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Corey Taylor's Holiday SIngle
December 2, 2010

The inimitable COREY TAYLOR, frontman of not one, but two multi-million-selling bands in STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT, as well as sometime solo artist, is set to release his first solo single, titled “X-M@$” through Roadrunner Records on December 14.

So what’s the real story behind one of the rock genre’s most revered frontmen and a Christmas single?

Taylor explained that “I wrote this song in my kitchen one winter, listening to people bitch about the holidays. Personally, I love the holidays, but they seem to bring on severe stress in most people. So, I wrote this in honor of crotchety, drunken bastards who don't know the difference between a yuletide and a tool shed. Plus, I think it's funny.”

Last month, when a gap arose during the recent Stone Sour UK tour, Taylor hot-footed to Metropolis Studios in London, and tracked the tune in a single afternoon. The lyrics showcase the singer’s sense of humor and irreverence in full force, dispensing a fat dose of jocular stick-poking at those who loathe the holiday season.

However, Taylor’s joviality doesn’t stop with the song words, as he even drops a sneaky ‘Hi Simon!!’ in the single’s fade-out, as a nod to Mr. Cowell and his Xmas-hijacking X-Factor squad in the UK.

You’ll be able to pick up the digital single from all leading digital retailers on December 14. Taylor is donating proceeds from the song’s sales to Teenage Cancer Trust.

You can listen to the song here.

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Uproar TV Ep. 9 With Stone Sour Now Online
June 29, 2010
Episode 9 of Uproar TV is now up. This week Uproar TV has some fun with Stone Sour as they're reduced to fits of giggles -- yes FITS of GIGGLES as they try and get you pumped for the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Plus listen to an excerpt of their new track "Mission Statement" from their upcoming album 'Audio Secrecy'.

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Uproar TV Ep. 5: In The Studio With Stone Sour
June 4, 2010
This week on Uproar TV we head to Nashville, TN to hang out with Stone Sour in the studio as they record their upcoming album 'Audio Secrecy'. "It's miles above everything we've done before..." says frontman Corey Taylor of the band's new record.

Watch the latest episode below.

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will be playing the headlining stage on every date of this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival August 17-October 4.

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Stone Sour Announce New Album
January 12, 2010
Des Moines based rockers Stone Sour have begun work on a new album for Roadrunner Records, their first in four years. The five piece are recording their third album in Nashville, at Blackbird Studio with Grammy Award winning producer, Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, Rush, Alice In Chains), who also produced 2006's 'Come What(ever) May'. The new album is set for release this August.

Frontman Corey Taylor commented, "I cannot wait to make this Stone Sour album. 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!"

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last album 'Come What(ever) May' and their self-titled debut are both just short of gold certification in the UK and also approaching platinum status in the US. Stone Sour has also received three Grammy nominations to date and have been hugely successful at US radio with tracks like "Through Glass," "Made of Scars" and 'Bother."
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Stone Sour Releases Live Album Online
August 22, 2007
The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: Stone Sour has released a concert "album" online at the iTunes store. The digital recording, titled 'Live in Moscow', is actually the complete audio track from a DVD filmed at the band's first-ever performance in the Russian capital last fall. The DVD was included as part of the June "special edition" re-release of the band's second album, 'Come What(ever) May'.

Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor told The Pulse of Radio that the band did not get to visit much of Russia while it was there, although he did manage to see some historic sites in Moscow itself. "What was really cool is the hotel that we stayed at was right across the street from the Kremlin, and Red Square, St. Peter's Basilica," he said. "I mean, it was amazing, man. And I'm not a big touristy guy, but I had to get out and I had to see it. I mean, it's one of those cities, like New York, like London, where you can feel the history in the air, and that to me is huge."

Stone Sour is currently on its own headlining U.S. tour, which stops on Tuesday night (August 21) in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire and winds down in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on September 2.

'Come What(ever) May' has sold 609,000 copies since arriving last August.
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HOME TOWN: Des Moines, IA
Corey Taylor - Vocals
James Root - Guitar
Josh Rand - Guitar
Shawn Economaki - Bass
Roy Mayorga - Drums

"The intensity. The drama. The emotion. The colors. The darkness. The melodies. The anger. The honesty. The drive. The new. All of the above and more." According to Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, those are the things that define Stone Sour's passionately pulsing second album, Come What(ever) May (Roadrunner). Stone Sour's first album in four years finds the band firing on all cylinders, and primed to capture the attention and the hearts of the rock 'n roll masses.

Stone Sour's self-titled debut was twice Grammy-nominated and RIAA Certified Gold. It was an eclectic album, propelled by the band's busy tour schedule, the contemplative smash single "Bother," and a series of groovy, melodic metal numbers. In 2002 and 2003, Stone Sour established itself as a multi-faceted hard rock force of nature.

While Taylor is one of the most recognized figures in rock music, thanks to his role as the frontman for Slipknot, a Grammy winning, multi-platinum act, Stone Sour is anything but a side project. It's a full-time band that all members are fiercely dedicated to. Taylor spent much of 2004 and 2005 supporting his other band, but will spend 2006 and 2007 focusing on Stone Sour and Come What(ever) May. Also comprised by guitarist James Root, who does double duty in Slipknot, bassist Shawn Economaki, guitarist Josh Rand and new drummer Roy Mayorga, Stone Sour is armed with an album that expands beyond the palette of its predecessor. The band was afforded more time to craft songs, and it shows. The album, produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver), is tight, crisp, and full of rowdy rockers and melodic numbers.

"With Stone Sour, I loosen up and show more of myself," Taylor reveals. "As soon as the fans hear this new record, they'll see it's different than anything that we have ever done. It gives me a chance to do the singing that I love to do, the type of singing that I do when I'm walking around my house." Taylor, a self-described extrovert, may be the mouthpiece for Stone Sour, but he insists the band is a truly collaborative effort, and that's something he thoroughly enjoys. "I've been able to blend into the background if needed, you know? You grow up thinking being recognized all the time will be sweet, but sometimes you just want to be one of the guys. I think I balance it fairly well, without killing people."

Guitarist Josh Rand, who ran 3-5 miles a day during the recording process to clear his mind for each day's highly creative atmosphere, believes that the diversity of Come What(ever) May, which features guest appearances from The Wallflowers' Rami Jaffee and Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin, will be what hooks fans, and what keeps them. "This album's content will fit any mood you may be in," the guitarist says. "If you've had a shitty day at work, you could crank 'Hell And Consequences.' If you need a little optimism, you could listen to 'Through Glass.' If you are feeling depressed, you could listen to 'Zzyzx Road.'" Obviously, Come What(ever) May is a sensory experience, encompassing a wide spectrum of emotions. "30/30-150" and "Reborn" are bruisers that'll get the blood coursing through listeners' veins, while the first single, "Through Glass," takes up real estate in your brain for days at a time, thanks its unforgettable melodic twists and chorus. Try and purge your brain of Come What(ever) May's melodies, and you'll fail miserably. Taylor concurs, "So many bands are so genre-specific these days. No bands cover the middle ground. If they try, it's lifeless and limp. Our album has such a pulse. The cool thing is that when we write stuff, it turns out catchy whether we want it to or not. It's just something that we do." He's right. Crafting melody and mixing it with metallic maelstrom is definitely something that Stone Sour does better than most.

Jim Root, who contends that "life" itself influenced this album and who claims he consumed nerve-shattering, tooth-staining amounts of coffee during the recording process, sees Come What(ever) May as a necessary evolution in the band's sound. "We're taking every aspect to the next level. As an artist, no matter what you do, you must evolve. That's very important to me. Some people fear change. I embrace it. This record is a testament to where I am at, musically and spiritually. Life is a learning experience and so is song writing. As with everything I try to improve. I can sit back and listen to these songs and know that I have."

Taylor understands that as his career goes on, he will be less and less understood and he likes it that way. "I've lost a little sleep over the fact that people don't get what I do and how I do it. I do everything I can to entertain, educate and infuriate the status quo. If I give the mainstream a headache once in a while, that works for me." It's that attitude that attracts the disaffected youth, the kids, the anti-conservative thinker, as well as the casual rock fan to Stone Sour. "I have a conscience," Taylor says about his songwriting style. "I have a respect for the music and I have an agenda. I have an individualistic mind to botch the 'product' mentality, and I am not out to further myself in a spotlight that knows no favorites. This could all be gone tomorrow. If all you're doing is trying to build your Q points, what are you going to do when no one wants to see you anymore? At least I'll be happy about the music I left behind."

The songs and music on Come What(ever) May ensure that Stone Sour's legacy will endure for a long time to come.