SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor has told U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine that he has started to “do some pre-work” on his next book called “America 51”. The book, whose title is a play on Area 51, the most famous military institution in the world that doesn’t officially exist, will deal with “just how batshit crazy my country is right now, in good ways and in bad ways,” says Taylor.
Corey recently told The Guardian that “America 51” is “going to deal with everything from politics to social commentary. It’s going to piss off a lot of people in my country, but everyone else will love it.”
Taylor published his third book, “You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left”, last July.
The book acts as a commentary on society and pop culture said to be in the style of the late George Carlin.
Taylor said that he learned a lot while working on his first book, 2011’s “Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good”, which landed at No. 26 on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-Fiction” best sellers list.
“The thing that I realized, honestly the hard way on the first book, is that you can write a sentence down and hope it’s intelligent and concise, but then when I did the audio version, I realized my sentences suck,” Taylor said. “They run on and I was trying to find the point inside paragraph-length sentences. As I’ve gone on, I’ve tried to make the books more conversational, like I’m talking to you. Doing the audio book for [‘You’re Making Me Hate You’] was a lot easier. I think I found my rhythm for it.”
Taylor‘s second book, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven”, was published in the summer of 2013 and landed at No. 23 on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-Fiction” best sellers list.