Corey Taylor Reveals His Addiction to Social Media
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.”