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From the novel "Daemon", by Daniel Suarez:

The big guy regarded Mosely. “The fact that you're still alive is all I need to know about you.” He extended his hand. “I'm Rollins.” His eyes darted. “He's Morris.”
Mosely regarded the hand. “Like I'm Taylor?”
Rollins laughed. “Exactly like that.”

Charles Taylor is a real-life political philosopher. Are the other two names in the quoted paragraph also references to real-life individuals? If so, who?

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All I can think of is Black Flag. –  Mark Beadles Aug 20 '12 at 17:37
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Black Flag (led by Henry Rollins) have recorded songs featuring Keith Morris and Corey Taylor, but it seems like a bit of a stretch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… –  Adele C Aug 20 '12 at 21:16
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Keith Morris and Henry Rollins were both lead singers of Black Flag, a hardcore punk band from the mid-70s to mid-80s. Corey Taylor is the lead singer of Slipknot a heavy metal band that could be seen as following along the path laid down by Black Flag.

This kind of follows the thread of the conversation in Daemon, grouping Morris and Rollins together and alluding to Mosely as being like Taylor, the new guy following up from their groundwork.

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Sure, we'll go with that. –  Steve V. Dec 12 '12 at 5:23
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