NYC – America 51 Signing

Corey Taylor, lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour, appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, August 9th at 5:00 PM to sign America 51: A Probe Into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside “The Greatest Country in the World.” 

ABOUT AMERICA 51:
A skewering of the American underbelly by the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins and You’re Making Me Hate You.

The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multi-platinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America’s origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn), while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American.

Balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to family and “man buns.” By continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in You’re Making Me Hate You, Taylor skewers contemporary America in his own signature style.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

CA – America 51 Signing

Corey Taylor, lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour, appears at Book Soup on Saturday, August 12th from noon till 3:00 PM to sign America 51: A Probe Into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside “The Greatest Country in the World.” 

ABOUT AMERICA 51:
A skewering of the American underbelly by the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins and You’re Making Me Hate You.

The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multi-platinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America’s origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn), while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American.

Balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to family and “man buns.” By continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in You’re Making Me Hate You, Taylor skewers contemporary America in his own signature style.

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Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

NY – America 51 Signing

Slipknot and Stone Sour lead singer Corey Taylor returns to Book Revue on Thursday, August 10th at 7:00 PM to speak about and sign copies of his new book, America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside “The Greatest Country in the World”.

ABOUT AMERICA 51:
A skewering of the American underbelly by the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins and You’re Making Me Hate You.

The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multi-platinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America’s origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn), while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American.

Balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to family and “man buns.” By continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in You’re Making Me Hate You, Taylor skewers contemporary America in his own signature style.

IMPORTANT! All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your Book Revue receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

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Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-1442

NJ – America 51 Signing

Lead Singer of Slipknot & Stone Sour and New York Times Bestselling Author, Corey Taylor, will sign his new book: America 51 at Bookends on Tuesday, August 8th at 6:00 PM.

*Each person attending must purchase a copy of the book*
*Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

IA – Corey Taylor Signing

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Corey Taylor appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM! Founding Member of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor will sign his new book: You’re Making Me Hate You.

The Shoppes at Three Fountains
4550 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-221-9171

TX – Corey Taylor & Randy Blythe Signing

August 17, 2015 by  
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BookPeople is thrilled to present Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and lead singer of Lamb of God, Randy Blythe, for a joint signing of their new books You’re Making Me Hate You and Dark Days on Tuesday September 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM! This is a book signing only. Tickets are required to join the signing line. See the event guidelines below.

EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES
-This event is a SIGNING only. Taylor & Blythe will not give a public talk. They will, however, be very happy to meet you!
-Tickets are required to join the signing line.
-Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of You’re Making Me Hate You and/or Dark Days.
-The line for the signing will form first come, first serve the day of the event.
-Tickets must be presented to join the signing line at this event.
-No memorabilia will be signed.

ABOUT COREY TAYLOR

Corey Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven. The lead singer of the hard rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey has earned eleven platinum records, forty-three gold records, and a Grammy Award.

ABOUT YOU’RE MAKING ME HATE YOU

Corey Taylor has had it. Had it with the vagaries of human behavior and life in this postmodern digital blanked-out waiting room that passes for a world. Reality TV, awful music, terrible drivers, megamalls, airports, family reunions, bad fashion choices, other people’s monstrous children, and badly-behaved “adult” human beings are warping life in the twenty-first century into an often-unbearable endurance test of one’s patience, fortitude, and faith. “You’re Making Me Hate You” is a blisteringly funny diatribe that skewers the worst aspects of human behavior with a knowing eye for every excruciating detail, told in the vivid way that only Corey Taylor can.

Like his previous bestselling forays, “You’re Making Me Hate You” is an unflinching glimpse into the mind of Corey Taylor, who spares no one from his seething gaze. Make no mistake: this is not the Corey Taylor you run into at meet-and-greets or in line at the coffee shop. This is not the kind and cuddly guy who kisses babies and takes pictures with your mom while leaving a voicemail for that distant cousin in college. This is not the loveable scamp who can poke just as much fun at himself as he does at the various rubes around him, though to be fair he does save one chapter for a brutal and lacerating self-analysis. This is Corey Motherfucking Taylor. This is the Great Big Mouth. This is that bastard you wonder about when you listen to Slipknot and Stone Sour.

ABOUT RANDY BLYTHE

Randy Blythe was born in Alabama and studied at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama. He edited Aura from 1986 to 1988, co-founded Birmingham Poetry Review and co-edited that publication from 1988 to 1998, and assistant-edited Birmingham Poetry Review from 1998 to 2008. In addition to his work as a teacher, writer, and editor, he was a plumber for many years in Birmingham, a cattle farmer on his family’s land in Etowah County, Alabama, and a drummer in rock, jazz, blues, and country bands. He lives in Birmingham and continues to teach composition, literature, and creative writing. He has published poems in numerous little magazines, among them The Laurel Review, Tar River Poetry, South Carolina Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Black Warrior Review. This is his first full-length collection.

ABOUT DARK DAYS

On June 27, 2012, the long-running, hard-touring, and world-renowned metal band lamb of god landed in Prague for their first concert there in two years. Vocalist D. Randall “Randy” Blythe was looking forward to a few hours off a rare break from the touring grind in which to explore the elegant, old city. However, a surreal scenario worthy of Kafka began to play out at the airport as Blythe was detained, arrested for manslaughter, and taken to Pankraacutec Prison, a notorious 123-year-old institution where the Nazis’ torture units had set up camp during the German occupation of then-Czechoslovakia, and where today hundreds of prisoners are housed, awaiting trial and serving sentences in claustrophobic, sweltering, nightmare-inducing conditions.

Two years prior, a 19-year-old fan died of injuries suffered at a lamb of god show in Prague, allegedly after being pushed off stage by Blythe, who had no vivid recollection of the incident. Stage-crashing and -diving being not uncommon occurrences, as any veteran of hard rock, metal, and punk shows knows, the concert that could have left him imprisoned for years was but a vague blur in Blythe’s memory, just one of the hundreds of shows his band had performed over their decades-long career.

At the time of his arrest Blythe had been sober for nearly two years, having finally gained the upper hand over the alcoholism that nearly killed him. But here he faced a new kind of challenge: jailed in a foreign land and facing a prison sentence of up to ten years. Worst of all, a young man was dead, and Blythe was devastated for him and his family, even as the reality of his own situation began to close in behind Pankraacutec Prison’s glowering walls of crumbling concrete and razor wire.

What transpired during Blythe’s incarceration, trial, and eventual acquittal is a rock ‘n’ roll road story unlike any other, one that runs the gamut from tragedy to despair to hope and finally to redemption. While never losing sight of the sad gravity of his situation, Blythe relates the tale of his ordeal with one eye fixed firmly on the absurd (and at times bizarrely hilarious) circumstances he encountered along the way. Blythe is a natural storyteller and his voice drips with cutting humor, endearing empathy, and soulful insight.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

MN – Corey Taylor Signing

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Corey Taylor appears at Barnes & Noble on Sunday July 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM! Founding Member of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor will sign his new book: You’re Making Me Hate You.

Barnes & Noble – Galleria Shopping Center
3225 W 69th Edina, MN 55435
952-920-0633

CA – Corey Taylor & Randy Blythe Sign

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Corey Taylor (Slipknot) and Randall “Randy” Blythe (Lamb of God) present and sign their latest books, You’re Making Me Hate You and Dark Days: A Memoir at Book Soup on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM!

In the tradition of the late great George Carlin, New York Times bestselling author and lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour Corey, Taylor sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that piss him off.   Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers, and–most of all–the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor’s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline–sparing no one along the way, least of all himself.  Holding nothing back and delivered in Taylor’s inimitable voice, You’re Making Me Hate You is a cathartic critique of the strange world in which we find ourselves. (Da Capo Press)
In 2010, a nineteen-year-old super-fan rushed the stage during a Lamb of God concert in Prague. To protect himself, singer Randy Blythe pushed the fan away. Unbeknownst to Blythe, the young man hit his head on the floor when he fell and later died from the injury. Blythe was promptly incarcerated on charges carrying a prison term of five to ten years. Thirty-seven days later, he was released on bail to await trial. Although legal experts told him not to return to the Czech Republic to face the charges, Blythe explained that he “could not run away from this problem while the grieving family of a dead young man searched hopelessly for answers that [he] might help provide.”  After a five-day trial, he was acquitted on March 5, 2013.  In Dark Days, Blythe tells the story of his incarceration and the wild life that led up to it. As he explains, “Most substance abuse books end with the author getting sober. My book starts there.” (Da Capo Press)

EVENT GUIDELINES:
Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Book Soup. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Book Soup events unless otherwise noted. Save your Book Soup receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

NY – Corey Taylor Signing

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coreytalorCorey Taylor appear at Book Revue on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 7:00 PM to speak about and sign his new book, You’re Making Me Hate You.

In the tradition of the late great George Carlin, New York Times bestselling author and lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour Corey Taylor sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that piss him off.

Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers, and—most of all—the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor’s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline—sparing no one along the way, least of all himself.

Holding nothing back and delivered in Taylor’s inimitable voice,You’re Making Me Hate You is a cathartic critique of the strange world in which we find ourselves.

IMPORTANT!
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-1442

NJ – Corey Taylor Signs

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Corey Taylor appears at Bookends on Monday, July 6th at 6:00 PM! Founding Member of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor will sign his new book: You’re Making Me Hate You. Each Person attending must purchase one or more books.

Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726