SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor made a special in-store appearance to sign his book, “Seven Deadly Sins – Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good”, at Dymocks in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday, February 28 at 12 p.m. Video footage of the signing session can be seen below.
A preview of the audio version of “Seven Deadly Sins” is available in the YouTube clip below.
The audio version of “Seven Deadly Sins” was released on September 26, 2011 in the U.S. and Canada. Order from Amazon.com at this location.
Taylor told Artisan News that had a backup plan if he didn’t get to read the book himself. He said, “I always had a plan that if I didn’t get to read it, I had three people that I wanted to read it: Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken or Betty White. Those are my three that, I’m just like, I would love to have that happen. But I’m not gonna get out of it; I’m gonna have to read it myself. Which is fine, seeing as it’s my kind of flow.”
Recording an audiobook shouldn’t have been too difficult since Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio the book was meant to feel like a dialogue. “People who know me, they call me and it’s like, ‘Dude, I can’t get your voice out of my head when I’m reading this book. It’s like I’m talking to you!'” he said. “And that, that’s the best compliment I could ever get, you know, because that’s really what it’s supposed to be, is a conversation. It’s supposed to be me trying to make a point and trying to make an argument, and apparently I’ve done pretty well.”
Taylor said that his publisher was originally not interested in an audiobook version of “Seven Deadly Sins”, but that a deluge of requests changed that.
The book made the New York Times hardcover non-fiction best sellers list after it came out in July 2011, debuting at No. 26.
Taylor promoted the book by doing appearances where he reads, performs a few songs and signs copies.
Released in the U.S. 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.”
“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.
Sydney book signing:
“Seven Deadly Sins” audio version preview:
Corey Taylor interviewed about “Seven Deadly Sins” book – part 1:
Corey Taylor interviewed about “Seven Deadly Sins” book – part 2:
Corey Taylor interviewed about “Seven Deadly Sins” book – part 3: