In addition to fronting Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor is quickly becoming the metal version of Andy Rooney. He’s always complaining about something, but doing it in an entertaining enough way that we keep wanting to hear what he has to say. Last year’s You’re Making Me Hate You was a fun read, and he’s also had two other New York Times bestsellers, Seven Deadly Sins and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven. Next July, another book is coming from Taylor, as Da Capo Press has announced that America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside the Greatest Country in the World will be released on July 11th.
What’s the book going to be about? In Taylor’s own words, “how batshit crazy my country is right now – in good ways and in bad ways.” Here’s what the book’s press release says it will cover:
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.
Yeah, man buns are the worst. Maybe that’s why Taylor has never had long hair. We’re guessing he’s written some of it already but is holding off to write a chunk of it after next Tuesday. The singer’s not particularly shy about getting political, and regardless of who winds up as our next President, he’ll almost definitely have something to say about her (or him).