COREY TAYLOR's 'Seven Deadly Sins' Book Pushed Back To JulyJanuary 19, 2011
SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR vocalist Corey Taylor's forthcoming book, "Seven Deadly Sins - Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good", which was originally scheduled for release in March via Da Capo Press, has been pushed back to July so that Corey can do a proper book tour in support of its release.
The 256-page hardcover sees Taylor speaking directly to his fans and sharing his worldview about life as a sinner. And Taylor knows how to sin. As a small-town hero in the early '90s, he threw himself into a fierce-drinking, drug-abusing, hard-loving, live-for-the moment life. Soon Taylor's music exploded, and he found himself rich, wanted, and on the road. His new and ever-more extreme lifestyle had an unexpected effect, however; for the first time, he began to actively think about what it meant to sin and whether sinning could — or should — be recast in a different light. "Seven Deadly Sins" is Taylor's personal story, but it's also a larger discussion of what it means to be seen as either a "good" person or a "bad" one. Yes, Corey Taylor has broken the law and hurt people, but, if sin is what makes us human, how wrong can it be?
In a July 2010 interview with ExploreMusic (see video below),Taylor stated about his upcoming book, "It's basically me kind of taking the piss out of the whole religion thing. It's really wrapped around the 'seven deadly sins' and how my interpretation of the seven deadly sins is basically they're not sins at all. They are human characteristics that we all share. In a way, they're the kind of things that connect us all — we're all horny, hungry, angry motherfuckers, basically. But that doesn't make it a sin. They may lead to sin, but the urge is not sin at all; we're all instinctive animals at the end of the day . . . And it's me making that point of you can live with these urges, you can live with these hungers and still be a good person, and I balance it with some stories from the past and all these things that I kind of went through and, you know, that I came out on the other side and, hopefully, I'm a good person for it. So it's kind of half funny, half serious, but it's very — I think — I think it's very intelligently written and I make very valid points and I cuss a lot in it, so there you go."
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