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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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Screengrab via YouTube

Corey Taylor Visits Paralyzed Slipknot Fan in Hospital

Watch a touching encounter between the Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman and a fan.

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Adam Bettcher/Mark Davis, Getty Images

Guitarist Josh Rand on Stone Sour Being Called ‘Nickelback Lite’ by Chad Kroeger: It’s the ‘Ultimate Insult’

Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand weighs in on his band being called 'Nickelback Lite' by Chad Kroeger.

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Theo Wargo / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Corey Taylor to Chad Kroeger: ‘Curl Up in Bed With Your Hello Kitty Pillow and Shut Up’

You wanted to know what Corey Taylor thinks, so here it is!

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Photo by Travis Shinn
Photo by Travis Shinn

Stone Sour Score Fourth No. 1 Active Rock Hit With ‘Song #3′

Stone Sour have topped the Active Rock songs chart for the fourth time in their career.

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Buda Mendes, Getty Images / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Chad Kroeger: Stone Sour ‘Sound Like Nickelback Lite,’ Slipknot Are a ‘Gimmick’

After describing how no band is as diverse as Nickelback, Chad Kroeger took aim at Corey Taylor, picking apart Stone Sour and Slipknot.

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ShipRocked

Stone Sour, Seether + In This Moment Lead 2018 ShipRocked Lineup

The first wave of artists announcements for the 2018 ShipRocked cruise has been revealed.

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YouTube: Stone Sour

Stone Sour Issue Live Music Video for Energetic New Song ‘Mercy’

Another new Stone Sour song has arrived as fans await the release of the forthcoming new album, 'Hydrograd.'

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Houston Open Air 2017 Lineup Led by Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets of Rage, Marilyn Manson + Stone Sour

The lineup for the 2017 edition of Houston Open Air has been announced, and features a number of prominent hard rock and metal bands.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Corey Taylor Back to Headbanging a Year After Surgery; Offers Timeline for Slipknot Return

Corey Taylor offers an update on his health a year after undergoing spinal surgery, and also outlines a timeline for Slipknot's return following Stone Sour's promotion of 'Hydrograd.'

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Corey Taylor Plays Acoustic Rendition of Stone Sour’s ‘Song #3′ on Japanese TV

Corey Taylor strips down Stone Sour's new single 'Song #3' to its bare essentials on the Japenese TV program 'Sukkiri!'

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