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Stone Sour Corey Taylor

For a time, Stone Sour was merely known (and hardly known, at that) as a side project of that singer from Slipknot, Corey Taylor. But in recent years, and thanks to a string of well-received albums, the Des Moines, Iowa band has become a force to contend with their own right. Ironically, Stoner Sour, which was named after the popular alcoholic drink, actually predated Slipknot’s birth and Taylor’s involvement with the infamous masked group, having been formed by the singer, rhythm guitarist Josh Rand, bassist Shawn Economaki, and drummer Joel Ekman in 1992. Unfortunately, the alternative rockers achieved little recognition before dissolving five years later — just as Taylor officially joined the soon-to-rise Slipknot, taking along lead guitarist Jim Root (who had joined Stone Sour in 1995). But in 2002, Corey reconvened his old band for the record-ing of a belated eponymous debut, and then doubled down four years later with an ac-claimed sophomore effort named ‘Come What(ever) May,’ which spun off a handful of radio singles, earned a Grammy nomination, and went Gold in the U.S. Stone Sour would part with Ekman later that same year (replacing him with Roy Mayorga), Economacki in 2011 (replaced by Johnny Chow) and, surprisingly, Jim Root in 2014, but none of this stopped Taylor and Rand from guiding the group towards continued success via 2010’s ‘Audio Secrecy’ and the ambitious, two-CD concept album ‘House of Gold & Bones’ (2012 and ’13), which came accompanied by a comic book series, to boot.

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Mikkey Dee Performs Motorhead Classics With Members of Butcher Babies + Stone Sour

Mikkey Dee joined an all-star cast of metal musicians to perform some classic Motorhead songs as a tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister.

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10 Things to Learn About Corey Taylor by Who He Follows on Twitter

We went through all of the accounts Corey follows to find out a few extra dimensions of the vocalist, and here are 10 of them.

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Five Finger Death Punch vs. Stone Sour Featuring Lzzy Hale – Cage Match

Vote for either Five Finger Death Punch's 'Wash It All Away' or Stone Sour's 'Gimme Shelter' featuring Lzzy Hale in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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Stone Sour Cover Motley Crue’s ‘Too Fast For Love’ and Slayer’s ‘Seasons in the Abyss’ on New EP

Stone Sour keep the cover songs coming and this time they've served up prime Motley Crue and Slayer cuts off their 'Straight Outta Burbank' covers EP.

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Hear Stone Sour Covering Iron Maiden’s ‘Running Free’

Stone Sour have previewed another new song off their 'Straight Outta Burbank' covers EP -- Iron Maiden's 'Running Free.'

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Stone Sour Crank Up the Energy for Cover of Bad Brains’ ‘Sailin’ On’

It's a high energy, punk-infused Stone Sour stirring the pit on their cover of Bad Brains' 'Sailin' On.'

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Corey Taylor Demoing New Material During Breaks From Touring

The ever-busy vocalist has been demoing material, though it's not confirmed where the songs will turn up.

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Stone Sour + Lzzy Hale Rock Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ Cover

Listen to Corey and Lzzy putting their stamp on the iconic vocal work done by Mick Jagger and Merry Clayton on the Rolling Stones classic.

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Judas Priest + Stone Sour Lead Record Store Day Black Friday Offerings

Judas Priest and Stone Sour lead a large list of specialty releases for Record Store Day's Black Friday promotion.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on Donald Trump’s Presidential Candidacy: ‘Are You Kidding Me?’

Many musicians have weighed in on Trump's candidacy, and now, Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has chimed in with some of his signature vitriol.

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