When you think of rock stars, you probably don't imagine them sitting on their phones, frantically pressing refresh, addicted to arguing with people, but that is exactly what Slipknot/Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor did. In a recent episode of the Let There Be Talk podcast, Taylor spoke about how addictive social media is and how he found himself in it's grasp.
“There’s a flare in addiction right now and it’s one of the things I’m working on in my new book. There’s a correlation between that and social media - all of the sh*t that’s been triggered because of social media, the same kind of dopamine trigger. It’s compulsion, gratification, compulsion, gratification. It’s just a constant cycle."
“I had just gotten separated and I kind of went down a crazy wormhole, because I was really depressed, I was really f*cking unhappy. I had just been through hell. Before, you’re a single guy, you go out, you play the scene, you do whatever. Now, you’ve got all this crazy sh*t at your fingertips. For an addict, it was f*cking nuts.”
“Instagram, Twitter… it took me a while to get out of it. For about three months solid, that’s all I did, ignoring my f*cking duties and sh*t. The only time I would really f*cking get away from it was when I was with my kids. Then the compulsion would come right back and I was like, ‘What is going on?’ It took me so long to settle that compulsion down … If I could get rid of it all, period, I would.”
You can hear the full interview below.