Corey Taylor Opens Up About Social Media Addiction

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.

 
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