller. It will be interesting to see if the book takes off or not. I’m not a big book reader but his is definitely one that I would try and sink my teeth, eyes and mind into.

What do you think of this move by Taylor? Would you buy his book?

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