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Stone Sour

Stone Sour


Famous as :

Hard rock/heavy metal band

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Birth Place :

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Stone Sour" (2002)


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.

Latest News

Artist of the Week: Stone Sour

October 04, 2010 04:48:51 GMT

Sky is the limit for as they have always been pushing themselves even more than in the past for every album. Around four years after burning the chart with 2006 "", they returned with a broadened range, a deepened perspective and the determination to make new album they could be proud of.

Kristen Bell Gets Humiliated by Aunt's Masturbation Joke

September 16, 2010 06:25:17 GMT

Actress was mortified when she first brought fiance home to meet the family after her aunt made an awkward joke about her love of masturbation. Bell introduced Shepard to her relatives in November 2009 for America's Thanksgiving holiday, and the actor eventually proposed in January this year.

Sara Bareilles' Album Enters at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200

September 16, 2010 05:05:03 GMT

Singer/songwriter has scored her first number one album in America - her "" has debuted at number one. It only took her 90,000 sales to land the top spot and topple last week's chart toppers, , who fall to five on the new countdown.

Corey Taylor Paid a Slipknot Fan to Leave Stone Sour's Gig

September 03, 2010 03:24:26 GMT

Rocker Corey Taylor paid an audience member to walk out of a gig by - because the man kept demanding to hear songs. The singer formed Stone Sour in 1992 but it was put on hiatus five years later when he and guitarist Jim Root left to join Slipknot.

Stone Sour Premiere 'Say You'll Haunt Me' Music Video

July 28, 2010 09:28:19 GMT

have unveiled a music video to promote their new single "Say You'll Haunt Me". Directed by Paul R. Brown (, , ), it sees the band's members leading frontman Corey Taylor to an inquisitional chair of some kind and sitting him on it.