Slipknot and Stone Sour’s charismatic frontman, Corey Taylor will be in the UK to promote the release of his autobiographical ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ book, which is published by Ebury Press on 12th July.
On Tuesday 12th July, Waterstones will host ‘An Evening With Corey Taylor’ at the HMV Relentless Garage, in Highbury, London N5 to launch ‘Seven Deadly Sins’. This exclusive evening will include a short acoustic set from Corey before he talks about his new book. Tickets for the event are £25, and include a pre-signed copy of ‘Seven Deadly Sins’. Tix can be obtained here.
The following lunchtime (Wednesday 13th July, 12.30pm) Corey will be doing an in-store signing of ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ at Waterstones, 24-26 High St, Birmingham. The signing will operate on a first come, first served basis so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Later that evening at 7pm, Kerrang! Radio will present ‘An Evening With…Corey Taylor’, featuring an acoustic set and book reading at the HMV Institute in Birmingham. Tickets are £12.50 and available here.
Fans unable to get along to the events can also pre-order the book from Amazon here.
Those aware of Corey’s musical career know that he never sits still. He recently wrapped a 6-week run with STONE SOUR, headlining the Avalanche touring package in the US, whilst current album, ‘Audio Secrecy’ continues to rack up global sales. This summer he returns to the fray with the Grammy Award-winning, metal superstars SLIPKNOT, for a string of festival dates in Europe, culminating with their headline slot at the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth Park on Sunday 10th July. (Tickets)
For further information on Corey Taylor, you can check out Corey’s official website here.
‘Seven Deadly Sins’ by Corey Taylor, published by Ebury Press on 12th July 2011, £16.99 hardback and simultaneous e-book:
‘I was 22 years old, a hard-on with a pulse: wretched vice-ridden, too much to burn and not enough minutes in a hour to do so. 1995 was a full 365-day year of drinking, fucking, lying, raging and exploration for me – not a dull one in the bunch. It was a time of self-shit: self-importance, self-absorption, self-indulgence and selfishness. I was the only person in the known galaxy and I wanted what the fuck I wanted sooner rather than later.’
The action begins in West Des Moines, Iowa, where Corey Taylor, frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, systematically set about committing each of the Seven Deadly Sins. He has picked fights with douchebags openly brandishing guns. He has set himself on fire at parties and woken up in dumpsters after cocaine binges. He lost his virginity at eleven. He got rich and famous and immersed himself in booze, women, and chaos until one day he realised, suddenly, that he didn’t need any of that at all.
Candid. Literate. Brilliant. Seven Deadly Sins is a brutally honest look ‘at a life that could have gone horribly wrong at any turn’, and the soul-searching and self-discovery it took to set it right.
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