SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor performed a short acoustic set and talked about his new book, titled “Seven Deadly Sins – Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good”, this past Tuesday (July 12) at Relentless Garage in London, England. Fan-filmed video footage of the event can be seen below.
When asked about STONE SOUR‘s previously announced plans to release a DVD of the band’s November 7, 2010 concert at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, England, Corey said, “We’ve got a really cool idea that we’re thinking about doing. We’re actually thinking… and I might be letting the cat out of the bag… but we’re thinking about doing a special release of a DVD, which will be ‘Live At Brighton’, and a covers EP that we’ve been talking about doing for a really long time. So it could be really cool. We’re gonna probably record it in September/October, somewhere in there, get that together. That way it’s not just a DVD, it’s a special little CD as well. So we’ll see what fucking happens.”
Released in the U.S. on July 12 via De Capo Press, “Seven Deadly Sins – Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good” sees Taylor speaking directly to his fans and sharing his worldview about life as a sinner. While the 256-page hardcover book is Taylor‘s personal story, it’s also described as “a larger discussion of what it means to be seen as either a ‘good’ person or a ‘bad’ one.”
Taylor told ExploreMusic in July 2010 that the book was about “how my interpretation of the seven deadly sins is basically they’re not sins at all. They are human characteristics that we all share . . . 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.”
Renowned for his flamboyant and disturbing stage presence, Corey has lived it all. Starting in the early ’90s, Corey threw himself into the hard-drinking, hard-loving, live-for-the-moment life of a small-town Iowa hero — Corey “Fucking” Taylor! As his career went stratospheric, and he found himself rich, wanted and on the road, his behavior got more and more extreme. Everything you can think of, Corey‘s done it… girls, drugs, excess of every kind.
“Seven Deadly Sins” is Corey‘s story, told through the prism of the seven deadly sins. His years of excess eventually made him sit down and start to think about what it was to “sin” and whether “sinning” could — or should — be recast as a good rather than bad thing. Yes, Corey‘s hurt people, and done bad things, but if sin is what makes the man, then can it ever be wrong? This isn’t a straightforward memoir, this is Corey‘s no-holds-barred story told through his own unique philosophy, honed through years of the craziest and most hedonistic excess in rock.
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