Corey Taylor: Fall Out Boy Are Not Saving Rock and Roll
If there's any question, the title of Corey Taylor's new book should say it all. You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Leftis the title of the book, and Taylor's "cantankerous look" isn't devoid of commentary on music, the place where he made his name.
Speaking with Kerrang (as transcribed by Blabbermouth) about whether being in a band provided material for his book, the rocker served up some commentary on the state of rock. He explained, "I take a lot of 'popular music' to task and people who are hailed as geniuses but didn't really earn it. Some of the things that come out of these people's mouths are just f---ing unbelievable."
He points out Fall Out Boy, who released a disc titled Save Rock and Roll, as an example, stating, "I've got a couple of friends who are in this band, but Fall Out Boy saying they're going to 'save rock 'n' roll' … Are you f---ing kidding me? You? With the s--t that I've heard for the last two albums, that's you saving f---ing rock and roll? No, I don't think so."
He adds, "But whether it's Fall Out Boy saying they're saving rock 'n' roll or Gene Simmons saying rock is already dead, I'm standing here with sold out shows, a No. 1 album around the world and I'm going, 'Really? When did this happen?'"
The vocalist concludes, "Rock ebbs and flows. It always has. As shiny and new as these people like to think pop music is, it's the same six people who write every f---ing song for some of these talentless f---holes and I'm not worried about anything. These people have been trying to kill us for 30 years and it keeps not happening."
Expect that forthright nature and more from Taylor when You're Making Me Hate You arrives in stores on July 7 via Da Capo Press. The singer not only takes on music, but also things like rude behavior, the indignities of air travel, clueless drivers and societal decline.
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