November 1, 2016


Slipknot Frontman Corey Taylor's New Book 'America 51' Has a Release Date

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Corey Taylor's new book has a very long title—and an official release date. America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside the Greatest Country in the World is now due July 11, 2017 through Da Capo Press. No word yet if the Slipknot frontman has been in close contact with Tom DeLonge.

Back in February, Taylor told The Guardian that America 51 will be "basically about how wonderfully fucked and irresponsibly abnormal my country is."

He went on:

"It’s going to deal with everything from politics to social commentary – it’s going to piss off a lot of people in my country, but everyone else will love it. The current election cycle is a fucking mess. The only thing I can really compare it with was when the whole governor fiasco was going on in California, when Arnold Schwarzenegger won, and when everyone and his mother announced themselves as candidates. The fact that Donald Trump is still is viable candidate makes me want to eat my fucking shoes. There are too many candidates focused on dividing us, and not enough talking about bringing us together."

Taylor's three previous books are Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven and the truly breathtakingly long-titled You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left. That last one hit shelves in July 2015, so this guy's working at a damned fast clip, especially considering he fronts two bands.

Da Capo's official description for America 51 goes like this:

"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."

Next, check out an old-school Fuse interview with Corey Taylor: