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Stone Sour

Background information
Origin Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Genres Post-grunge[1]
Alternative metal[2]
Heavy metal
Years active 1992–present
Labels Roadrunner Records,


Associated acts Slipknot
Black President
Isaac James
Corey Taylor
Jim Root
Josh Rand
Shawn Economaki
Roy Mayorga
Former members
Joel Ekman

Stone Sour is an American hard rock band from Des Moines, Iowa.


Band history


Formation and early years (1992 - 1997)

Stone Sour was founded by Corey Taylor, vocalist of Slipknot, and former drummer Joel Ekman. Taylor's long time friend, Shawn Economaki joined shortly after, and filled in as the bass player. The band had played clubs and bars with different guitarists - often filling the position for just one show. This time, Stone Sour recorded 2 demo tapes, in 1992 and 1994. Shortly after, in 1995, James Root - who is now also part of Slipknot with Taylor - joined the band. The group was complete, and in 1996 recorded another demo tape, and songs from which would later be used in 2002 on their self titled debut album, Stone Sour. The band was named after an alcoholic drink that consists of one part whiskey, one part orange juice, with a splash of sour mix.

In 1997 the band went on hiatus when Taylor and Root spent most of their time with Slipknot, who were another up-and-coming act in Des Moines at the time who were to soon earn a record deal. Root also joined the band a year later, and Economaki went on to become Stage left guitar tech. Ekman stayed in Des Moines, and formed a family.

Stone Sour (Self-titled album) (2002 - 2003)

After Josh Rand joined the band, the band recorded their debut self-titled album in Cedar Falls, Iowa, which was released on 31 July 2002 in the UK, and on the 1st of August in the US. Aided by the song "Bother" which was featured on the Spider-Man soundtrack (credited only to Taylor), the album went on to become Gold. The band toured for six months with label mates Sinch and Chevelle before going on a temporary hiatus as Taylor and Root went back to join Slipknot for another album and tour.

Come What(ever) May (2005 - 2007)

The band came back in 2006 to release their second studio album, Come What(ever) May. They parted ways with drummer Joel Ekman currently drumming for Isaac James, who left to take care of his cancer-stricken son, and later recruited current drummer, Roy Mayorga of Soulfly. The track 30/30-150 was recorded with Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin.[citation needed] The album was released on August 1, 2006. It was met with great reviews from critics, and sold 80,000 copies in the first week, allowing it to debut at number four on the Billboard 200. The band toured for the next year and a half, releasing the Live in Moscow album exclusively to iTunes on August 14, 2007. Corey Taylor and James Root returned to Slipknot to record their fourth full length studio album, All Hope Is Gone. Mayorga is now performing with the band Black President. While on the road with Slipknot, Taylor and Root are said to be writing for the next Stone Sour album. Currently, on the main website, there is a strange count-up that seemingly counts up to 60 days and starts over. No report on what this is for yet.

Third album (2009-Present)

Corey Taylor talked to Rock Sound magazine about the future of Stone Sour. "We are already starting to put together demos for Stone Sour. Our new stuff sounds really melodic but really dark, it is way darker than the first two albums and way more cohesive. I don't know what it is, I'm still flushing shit out." [3]

Corey has said that they would like to enter the studio by January to begin recording the 20 plus songs they have written.[4]

“I cannot wait to make this Stone Sour album!” said frontman Corey Taylor in an official statement. “ Everything already feels a million times stronger than anything we've done in the past. Plus getting back together with Nick is going to mean monstrous things. This is the year for Stone Sour!”

Taylor told AOL's Noisecreep that Stone Sour's forthcoming album will be "darker than 'Come What(ever) May', but a lot more melodic, a lot stronger, a lot more mature, and the lyrics that are coming out of me are really good. I'm really excited."[5]

The band is recording the upcoming album at the Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who was the producer for the band's second album Come What(ever) May.[6]

The band has stated that they are aiming for an August 2010 release date through Roadrunner. [7] There is some sort of timer on the band's official website. It has not been revealed exactly what it means.

Stone Sour were also confirmed to play at Rocklahoma, Download Festival, Rock am Ring, and Sonisphere Festival. On March 15, 2010, the band began recording the album.

Band members




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Stone Sour is a metal band from Iowa, United States. Their singer is also the lead singer in Slipknot (Corey Taylor). They are signed to Roadrunner Records and have released two albums as of 2008. They have been nominated for three Grammy Awards, one in in 2005 and two in 2006.



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