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Slipknot are hanging up their masks in the New Year to take a temporary break, so frontman Corey Taylor can concentrate on his side project Stone Sour.
After spending 2005 touring the world promoting album Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses, Taylor is looking forward to the change -- particularly as his second band allows him to be more flexible, according to ContactMusic.
He says, "As diverse as Slipknot is, there's a whole diversity in Stone Sour that I can't do with Slipknot.
"That's important to me - I need both of those worlds."
Stone Sour have already enlisted the talents of producer Nick Rasculinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver) for their upcoming sophomore album. The band will work at Dave Grohl's studio in Los Angeles beginning January 25. More than 30 demos were written for the LP, which is due in June.
In other Slipknot news, Toazted.com -- the website with the world's largest collection of MP3 interviews online -- has awarded Slipknot for being the most downloaded artist of 2005.
Over a 100,000 fans downloaded the "Subliminal Verses" interview to hear front man Corey Taylor talking about their sold out tour and the upcoming recording of Taylor's famous side project Stone Sour.
Slipknot won Toazted honors in two categories. One, being Toazted's Most Popular Heavy Metal Band Of 2005 leaving Rammstein, System of a Down and metal gods Metallica behind and Two, being Toazted's Most Popular Act Of 2005 leaving bands like Coldplay, Greenday and Franz Ferdinand in the dust.
This is the first year the website is honoring the winners with the Toazted Award. The "Most Wanted" Award was presented to Corey Taylor in New York City at the Nokia theatre on December 15.
You can check out the interview here.
STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, have have enlisted the talents of producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER) for their upcoming sophomore album, according to MTV.com. The band will work at FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl's studio in Los Angeles beginning January 25. More than 30 demos were written for the LP, which is due in June.
STONE SOUR's new album will follow up the group's 2002 self-titled debut, which went gold and featured the hit single, "Bother".
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has posted the following message at the official Stone Sour website regarding the upcoming album:
Well, it's been nearly 3 years (for obvious reasons), but the wheels are starting to turn slowly on the machine that is Stone Sour! Updates galore and more in store as we begin the pre-production process, so listen up.
- Dave Fortman (Mudvayne, Evanescence) has signed on to produce our sophomore album.
- Recording is set to start Jan. 25th, 2006 in an undisclosed bunker somewhere in America.
- 30+ songs/demos have been written, with a lot more to follow.
- Hopeful to tour starting April/May '06.
The five of us are really fuckin' stoked to begin. In fact, when I called them, my cohorts were really enthusiastic about talking to me...
Shawn: How'd you get this number?
Joel: Who is this again?
Jim: Please, leave me alone Corey, not today...
Stone Sour will be heading into the studio to begin recording their new album on January 25th with producer Dave Fortman (Mudvayne, Evanescence) behind the boards. The group plan to begin touring in support of the outing in April/May, while a tentative late June release date through Roadrunner is being shot for. More on that can be found here.
SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has told Holland's Toazted.com that he and SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root will be entering the studio in January 2006 with their side-project STONE SOUR to record the group's sophomore album, tentatively due next spring/summer via Roadrunner Records.
According to Taylor, the band have written over 30 songs for the follow-up to the group's 2002 self-titled debut, which was certified gold in March 2003 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S.
You can listen to Corey Taylor's entire 25-minute interview with Toazted.com, conducted on June 6 before SLIPKNOT played a club show at the Paradiso in Amsterdam.
Tim Higgins of Des Moines Register is reporting that Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has rejected Internet reports declaring his death.
A prank — fueled by the Internet and radio — led many to believe that Taylor, who also fronts Stone Sour, had died this week. "First it was an overdose, than a fatal car crash," wife Scarlett Taylor said Friday night (Sept. 17).
She had already received dozens of calls from worried friends and fans, known as maggots.
The buzz began Tuesday (Sept. 14) when Chicago radio shock jock Mancow Muller started talking about the death, Taylor said. A prank web site declared Taylor's death Friday.
Even Taylor's own manager had called concerned, the family said as it took a break from pizza and chocolate cake at a party to celebrate Corey and Scarlett's son's second birthday.
Worried neighbors had feared the worst and reported seeing "not the usual crowd" entering the Taylors' tony South of Grand Avenue home Friday night. The guests were there for the toddler's party.
"I am not dead," Taylor yelled from the front patio. His father-in-law laughed and said, "Reports of his death are greatly exaggerated."
Dozens of guitars autographed by some of the biggest names in the music business are being auctioned online in an attempt to raise money for victims of Hurricane Charley, which caused widespread damage in Florida earlier this month.
Bids can be placed until September 20th on guitars signed by Linkin Park, Korn, Incubus, Chevelle, Stone Sour, Deftones, 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, and many more.
Go to StormAid.com for all the details of the auction, which was put together by Clear Channel Radio.
SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has posted the following message at the STONE SOUR message board StoneSourBoard.tk:
"I'd like to give you a little update on the STONE SOUR front as we haven't done that in a long time.
1. We have 30 full and partial songs brewing at the moment.
2. Jamey from HATEBREED has expressed his interest in doing a song with us and most definitely will.
3. Plans are being made to start work in September of 2005, or perhaps even earlier, depending on the schedule.
"That's it for now.
"Thank you to everyone for keeping the fires lit while [guitarist] Jim [Root] and I indulge our other passion. Commitment has to be total, and at the moment our commitment is to the 'KNOT. But as soon as we're done touring with SLIPKNOT, it's on. I'm writing, Jim's writing, [guitarist] Josh [Rand] is writing, everyone is gearing up for this.
The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:
METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, GODSMACK, DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, DEATH ANGEL, SHADOWS FALL, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STONE SOUR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, LAMB OF GOD, VIO-LENCE, KREATOR, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, VOIVOD, CHIMAIRA, BIOHAZARD, FOZZY/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, THE HAUNTED, D.R.I., SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HEATHEN, Brian Slagel, Jon & Marsha Zazula, authors Ian Christe (Sound of the Beast) and Steven Blush (American Hardcore), NY metal radio DJ Eddie Trunk, Rampage Radio's Ron Quintana and featuring the music of unsigned bands: EXIT TO ETERNITY, OSMIUM, CONCRETE COFFIN, VISCID, NOCTURNAL FEAR, KAOS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE, ULYSSES SIREN
SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has posted the following message at StoneSourBoard.com:
"On March 11th, 2004, [longtime girlfriend/fiancée] Scarlett and I became Mr. & Mrs. Corey Taylor in a small ceremony @ the Botanical center in Des Moines, Iowa. The wedding was small, attended by family, both bands and a few friends. The reception was held @ the house, with karaoke carrying on well until 4AM (we tried to get [SLIPKNOT guitarist] Mick [Thomson] to sing 'Safety Dance', but he threatened to kill us all).
"Just wanted to post a little something about it and say the wait is over, we did it, now we can fight like a normal couple — happily ever after in holy matrimony."
Corey and Scarlett have an 18-month old son named Griffin Parker Taylor.