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Corey Taylor Reads Excerpt From New Book

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Slipknot and Stone Sour member Corey Taylor's second book, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process," will be published next month by Da Capo Press.

In the clip available below, Taylor reads an excerpt from the book. Corey will also be making a few personal appearances to promote the book, as well as the comic based on Stone Sour's "House of Gold & Bones" album. Details are as follows:

July 16 - Bookends, Ridgewood, NJ (book)
July 17 - Fourth World Comics, Smithtown, NY (comic)
July 17 - Book Revue, Huntington, NY (book)
July 19 - Book Soup, West Hollywood, CA (book)
July 20 - Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA (book and comic)

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1. nathan bookman jr writes:

taylor is a pretty good songwritter and not to bad when it comes to poetry, but i miss his early days with slipknot when he was 8, this guy today is talented yet just does not have that fire, anger and intensity that i enjoyed watching him display about 10 years ago.

# Jun 17, 2013 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrokenFace writes:

Totally agree slipknot/iowa era this dude was a f***ing crazy angry nutter. Now his a poetry reading book writing family man. An theres nothing wrong with that but what a U-Turn in 10yrs.

# Jun 18, 2013 @ 7:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. anon writes:

That's what happens when the cash starts flowing in and you can replace all your worries with a dollar sign.

I do generally agree with you, though.

# Jun 18, 2013 @ 8:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. eggnog writes:

I wouldn't jump to say that his "personality change", if you will, is totally attributed to money. Corey's been through a lot of landmark events through the last 10 years or so. He has a family now, he quit drinking, finally met his biological father a few years back, etc. People change drastically in a matter of years, and Corey's an example of that.

# Jun 18, 2013 @ 1:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

Corey can read? Who knew???

# Jun 18, 2013 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. WOLF7 writes:

LOL... BG1 strikes again. Nice one ;)

I personally liked Slipknot's first 2 albums cos they were so mad and intense (actually more for those reasons than musically), but clearly Corey's moved on.

Agreed, Corey hasn't got anything to be angry about anymore.
With awards on the shelve, money in the bank, that's it. Now he can sit by the fireplace reading House & Garden petting his hamster.

There's no reason for this man to be screaming "F'*ck it all, f*ck this world, f*ck everything that you stand for" onstage anymore.

# Jun 19, 2013 @ 2:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Supez Man writes:

"BG1 strikes again"

More like BG1 is just showing everyone what an a$$ hole he is.

# Jun 19, 2013 @ 6:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^ Nothing gets past you does it Captain Obvious?

# Jun 19, 2013 @ 10:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. the Dude writes:

I love slipknot cory rules f***you haters.

# Jun 19, 2013 @ 10:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. WOLF7 writes:

^ Who's hating Slipknot or Corey here? I don't see any hateful postings here.
BG1 was simply suprised that Corey can read, that's all.

# Jun 20, 2013 @ 4:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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