Slipknot’s Corey Taylor tackles ‘Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left’ in new book

Novel is frontman's third published work

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has announced he’s written a third book, which is titled You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left.

The novel will be released via Ebury Press on June 11 in the UK and July 7 in the US. Taylor is also embarking on a book tour across America in July that will include daytime signings and evening solo gigs.

The book’s synopsis reads: “Corey Taylor has had it. Had it with the vagaries of human behaviour and life in this post-modern digital blanked-out waiting room that passes for a world. Reality TV, awful music, terrible drivers, megamalls, airports, family reunions, bad fashion choices, other people’s monstrous children, and badly behaved ‘adult’ human beings are warping life in the 21st century into an often-unbearable endurance test of one’s patience, fortitude, and faith.


You’re Making Me Hate You is a blisteringly funny diatribe that skewers the worst aspects of human behaviour with a knowing eye for every excruciating detail, told in the vivid way that only Corey Taylor can.”

This latest piece follows Taylor’s first two books – Seven Deadly Sins and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven. You can pre-order You’re Making Me Hate You via the singer’s website.

Though he may be better known by his main gig as a musician, Taylor has recently discussed his love/hate relationship with the music industry. Speaking to Miami radio station WGRD earlier this week, the 41-year-old explained the meaning behind his band’s song ‘Killpop’, which features on 2014 album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’.

He said: “The song is my reflection on my relationship with music – that’s who the ‘she’ [in the lyrics] is. Not just music, but the music industry.

“There’s the old adage ‘be careful what you wish for.’ Be careful doing what you love, because sometimes it will turn on you. Any time you mix something that you love and business, you’re going to find the rusty cracks in there that piss you off.”

He added: “The song is about how much I still love making music – but also how much I hate the business side, the numbers side, the people in suits who try to run stuff, having to deal with them and having to learn how to talk to them.”

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