- 03:22 AM, May 23
Stone Sour were first formed as a duo with Corey Taylor and Joel Ekman on the line-up. The band were named after an alcoholic drink that consists of one part whiskey, one part orange juice, with a splash of sour mix. By 1996, they had grown to become a four piece with the addition of Jim Root and Shawn Economaki and started to shop around their demo. They did not land any record deal until 2000. This made them deciding to take a break which was later used by Taylor and Root to work for Slipknot which already sealed major record deal.
Their first debut album was a self-titled one, making its way out via RoadRunner in 2002. Corey and Root put together the band and began recording the album after completing a Slipknot tour. They busted the chart, reaching No. 46 on Billboard Hot 200 with the "Stone Sour" album. Their single "Bother" which was featured in movie "Spider-Man" climbed to No. 2 and No. 4 on Mainstream and Modern Rocks charts respectively. They even got double Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance and received Gold certification from RIAA.