As one of metal’s most dependable workaholics and Renaissance men, it was only a matter of time before Corey Taylor would begin working on his fifth book. One of the subjects the Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman will tackle in the new project is the link between addiction and social media — an issue Taylor himself has struggled with.
While guesting on the Let There Be Talk podcast, Corey offered his take, eventually getting into his own struggles with putting down the phone.
“There’s a flare in addiction right now and it’s one of the things I’m working on in my new book. There’s a correlation between that and social media — all of the shit that’s been triggered because of social media, the same kind of dopamine trigger. It’s compulsion, gratification, compulsion, gratification. It’s just a constant cycle,” Taylor explains.
Corey continues, “Instagram, Twitter… it took me a while to get out of it. For about three months solid, that’s all I did, ignoring my fucking duties and shit. The only time I would really fucking get away from it was when I was with my kids. Then the compulsion would come right back and I was like, ‘What is going on?’ It took me so long to settle that compulsion down … If I could get rid of it all, period, I would.”