Corey Taylor is a high school dropout. He did not meet his father until he was an adult, was a drug addict before he could legally drive a car, attempted suicide, and lost one of his best friends to an accidental overdose.
Of course, you know him as the front-man for Slipknot and Stone Sour. He's beginning to become known for much more. He wrote a book that was released in July. Now, he's on a solo tour in which he rants, takes questions, and plays some acoustic songs.
Earlier this year, Taylor spoke at the Oxford Union in England. The suicidal, dropout addict speaking at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Like his solo tour, he ranted and took questions.
The lecture is now online. His language is not "safe for work" and he is an interesting speaker. He answers a lot of Slipknot and Stone Sour questions, but the biggest message from the lecture is for people to assess what they love and what they are good at.
"Too many people try to go for things that they’d like to do, but they’re not realistic enough to know they don’t have the talent.”