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Corey Taylor: You’re Making Me Hate You

All hope is gone.

Corey Taylor is Mr Angry. And you can tell this book is going to be a marathon rant early on when he spends four pages describing some guy throwing up. No expletives have been deleted; quite the opposite, in fact.

The object of the Slipknot singer’s ire is, as the title implies, the rest of us. Whether we’re dawdling across the road ahead of him or clogging up the airport queue in front of him we are all dumb-ass fucks who need to be pulverised, scraped off the floor and dumped in the nearest dog-poo container.

The relentless theme of the book is that we are selfish, inconsiderate people making his life hell, although whether this is a result of nature or nurture gets scant attention in the ongoing diatribe.

To be fair, it does occasionally dawn on Taylor that he too may be part of the problem. But he has his excuses ready./o:p

Hugh Fielder has been writing about music for 47 years. Actually 58 if you include the essay he wrote about the Rolling Stones in exchange for taking time off school to see them at the Ipswich Gaumont in 1964. He was news editor of Sounds magazine from 1975 to 1992 and editor of Tower Records Top magazine from 1992 to 2001. Since then he has been freelance. He has interviewed the great, the good and the not so good and written books about some of them. His favourite possession is a piece of columnar basalt he brought back from Iceland.