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Stone Sour will lead the charge on this year's Jägermeister Music Tour - their first headlining tour in support of latest album Come What(ever) May, and featuring special guests Lacuna Coil and Shadows Fall. The Tour kicks off on March 23rd in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Fresh from their sold-out European/UK tour, Grammy-nominated Stone Sour is primed to capture the attention and the hearts of the rock ‘n roll masses. The band is a multi-faceted hard rock force of nature whose twisting melodies run the gamut of emotions. Stone Sour were the band to see at last summer's Family Values Tour where they performed with Korn and The Deftones, and, more recently, the band toured with Disturbed to rave reviews. Come What(ever) May is already certified gold and on its way to platinum.
"This has been something we have been looking forward to for a very long time." says Stone Sour vocalist, Corey Taylor. "Having done this tour before, I can honestly say it's like nothing I've ever experienced. It's our time, and we're coming for you."
The Tour will rock through May and each show will be rounded out with a local Jägermeister band. Going on six years, the Jägermeister Music Tour is bigger and bolder than ever, becoming THE hard rock show to see. Produced by Live Nation, past Tours have brought Disturbed, Slayer, Slipknot, Staind and Hatebreed, to the masses, and now the Tour continues its hard rock charge. More...
AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for the new compilation album 'Family Values Tour 2006', released Tuesday (December 26). The disc features music from Korn, Deftones, 10 Years, Flyleaf, Stone Sour, Deadsy, and more. You can listen to the album in full here.
Along with Stone Sour, The Black Maria will also support Evanescence on their upcoming Canadian tour. Tour dates include:
January 5th in Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
January 6th in Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
January 8th in Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
January 10th in Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
January 13th in Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
January 15th in Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth
January 16th in Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
January 18th in Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
Kyle Munson of DesMoinesRegister.com recently conducted an interview with vocalist Corey Taylor (STONE SOUR, SLIPKNOT). A few excerpts from the chat follow:
DesMoinesRegister.com: You do seem to increasingly have found your songwriting voice with STONE SOUR, with songs such as "Through Glass" that bring in a broader pop audience.
Corey: When I joined SLIPKNOT, I joined a band that had existed before and there were a lot of things that I had to kind of adjust to. Even over the years, me and Jim Â— we talked about this Â— we always felt like we were kind of the hired guns, even though, you know, we helped build this to where it was, it never felt like it was our baby. And rightly so, because it's been Shawn's and Paul's and Joey's from day one. So, you know, we've contributed and we've helped and it's our life and it's what we love to do. But at the same time STONE SOUR has always felt more of like our thing, you know. It's always felt more of, like, this is our family, this is where we really get to do the stuff, like anything that we want to do. But it is what it is Â— you can go either way with it, really. There's a lot of stuff that I can't do with STONE SOUR that I can do with SLIPKNOT, and I love the fact that I have that freedom.
Read the full article at DesMoinesRegister.com.
Stone Sour return to Britain early in 2007 to play the following shows:
March 11 - Birmingham Academy
March 12 - Manchester Apollo
March 13 - London Astoria
March 15 - Glasgow Academy
Stone Sour's second album, Come What(ever) May, has surpassed 500k units shipped as of yesterday, making it elligible to be certified GOLD by the RIAA!
The album, which debuted at #4 on the Top 200 with over 80,000 units sold in its first week, has been on the Hard Rock Album Chart's Top 10 since release 18 weeks ago, and features the hit singles "Through Glass," "Sillyworld" and "30/30-150."
The latter has also been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Metal Performance category, where they'll face stiff competition from Slayer, Lamb of God, Mastodon and Ministry.
This year's Grammy nominations have been announced and here are the relevant ones in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal:
Best Metal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
- Lamb Of God - Redneck (Track from: Sacrament)
- Mastodon - Colony Of Birchmen (Track from: Blood Mountain)
- Ministry - Lies, Lies, Lies (Track from: Rio Grande Blood)
- Slayer - Eyes Of The Insane (Track from: Christ Illusion)
- Stone Sour - 30/30-150
Best Hard Rock Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
- Buckcherry - Crazy Bitch
- Nine Inch Nails - Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Track from: With Teeth)
- System Of A Down - Lonely Day (Track from: Hypnotize)
- Tool - Vicarious (Track from: 10,000 Days)
- Wolfmother - Woman (Track from: Wolfmother)
In addition, Joe Satriani was nominated for Super Colossal in the category of Best Rock Instrumental Performance (for solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only). Underoath was nominated for Best Short Form Music Video (For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.) for their video of "Writing On The Walls." Howard Benson (Every Man For Himself (Hoobastank); Flyleaf (Flyleaf); In With The Out Crowd (Less Than Jake); One-X (Three Days Grace); The Paramour Sessions (Papa Roach); Popaganda (Head Automatica); Saosin (Saosin) (A)) was nominated for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical (A Producer's Award. (Artists names appear in parenthesis.).
You can view the massive list of 2006 Grammy nominations for all 108 categories here.
An e-card for 'The Family Values Tour 2006' CD/DVD is now available online. The album and DVD will be sold separately and will hit stores on December 26th.
The Family Values 2006 CD and DVDs feature main stage bands Korn, Deftones, Flyleaf, Stone Sour, Dir En Grey, Deadsy, and 10 Years.
Video Static recently hooked up Tony Petrossian, director of the video for Stone Sour's "Through Glass" to create a special version of the video with director's commentary and a look at how the special effects were done.
This is a rare peek inside the mind of a music video director. Petrossian gives great advice about what it takes to be one and how to deal with various aspects of the job, both on the job and off.
A video of Stone Sour performing an acoustic version of their single "Through Glass" is available online here. It was recorded backstage at the Tampa Family Values date on September 19th.
The upcoming separately released live CD and live DVD outings that capture this years run of "The Family Values Tour" will see a December 26th release date through Firm Music. According to the press release, "the CD and DVD will feature live tracks from Korn and the Deftones, as well as select cuts from all the bands on the bill: Stone Sour, Flyleaf, Dir en grey, 10 Years, Deadsy, Bury Your Dead, Bullets and Octane and Walls of Jericho. Highlights include: one-of-a-kind duets, acoustic tracks and cover songs including a special appearance from Richard Patrick (Army of Anyone, Filter)."
STONE SOUR's Corey Taylor joined ALICE IN CHAINS onstage at Saturday's 99.5 Fan Fest show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio, TX to sing lead vocals on the ALICE IN CHAINS classic 'Would?' as thousands of fans cheered them on.
Next up for STONE SOUR, they'll embark on the "Music As A Weapon Tour" with DISTURBED in November. Meanwhile, the band's debut single "Through Glass" has been #1 at Mainstream and Active Rock for five weeks, marking the first #1 single in the band’s career. The song is also #4 on Billboard's Modern Rock tracks chart and the video can be seen on MTV2.
Disturbed have announced the full line up for their upcoming Music as a Weapon 3 tour.The full North American tour will feature:
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Nov. 15 - Providence, RI
Nov. 17 - Portland, ME
Nov. 18 - Hartford, CT
Nov. 19 - Amherst, MA
Nov. 21 - Manchester, NH
Nov. 22 - Glens Falls, NY
Nov. 24 - Battle Creek, MI
Nov. 25 - Dayton, OH
Nov. 28 - Nashville, TN
Nov. 29 - Atlanta, GA
Dec. 01 - Fort Myers, FL
Dec. 02 - Orlando, FL
Dec. 03 - Biloxi, MS
Dec. 05 - Hollywood, FL
Dec. 06 - Jacksonville, FL
Dec. 09 - Dallas, TX
Dec. 10 - Oklahoma City, OK
Dec. 12 - Lincoln, NE
Dec. 14 - Chicago, IL
Dec. 15 - Indianapolis, IN
Dec. 16 - Detroit, MI
Dec. 18 - Peoria, IL
Dec. 19 - Green Bay, WI
Dec. 21 - Cedar Rapids, IA
Dec. 22 - Madison, WI
Stone Sour's hit single "Through Glass" recently took the #1 spot on the Mainstream and Active Rock Charts, marking the first #1 single in the band's career.
The song bests the #4 charting position the band reached with "Bother," from their Gold-selling, self-titled debut album. "Through Glass" is currently #7 on the Modern Rock Chart, while the video was officially added to MTV2. The track is the first single off the band's latest album, Come What(ever) May, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart when it was released on August 1st.
Proclaimed by Blender Magazine as an album that "makes anger and angst seem almost fun," Come What(ever) May moved 80,786 units its first week out (triple the first album) and has sold over 191,000 units to date. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver), the album is an exercise in dynamics: tight, crisp, and full of rowdy rockers and melodic numbers.
Stone Sour is currently on the Family Values Tour with Korn, The Deftones, Flyleaf and others. This winter they will embark on the Music As A Weapon Tour with Disturbed.
Im aware of the fact that its a little late, and pushed closely together with TWIM for 9-8-06 but nonetheless I would hate to see you guys miss out on a week of news. So without further ado the records chart courtesy of CMJ :
|3||1||SYL||The New Black||4||1|
|4||4||All That Remains||The Fall of Ideals||4||2|
|5||6||The Human Abstract||Nocturne||3||5|
|6||-||Bury Your Dead||Beauty & The Breakdown||2||6|
|8||5||Unearth||III: The Eyes Of Fire||3||5|
|10||7||Shadows Fall||Fallout From The War||4||1|
Hatebreed becomes our third #1 ever, beyond Shadows Fall and SYL. It is amazing for them as a band to completly jump Slayer. All That Remains maybe just hitting stride in their young career, the success of this album and the sales and touring they are doing are pushing them over the top of their genre. Bury Your Dead returns to the chart with strong sales following a bouncey chart release. And the boys from Shadows Fall look like their run of 4 weeks in the chart might end as they slip to the #10 slot.
Onto the singles, courtesy of MusicMatch:
|2||1||Unearth||The Glorious Nightmare||3||1|
|4||3||The Human Abstract||Crossing the Rubicon||2||2|
|5||4||Mastodon||The Wolf Is Loose||2||4|
|6||9||Shadows Fall||Will To Rebuild||4||1|
|8||6||Lamb of God||Redneck||4||2|
|9||7||All That Remains||This Calling||2||7|
Not much change to the charts other then that of Stone Sour resurging to the #1 slot after never reaching it within the first four weeks. Between The Buried and Me makes a debut with Malpractice and the bottom of the chart holds strong with Slayer staying in the #10 slot. All four #1's in the charts 4 weeks remain, including the only 2 songs to be on all 4 weeks.
Stone Sour will head to Europe in October for a headlining tour with Flyleaf. Tour dates are as follows:
October 20th in Chemnitz, GER @ Talschock
October 21st in Munich, GER @ Backstage
October 23rd in Cologne, GER @ Live Music Hall
October 24th in Wiesbaden, GER @ Schlachthof
October 25th in Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle
October 26th in Berlin, GER @ Postbahnhof
October 28th in Vienna, AUT @ Planet Music
October 31st in Paris, FRA @ Bataclan
November 1st in Zurich, SWI @ Volkshaus (Earthshakerday)
November 2nd in Tilburg, NET @ Tilburg 013
November 4th in Glasgow, UK @ Garage
November 5th in Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
November 7th in Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun
November 8th in Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
November 9th in London, UK @ Mean Fiddler
Guitarist Jim Root spoke to Graham Finney of Planet-Loud.com
Planet-Loud.com: Onto the new record ("Come What(ever) May"). What did you want to achieve with it?
Jim: "We've always wanted to do a polished, more thought-out record and this record is more in that direction. The first record was basically a live in the studio record recorded in under month then mixed then put out there. On this record we had more time to work with it, more of a window, we were able to think about the artwork, the track listing and we were able to record sixteen of the thirty-odd songs we wrote. In some ways we were rushed on this record but in others we had time to hash out the demos, the songs and I think we pretty much achieved a step in the right direction of where we want to go as a band with this record."
Planet-Loud.com: Do you think being able to spend more time on this record shaped the way it sounded?
Jim: "Definitely, we seperated everything ? the drums, the vocals, the guitars. We were able to bring a lot more instruments in and think about everything, we had more time to experiment on this record."
Planet-Loud.com: You had a few guests on this album, like Shannon from GODSMACK. How did that come about?
Jim: "Well, when Roy [Mayorga] joined the band, he came in and did all the drum tracks ? fourteen tracks in something like five or six days. He had already promised SEPULTURA he would go on tour with them over in Europe so we lost him before the album was completed. We had two songs left to track drums for and we've known Shannon from the AMEN days and he has been a good friend of ours and he is a monster of a drummer so we just invited him in and, like with most things on this album, most things fall into place. It just so happens he was in Las Vegas recording a video for GODSMACK so he came in and played drums on these two songs. I'm glad he did."
Planet-Loud.com: I was going to ask, what do you get out of STONE SOUR that you don't get out of SLIPKNOT?
Jim: "It goes deeper than just music. Someone asked me before do you really need SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR to get your musical opinions out but it goes deeper than the songs and playing them live. You're talking about a whole different set of people and a whole different set of songs. SLIPKNOT is a combination of personalities and egos while STONE SOUR allows me to explore more musical avenues. It gives me a lot of freedom and allows me step outside of SLIPKNOT and look at everything objectively and reassess everything."
Planet-Loud.com: You've described life as a big learning experience what lessons have you learned?
Jim: "I've learned that no matter what you do and who you think you are, life can be taken away at any moment. I've also learned that no matter how bad you have it, it could always be worse. A lot has gone on with us in the past couple of years. I broke my wrist towards the end of the last SLIPKNOT touring cycle which meant I missed a month of touring and at a time when I was feeling similar to the end of the 'Iowa' cycle, I was just aggrevated and over it. I then started thinking what it would be like if it was taken away and, when I had the accident, it was and it's not a good feeling. Having said that, I could say that everything is dismal and we're all aggro and stuff but, you know, life is pretty good at the moment."
Stone Sour will be making an appearance on MuchMusic for an interview at 3PM. Show your support for them at 229 Queen Street West and get a chance to view them 'through glass.'
Feel like breaking through the glass? Then come be a part of the audience for Stone Sour's 4:30PM interview on Edge 102 (located at 228 Younge Street's street level studio).
Finally, get a chance to see Stone Sour do what they do best as they play the Molson Amphitheatre that evening as part of the Family Values Tour. For details on that date and much, much more, click HERE
A third week, and to my surprise Slayer isn't number 1. Strapping Young Lad keeps the #1 spot for the second straight week. Meanwhile Slayer is at their heels and I would bet good money they takeover the top spot next week. Hatebreed's new album Supremecy could be the only thing that comes inbetween all of that but I highly doubt it. All That Remains holds strong as one of 4 bands that have stayed in the top 10 since TWIM was brought back. The second biggest highlight of the chart is the fact that All Shall Perish has broken thru and taken a spot inside the top 10. I've been a fan of these boys for a while and its amazing to see their name share spots with the likes of Shadows Fall and Unearth. And now for the chart courtesy of CMJ :
|1||1||Strapping Young Lad||The New Black||3||1|
|4||2||All That Remains||The Fall of Ideals||3||2|
|5||7||Unearth||III: The Eyes of Fire||2||5|
|7||3||Shadows Fall||Fallout From the War||3||1|
|9||4||Between the Buried and Me||The Anatomy Of||3||4|
|10||*||All Shall Perish||The Price Of Exsistance||1||10|
And now for the tunes, with a drastic change in this weeks chart. Unearth jumps from seven to first, while Slayer's Cult drops from first to tenth. Only six songs stayed on the chart, while we had four really strong debuts from great bands. Hatebreed, Mastodon and the new ATR single. Not to mention the ever-growing popularity of Human Abstract debuts. The singles chart is always shaky as the seeming flavor of the week is always ahead here, and now for the music, courtesy of MusicMatch:
|1||7||Unearth||The Glorious Nightmare||2||1|
|2||*||The Human Abstract||Crossing The Rubicon||1||2|
|4||*||Mastodon||The Wolf Is Loose||1||4|
|6||2||Lamb of God||Redneck||3||2|
|7||*||All That Remains||This Calling||1||7|
|8||10||Strapping Young Lad||You Suck||2||8|
|9||3||Shadows Fall||Will To Rebuild||3||1|
Below are the Top Billboard 200 Charts for this week's rundown in rock/alternative/metal:
#12 - BREAKING BENJAMIN - Phobia @ 50,208
#19 - HINDER - Extreme Behavior @ 35,452
#27 - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Stadium Arcadium @ 28,841
#28 - STONE SOUR - Come What(ever) May @ 28,124
#30 - THE FRAY - HOW TO SAVE A LIFE @ 26,836
#38 - AFI - Decemberunderground @ 21,049
#41 - BLUE OCTOBER - Foiled @ 19,893
#44 - SLAYER - Christ Illusion @ 17,702
#49 - BUCKCHERRY - 15 @ 15,899
#50 - SNOW PATROL - Eyes Open @ 15,728