Heavy metal frontman Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour is currently working on a book about his experiences with the paranormal.
Corey Taylor is a busy man these days. The frontman of two heavy metal bands, Slipknot and Stone Sour, is hard at work on his second book. The subject isn't music, but something else Taylor has personal experience with — ghosts.
The working title of the new book is A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and may raise eyebrows from those familiar with Taylor's atheist worldview.
“It’s about how can I believe in ghosts, and not in God? So it’s a very interesting conversation,” says Taylor. “It’s probably gonna stir up some pretty good beef with certain people, but I don’t really care.”
Taylor says that in addition to discussing his personal beliefs regarding religion and the paranormal, the book will highlight some one-on-one encounters with ghosts.
“Certain chapters will be specifically about the experiences that I’ve had in certain houses and whatnot, one of which is the mansion in L.A. where we recorded ‘Vol. 3′ album, and just kind of my take on the whole religion thing,” he says.
Taylor reports being about 15,000 words from completion and anticipates the book's release for next summer.
Taylor's first book, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument between Born Bad and Damaged Good talks about his meteoric rise to fame, the hard-living rockstar lifestyle and his personal views on good and evil.