Being the workaholic he is, it was inevitable that Corey Taylor would begin working on his fifth book. One of the subjects the Slipknot / Stone Sour front man will tackle an issue Taylor himself has struggled with. In the new project is the link between addiction and social media —
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.
Taylor continued to explain “I was [addicted to social media]. I had just gotten separated and I kind of went down a crazy wormhole, because I was really depressed, I was really fucking unhappy. I had just been through hell. Before, you’re a single guy, you go out, you play the scene, you do whatever. Now, you’ve got all this crazy shit at your fingertips. For an addict, it was fucking nuts.”