During a chat with RadioVegas.Rocks’s “Chaotic Radio”, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) was asked if he would ever consider recording country music. The singer responded by saying “fuck no,” but did add that he would consider doing a “dark jazz” album.
Taylor said the following when asked about the possibility of going country:
“No. Even coming from Iowa — fuck no! Absolutely not. And it’s not to say that I couldn’t write stuff like that. My interest would be more singer-songwriter kind of vibe, like SQUEEZE or something like that. Or — and I’ve actually been thinking about doing something like this — putting together a quartet or a quintet and doing a jazz album, like a dark jazz album, [and] recording it live in a room. It won’t sell shit. It would really just be for my own fucking personal collection… ‘Cause I love jazz. A lot of people don’t realize that — I listen to a lot of ’40s and ’50s jazz. And there is this… the haunting stuff that [Billie] Holiday would do, the older stuff that Charlie Parker would do, when he was really fucked up — that would be the stuff that I would be closer to. And I’ve got, actually, jazzy versions of some of my own songs that I would love to try. Probably something like ‘Prosthetics’ [by SLIPKNOT], I think would be really, really cool. And then ‘Bother’ — I’ve got a really cool jazzy version of ‘Bother’ that could be really cool.”
During a recent interview with Variety, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine talked a bit about the state of rock music saying: “Rock music is nowhere, really. I don’t know where it is. If it’s around, no one’s invited me to the party. All the of the innovation and incredible things happening in music are in hip-hop. It’s better than everything else.” This obviously set a lot people off, especially since Maroon 5 is more of a pop band. Among those who commented was Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), who tweeted the following in response to a fan:
Just because you claim to have ‘Moves Like Jagger’ doesn’t mean you come anywhere CLOSE to ROCKING like Jagger. Tell that schmuck to go back to The fucking ‘Voice’ 🙄🖕 https://t.co/tFm0VHvV82
Stone Sour have shared a new live video for their song “Cold Reader.” The clip was filmed by Zippo Encore and it can be seen below. As previously reported, the band recently released a remastered vinyl edition of their debut album as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday. That version also came with a bonus live CD, which was recorded in 2002.
During an interview with Heavy magazine, Corey Taylor confirmed that Stone Sour have already began writing a follow-up to “Hydrograd.” He said the following:
“We started writing new [Stone Sour] music pretty much as soon as we got on the road. We’re just can’t be stopped. We’re gluttons for punishment at this point. The cool thing is knowing that we’ve got all this great material, we can kinda enjoy the rest as much as we can because we know when it’s time to really start ramping up the demo machine, we’re gonna have all this cool stuff to listen to. There’s no pressure for us to just run right in.”
“Obviously I’m going to do Slipknot next year, and it will allow the audience to miss [Stone Sour], which is the best thing in the world you can have. That built-in need for a band to come back just when you think you can’t wait any longer, here comes this band and they’re like, ‘Goddamn, they’re so good right now.’So we’re pretty stoked, man. We’re definitely looking forward to trying to see if we can top ‘Hydrograd’.””
Stone Sour released the deluxe edition of “Hydrograd” on August 31, and it featured a number of bonus tracks including a cover of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Bombtrack,” a cover of Van Halen‘s “Unchained,” and a live in the studio cover of Soundgarden‘s “Outshined.“ Those tracks have now been shared online and can be found below: