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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.

Selected Discography: ‘Come What(ever) May’ (2006), ‘House of Gold & Bones, Part 1 & 2’ (2012/13) Related Artists: Slipknot, Jim Root Further Reading: Stone Sour Begin Recording Covers Album Read More: Stone Sour News

Halestorm vs. Stone Sour – Cage Match

Halestorm vs Stone Sour
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Vote for either Halestorm's 'Apocalyptic' or Stone Sour's 'The Dark' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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Stone Sour Cover Metallica, Black Sabbath, KISS + More for ‘Meanwhile in Burbank…’ EP

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Stone Sour will release 'Meanwhile in Burbank…', a five-song EP featuring cover songs from Black Sabbath, Metallica, KISS, Judas Priest and Alice in Chains.

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Stone Sour, ‘The Dark’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

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Check out the exclusive video premiere of Stone Sour's 'The Dark' video featuring footage from 'Fear Clinic.'

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Corey Taylor Rocks Alice in Chains’ ‘Them Bones’ With Royal Machines

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Corey Taylor delivers a blistering version of Alice in Chains' 'Them Bones' with the all-star covers band Royal Machines.

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Corey Taylor on Stone Sour Split With Jim Root: ‘I Just Want Him to Be Happy’

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Corey Taylor reveals in a new interview that after having time to reflect, he feels Jim Root's exit from Stone Sour was the right decision for everyone.

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Guitarist Jim Root Compares Stone Sour to a ‘Sinking Ship’

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Former Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root has taken another shot at his onetime band.

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Slipknot / Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor on Grammys: ‘It Doesn’t Mean Anything’

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor points out some of the problems with the Grammy voting for the metal category.

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Corey Taylor to Release Third Book ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’

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Corey Taylor's 'You're Making Me Hate You' deals with anything and everything that pisses the vocalist off.

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Slipknot / Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor Shares Plans for Film Projects

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After appearing in the film 'Fear Clinic,' Corey Taylor says he's planning to produce and direct a new movie, perhaps as early as 2015.

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Slipknot + Former Stone Sour Guitarist Jim Root: ‘I’ve Never Had a Problem With Corey Taylor’

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Now former Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root digs deeper into the issues that led to his exit from the band.

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