In an interview with Canada’s Exclaim!, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, who has a new book called “America 51” coming out next month, was asked what, in his opinion, “everyone shoud shut up about.” He responded: “Oh, man. I’m sure people would have the same thing to say to me — a ton of things that I should shut up about. I think, especially in America, people should stop bitching about what [Donald] Trump and the Republicans are doing and just start doing something about it. It’s that simple. You either do something or shut the fuck up. And a lot of people would maybe disagree with that, saying that by saying something that they’re raising awareness. No, not really. What I mean is if you’re going to keep talking, say something constructive. Try to find ways to get people on your side and get them to see, because there’s a lot of mental blockage going on where people just don’t want to hear it, because they don’t trust the source.
“I think more people need to get on the right page and stop with the constant rhetoric, and start really constructively collecting themselves and getting themselves together and organizing and start working these fucking people out of office,” he continued. “That’s the only way that this shit is going to stop.
“It’s a big part of what my book is about — trying to get people back on the same page, because I think the majority of people are more likeminded than we allow ourselves to think, but because we allow politicians and extremists to speak for us, you never hear that. We forget and we never acknowledge that. So my book is more about getting people to the middle to talk and less about standing against walls and screaming over the top of everyone.”
“America 51”, which is subtitled “A Probe Into The Realities That Are Hiding Inside ‘The Greatest Country In The World'”, will be released on August 8 via Da Capo Press.
Corey, who is often referred to as the “Great Big Mouth” due to his outspoken views, previously said that he wasn’t worried about alienting any of his fans with his comments. “That’s part of being an American,” he explained. “I mean, nothing drives me more crazy than when somebody says to celebrities or whatever, ‘Why don’t you just stick to acting?’ And I’m, like, ‘What? Leave politics to you? Why don’t you stick to writing bad reviews in your mom’s basement? Just shut your mouth. I’m just as American as you are, I have every right to say what I want, and you can shove that kind of attitude straight up your ass.”
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”, in July 2015.
The book acted as a commentary on society and pop culture in the style of the late George Carlin.
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.