97.1 The Eagle radio station in Dallas, Texas recently ran a contest offering listeners the chance to interview STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor. The winner of the contest, Florencia, asked Taylor about songs that help him get through tough times, what turns him on creatively, spiritually and emotionally, the one thing he must have on the road with him, what profession other than musician he would like to attempt, and what living or dead musician he would like to write a song with.As previously reported, Taylor has revealed that his second book, called "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With The Paranormal And Stigmatized Zealots And Cynics In The Process)", will be published on July 16 through Da Capo Press. The same publisher handled Taylor's first book, 2011's "Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good", which made the New York Times non-fiction best seller list and came out last year in paperback with additional material.
According to the publisher's description, the new book follows Taylor as he "journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. Some are more credible than others, and, frankly, some are completely insane, but all are observed with appropriate seriousness as Taylor attempts to better understand some of the spooky things that have happened to him in his life . . . Taylor also touches on his religious background and how it led him to believe in much more than the Man in the Sky." Taylor said in a recent interview with Loudwire that the new book will be similar to "Seven Deadly Sins" in that he's written it as a "discussion." The singer told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that his first book was meant to feel like a dialog. "People who know me, they call me and it's like, 'Dude, I can't get your voice out of my head when I'm reading this book," he said. "It's like I'm talking to you!' And that, that's the best compliment I could ever get, you know, because that's really what it's supposed to be, is a conversation. It's supposed to be me trying to make a point and trying to make an argument, and apparently I've done pretty well." He recently said about "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven", "It's me trying to figure out how I can have this deep belief in the supernatural and the paranormal and stuff like that and yet I am still a pretty vocal atheist, you know? So it's me trying to find a new way to figure out what these things are."