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It was the early 90's - seemingly out of nowhere, a little grunge band called Nirvana began outselling massive commercial artists like Michael Jackson. This immediately caught the attention of the giant record companies. These small underground bands branded as alternative or post-punk went from being inconsequential to being potential behemoths in record sales - and the hunt began.
Hungrily sweeping for the next Nirvana, a buying frenzy ensued as small indie labels were bought out by the commercial labels on a never before seen scale. A&R execs would see random alt-rock bands perform in a bar and appear after their set offering unheard of financial offers and immediate global exposure. It seemed these band members were set for life - so what happened?
Verity is revealed in "Underground Inc: The Unsung Story of Alternative Rock," an upcoming documentary destined to be the ultimate look at the alternative punk and metal scene in the 90's, and a must see for serious music lovers. Told by the artists who pioneered a sonic subculture, this feature-length documentary tells the real story of the 90's - exposing viewers to an amazing catalog of the era's rarities and buried treasures, while re-living the struggles, triumphs and tragedies, as well as the debauchery.
"Underground Inc." features interviews with members of White Zombie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Primus, Bad Religion, Stone Sour, Clutch, Red Fang, Failure, Ministry, Quicksand, Helmet, Steve Albini, Sepultura and dozens more. More...
Roadrunner recording group Stone Sour just released an official music video for the acoustic version of “Zzyzx Rd” that appears on the deluxe 10th anniversary edition of "Come What(Ever) May." This new edition drops December 16th as a digital download and 2LP vinyl edition.
"Come What(Ever) May: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition" has been remastered and appended by an array of bonus material including rare tracks, B-sides, and never-before-heard versions of “Through Glass,” “Zzyzx Rd.,” and “Cardiff,” as well as an electrifying acoustic cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.” More...
Roadrunner group Stone Sour will celebrate the 10th anniversary of second album, “Come What(Ever) May” with a new deluxe edition. The 10th anniversary edition will be available Friday, December 16th via digital download, streaming services, and 2 LP black and gold mixed vinyl – the RIAA gold certified, Grammy Award-nominated collection’s first ever vinyl release.
“Come What(Ever) May: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition" is heralded by previously unreleased acoustic version of “Zzyzx Rd,” streaming below.
This version of the album has been remastered and appended by an array of bonus material, now joined by an array of rare tracks, B-sides, and more, including never-before-heard versions of “Through Glass,” “Zzyzx Rd.,” and “Cardiff,” as well as an electrifying acoustic cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.” More...
Korn premieres a new song and music video entitled "A Different World", taken from the upcoming new album "The Serenity Of Suffering".
"A Different World" also features a guest appearance from Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour).
Check out now "A Different World" below.
Stone Sour premieres the full-album stream of the band's recent covers EP "Straight Outta Burbank", out in stores now via iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. The EP finds Stone Sour covering songs of Slayer, The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, Bad Brains and Mötley Crüe.
Check out now "Straight Outta Burbank" in its entirety below.
Corey Taylor (vocalist of Slipknot, Stone Sour) and WWE NXT wrestler Baron Corbin were exchanging verbal assaults on social media in the weeks leading up to last weekend’s "Aftershock Festival" in Sacramento, CA. Yesterday saw the payoff, as Baron Corbin took a slap from Corey Taylor who was in the audience.
Check it out below:
Some more footage can be seen after the jump: More...
Supergroup Teenage Time Killers - featuring musicians of Slipknot/Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Prong, Municipal Waste etc.- took to the stage September 12th for the band's first-ever live performance. The concert was held at "The Fonda Theatre", in Hollywood, CA.
Check out fan-filmed live footage of the Misfits cover "Where Eagles Dare" below, featuring Corey Taylor, Randy Blythe, Peter Stahl, Tommy Victor, Lee Ving:
Artists originally booked for the performance included: More...
Independent hip-hop powerhouse Tech N9ne will drop new album, "Special Effects," on May 4th via Strange Music.
Today Tech N9ne unleashes the metallic side of his persona with the brand new anthem, entitled “Wither,” featuring none other than Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour. Check it out below.
Corey Taylor has often publicly praised Tech and his approach to both hip-hop and heavy music. “Working with Tech was a no-brainer,” states Taylor. “When I heard the music for ‘Wither’, I knew the two of us would make something dark and crazy. The slow burn in the music is awesome- his band is great and the performance is incredible. People are gonna shit!”
Tech is no stranger to the music of Slipknot, having been a dedicated fan for over a decade. “This collaboration is a total dream come true, because I’ve been a Maggot (what Slipknot affectionately calls their fans) since ’99. This song we did together is such a dynamic rollercoaster ride! It starts off calm and cool and then fuckin’ gets loud and extremely mean and crazy! It’s perfect!” More...
Stone Sour just checked in with this brief announcement about covering a Metallica track for Record Store Day:
"Our full cover version of Metallica's 'Creeping Death' is streaming now!
"Make sure to grab 'Meanwhile in Burbank,' which will be available in record stores this Saturday, April 18th!"
The song can be heard in the YouTube clip below, courtesy of Rollingstone.com.
In honor of the release of "Fear Clinic," Stone Sour today unveils a specially created music video for "The Dark."
"Fear Clinic" stars horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, soap opera star Brandon Beemer (“General Hospital,” “Days of Our Lives,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut. "Fear Clinic" is available on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand today from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Directed by Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II), with effects by award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson, "Fear Clinic" will take viewers on an unforgettable journey into the very soul of terror itself. Co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, the film is based on the fan favorite 2009 FEARnet.com series. More...
The official video for Stone Sour's cover version of the Metal Church song "The Dark" can be seen below. The track, which was performed live at Room 237 in Burbank, California in 2014, was recorded specifically for the film "Fear Clinic", the new horror flick which marks Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor's first featured role in a movie.
The original version of the song appeared on Metal Church's 2nd album "The Dark" (1986) and was chosen for "Fear Clinic" by director Rob Hall and Corey as they felt that the lyrics fit well with the story.
You can now watch "The Dark" below.
After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – the closing night event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and opening night screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – "Fear Clinic" will now be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 10th, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
The flick stars horror icon Robert Freddy Krueger Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut, and is directed by Robert G. Hall ("Lightning Bug," "Laid to Rest," "ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II").
With special effects by award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson, "Fear Clinic" will take viewers on an unforgettable journey into the very soul of terror itself. Co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, the film is based on the 2009 FEARnet.com series.
When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured.
Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a doctor who runs the clinic, uses his fear chamber to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just a hallucination...
After parting ways with guitarist Jim Root earlier this year, Stone Sour has now released a new lyric video.
Check out the animated clip for "The House Of Gold & Bones," taken from Stone Sour's latest album, "House of Gold & Bones, Pt. 2," which is available now on Roadrunner Records.
The Roadrunner Records Summer Sampler is now online: head over to Noisetrade here to download your free copy. The track listing is as follows:
1. Stone Sour - 'House of Gold & Bones'
2. Killswitch Engage - 'A Tribute To The Fallen'
3. Trivium - 'Through Blood And Dirt And Bone'
4. Gojira - 'The Axe'
5. King 810 - 'Fat Around The Heart'
6. The Amity Affliction - 'Pittsburgh'
7. Theory Of A Deadman 'Drown'
8. WeAreHarlot - 'Denial'
9. Black Stone Cherry - 'Me and Mary Jane'
10. Marmozets - 'Why Do You Hate Me'
11. Dream Theater - 'The Enemy Inside'
12. The Devil Wears Prada - 'Sailor’s Prayer'
13. Heartist - 'Pressure Point'
14. Kvelertak - 'Kvelertak'
15. Opeth - 'Cusp of Eternity' More...
Stone Sour - which features Slipknot's Corey Taylor - has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's guitarist:
"As some of you might have heard by now, Stone Sour and Jim Root have indeed parted ways. We were trying to wait until the completion of the new SK album, but in light of recent events, we are going to confirm this information and move on.
"We feel it's best for both bands and hope that is reflected in the days to come. We will give you more information when the time comes."
In related events, Jim Root also missed Stone Sour shows last year to focus on the impending new Slipknot album.
Fans can relive their Rockstar Energry Drink Mayhem Festival memories with the "Mayhem: 2008-2013" book, a collection of dynamic and bold photos spanning the first six years of the festival. The following press release was also issued:
"Created by Los Angeles-based photographer Strati Hovartos, this book gives an inside view of the fearless, behind-the-scenes look at the art, the rebellion and the grit that, in all of its glory… is Mayhem! As the official tour photographer, Strati’s body of work has documented the festival since its inception.
"Striking and bold, his images have captured epic performances of Metal greats, such as Rob Zombie, Slayer, Slipknot, Korn, and Avenged Sevenfold. With the turn of every page, your mind will be dominated and transported to the timelessness of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
"'Mayhem: 2008-2013' features special forewords by Rockstar Festival co-creators Kevin Lyman and John Reese, as well as Slipknot and Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor and Rockstar Energy Drink’s Jason May.
"'Mayhem: 2008-2013' is available now as a 2014 ticket buyer exclusive in select markets, so make sure to add 'Mayhem: 2008-2013' to your Ticketmaster ticket purchase at check out! If you purchase a VIP package, 'Mayhem: 2008-2013' automatically comes with your purchase. If you’ve already purchased your ticket or 'Mayhem: 2008-2013' isn’t available in your market, standby – more details on how to get the book are coming soon, including details on how to obtain it via the upcoming Rockstar Festival online store. More...
The Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor is set for Thursday, May 15th at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH.
Honoring and lampooning Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor will be nearly a dozen musicians and comedians, led by Roastmaster Sebastian Bach. The third annual event in Revolver and Guitar World’s Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series launches the weekend-long festivities for Rock On The Range (May 16th - 18th), which last year drew rock fans from around the country to Columbus Crew Stadium with over 105,000 tickets sold.
Joining Sebastian Bach on the dais to take aim at Taylor will be Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, Craig Gass, Brian Posehn, Taylor’s Slipknot bandmate M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Scott Ian, Pearl Aday, and actor/comedian Finesse Mitchell. Jose Mangin (of Sirius/XM and Headbangers Ball fame) will also be on hand to serve as the evening’s official DJ and emcee.
Tickets for the Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor are on sale now starting at $75 (plus fees) at LC Pavilion, all Ticketmaster outlets and online right here. General admission and balcony seating are available. Doors for the May 15 event will open at 8:30 PM, and the Roast begins at 9:00 PM.
"Honestly, I don't know what to say. I'm a little nervous, a little excited, and of course a little gassy. But that could just be the excitement,” says Taylor. “I'm really looking forward to it, but knowing my friends and the possibilities for who could be a part of this, I have no idea what I'm getting into!" More...
A trailer is now available online for the horror movie "Fear Clinic," which will feature Slipknot/Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor.
The movie, also starring horror legend Robert Englund, marks Taylor's acting debut, but not his movie debut, as Slipknot performed in the 2002 remake of "Rollerball."
"Fear Clinic" will be released later this year, with further details forthcoming.
Slipknot announced earlier this year that the band would be reconvening in 2014 following an extended hiatus after the death of Paul Gray.
Stone Sour, which features Slipknot member Jim Root, has now released the following announcement about the band's upcoming tour:
"With an impending Slipknot album on the horizon, Jim will not be touring with Stone Sour this winter. Everyone involved is okay with the decision and our mutual friend Christian Martucci will be filling in on guitar.
"It was a difficult decision, but as the fans have wanted another Stone Sour tour and Jim had responsibilities to the writing process with Slipknot, we feel this is the best decision where everyone wins."
Stone Sour will be back on the road in January and February, supporting the two-part concept album "House of Gold & Bones" with a string of live dates alongside Pop Evil. Dates are as follows:
1.14 Orlando, FL House of Blues
1.15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
1.17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
1.18 New York, NY Irving Plaza
1.19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
1.21 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
1.22 Boston, MA House of Blues
1.24 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
1.25 Fort Wayne, IN Piere's
1.26 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
1.28 Chicago, IL House of Blues
1.31 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
2.1 Sioux Falls, SD The District
2.3 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
2.5 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
2.6 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
2.8 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
2.9 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
2.11 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
2.13 Dallas, TX House of Blues
2.14 Houston, TX House of Blues
2.15 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live More...