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Stone Sour Part Ways With Drummer Joel Ekman

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STONE SOUR, featuring SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, have posted the following announcement at their MySpace page:

"Things are going really well in the studio and we'll have a more in-depth update next week, but for now, we wanted to let you know about a change in the band. Sadly Joel Ekman, Stone Sour’s original drummer, is no longer going to be part of the band. This is something that we all discussed and feel is best for the five of us and for the future of Stone Sour. This has been the most intense recording process of our career and the next year of touring will be equally, if not more, intense. Our world tour kicks off June 2 in Germany and our goal is to play as many cities and countries as possible. We're in discussions with a few drummers now and will let you know who that person will be as soon as we come to a decision.

We wish the best to Joel and to his family."

Source: BWBK

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1. BGJOHNSTUD writes:

Who give's a Fu$k

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 9:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. cheersvb writes:

exactly what ^he said

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 9:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. JoeMetal writes:

stone sour is awesome. i care.

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. jim writes:

it makes sense. the original drummer is right where he should be with his son. best wishes to Joel and his entire family.

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

The guy should be with his son. I agree with that. But it's not like he was the best drummer. Now if Slipknot were to lose Joey then they would be screwed because he's probably the most talented one in the band. I'm not being negative towards Slipknot, I'm just saying he's a kick a$$ drummer. this guy is just very replacable. should just take Joey away from Murderdolls and have another version of Slipknot with less members.

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. [666]Lt. Candian Maggot writes:

i agree with Opeth Suck!!! he's where he should be, which is with his son, yeah it's sad that he's gone, but, i'm sure whoever STONE SOUR choose as there next drummer will be just as good as Joel Ekman.

Good Luck Joel, my condolences to your family

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Guess who??? writes:

i wish stone sour would part ways with their shiitty music and their career.

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. insanescizzyklowne writes:

now i say that cory is a good frontman and is in slipknot he knows what good drummers are when he heres them so whoever he picks has gotta be kick a$$ he does have joey in the band with him so it shouldnt be that hard.

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Linkin Park Killa writes:

This is an april fools joke.

# Mar 26, 2006 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. kevin writes:

man, this sucks, but is it Mayorga who will take the drums???

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. but caitlin loves slipknot writes:

i've never even heard a stone sour song!!! but if its got COREY TAYLOR THEY GOTTA BE FREAKIN AWESOME!

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BLACKDOG writes:

Theres a nasty rumor that Slipknot are splitting up.This time for real.Anybody hear anything about this ?

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. psythe writes:

havnt yet, but it would surprise me not in the least. after three albums going progressively from strength to weakness, and all these side-projects taking up time and effort, i think the rumour is fairly plausable. besides, when a band is getting as much bad rep as slipknot, sometimes it's better to just let it go. it's harder to turn haters of an existing band into fans than to turn haters of people (ie Corey Taylor) into fans of a new band - probly coz a new band has the possibility of having some amazing new talent, whereas a new album by an old band is going to be the same musicians and thus the same talent (or lack thereof)...i think that made sense?

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BaKeD writes:

slipknot announced that they were done recording new albums at one of their concerts
sucks cuz slipknot=good sh**

# Mar 28, 2006 @ 12:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. kevin writes:

th rumor that says that slipknot is splitting up themselves is not true motherf***ers, how can slipknot do this this to their fans and their career!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111

# Mar 28, 2006 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Maybe they realised that thier last cd was worse than listening to David Cassidy and
they have the dumbest fanbase.

# Mar 28, 2006 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. but caitlin loves slipknot writes:

theres always rumors about slipknot breaking up! but i believe it... and it sucks. i cried when the subliminal verses tour came around nd i couldn't go cuz its probably gonna be the last tour. :( iwish they wouldn't split up. or at least go on a fare well tour or something!?!?!?!?! ah~!

# Mar 28, 2006 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. psythe writes:

i vote Rulin.

# Mar 28, 2006 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

The rumor is 100% UNTRUE I saw them with AILD and Unearth and all they're doing is taking a break and doing their side projects. They are going to come back together in the future but they're taking a little break. that's it.

# Mar 28, 2006 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. tom MSF writes:

who gives a f*** stone sour sucks

# Mar 29, 2006 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. simon writes:

f*** stone sour and f*** slipknot....

# Mar 29, 2006 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. The Omen writes:

Both Slipknot and Sone sour suck

# Mar 29, 2006 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. bradispissed writes:

on a one to ten who gives a rats glory hole scale...


i rate this as exciting as a steve perry getting a pap test

# Mar 29, 2006 @ 11:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. siobhan briggs writes:

Tamara is my friend

# Mar 30, 2006 @ 5:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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sio bhan is a good freind and i would likeherto come to my house whats her ansetr

# Mar 30, 2006 @ 5:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Siobhan briggs writes:

Iwould like to come to your house yes on sunday

# Mar 30, 2006 @ 5:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. 7575 writes:

always hear the they suck they this they that give a reason for your bitterness towards that you talk down other wise u r just iggnorrant idont give a flyin fornacation what band your talkin about,u kids want to be grown ups give your reason not just dislike it cuz its the cool thing to do.......buy the way your not cool no matter how much your mother tells u so...

# Mar 30, 2006 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. rulin kmadd writes:

jeez the pot calling the kettle black why don't you learn how to spell before you post.
Your statement speaks in volumes for Down Syndrome awareness.

# Mar 30, 2006 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. RememberMetal? writes:

Slipknot have another record in them...The last one did entirely too well commercially and critically for the band to turn their backs on it. Even if it was kind of lacking in some aspects IMHO....It'll be at least 2 years before they come out with another one though.

As for Stonesour losing their drummer, it happens. I find it odd that it would happen right when recording is underway but thats just me.....

I never could get into Stonesour...That band sounds a bit generic...Very ho-hum melodies and riffs....Now that I'm thinking about it, that drummer that they're cutting loose may well be the bands best member...I dunno...and really don't care either.

# Mar 31, 2006 @ 12:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. chaosphere187 writes:

WHO GIVES A RAT'S ASS!?!?!?!?!?!?1

# Mar 31, 2006 @ 1:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Pole Pounder writes:

another load dumped...shoot the goo and click on my root

# Mar 31, 2006 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. 7575 writes:

rulin kmadd your best come back is pointing out acouple of type o's...thats your thing thats the best u can c** up with...oh your so witty and as well to display the fact that u dont know $hit about f u kkk

# Apr 2, 2006 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. unsean writes:

I f***ed a pig last night

# Apr 2, 2006 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. bradispissed writes:

you see, 7575 that when you come on here and act like a complete mongoloid stone sour liking dipsh**...

you deserve to be made an example of

# Apr 2, 2006 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. dumb-dumb boy writes:

im gay

# Apr 3, 2006 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. sevenchurches writes:

7575 likes d***.

# Apr 3, 2006 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Zos Kia Cultus writes:

7575 is a fat little prison b**** and nothing he say can change it. lifer!

# Apr 8, 2006 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. BorninaCasket writes:

Who cares..Slipknot isn't even metal..Freaking weak Hardrock band..

# Apr 9, 2006 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. chaosphere187 writes:

i would be damn well glad that slipknot breaks up...there music and apperience just gets really f***ing annoying......there are not musicians, just entertainers.....

# Apr 14, 2006 @ 3:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Leather face writes:

Comment by BorinaCasket you are so f***ing correct!!! They have some good songs but come on their last album was barely a metal alubm.....look to SLAYER with their new release for a good f***ing metal album!!!

# Apr 21, 2006 @ 12:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. cfhdon writes:

dude this is actually funny a$$ thread. those magets do look pretty funny with those big a$$ raver pants.
666

# Apr 21, 2006 @ 1:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Guitarted writes:

I'm telling you Stone Sour is going to f***ing suck a** now. Just like when SlipKnoT switched their styles, no f*** that when every f***ing band changed their style!

# Apr 24, 2006 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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