Stone Sour have officially finished their new album “Hydrograd,” which is set to be released in June. Roy Mayorga revealed the news in an Instagram post that you can see below. In other news, the band have also been confirmed for the Rock On The Range Kick-Off Party, which is set to take place May 18 at Express Live! in Columbus, Ohio.
Korn, Stone Sour, and Yelawolf will be heading on the road together this summer. Babymetal, Skillet, Islander, and Ded will also appear on select dates.
With Babymetal & Islander:
06/16 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
06/18 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
06/20 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
06/21 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
06/22 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/25 Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
06/26 Pocatello, ID – Portneuf Wellness Complex Amphitheatre
With Skillet & Ded:
07/19 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
07/20 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/23 Hartford, CT – Xfiniity Theatre
07/25 Toronto, ON – The Molson Amphitheatre
07/26 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/27 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/29 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
07/30 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/01 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/02 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Stone Sour have revealed that their new album “Hydrograd” will be released in June, via a new video which features the band “kidnapping” a superfan to show him some new music. You can check out that clip below.
It is well known that Metallica’s collaboration with Lady Gaga at the Grammys was a disaster due to technical difficulties and the fact that the band wasn’t even mentioned. Now, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has offered his thoughts on the whole situation during an appearance on “The ETC Show.”
Taylor said the following:
“I feel bad for Metallica. Honestly, because at this point in their career they shouldn’t have been disrespected like that. The fact that… They shut [James Hetfield‘s microphone] off. Metallica doesn’t have control of that.”
“The thing that people have to remember… I’m gonna give you a little background. All of Metallica ‘s people are not allowed to work on live performances on television. None of us are. They have a sound producer and a whole crew of people who work on those shows, and then your people work right behind them, all right? But you’re not allowed to touch anything, which is horseshit, because stuff like this then happens. The fact that then they weren’t introduced? It was just, ‘Oh, here’s Lady Gaga…’ Oh, by the way, she’s fucking with Metallica, you dick.”
He also added:
“I have a lot of very strong opinions about the Grammys anyway, [but] that really cemented it for me. We don’t need your respect. We don’t need you to make us feel like we accomplished something, ’cause all you do is open our mouths and shit in it, and I’m tired of tasting it. So, fuck you, dude. And by the way, I’ve won one, so it’s not a big deal. They don’t even really listen to this shit. They go, ‘Oh, I recognize that name. There you go.’”
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has revealed that his new book “America 51: A Probe Into The Realities That Are Hiding Inside The Greatest Country in The World” will be released on August 15, via Da Capo Press. You can find the cover art, along with an official description of the book below:
The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America’s origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn), while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American.
Balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to family and “man buns.” By continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in You’re Making Me Hate You, Taylor skewers contemporary America in his own signature style.
Corey Taylor recently talked about Stone Sour’s new album “Hydrograd” on BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Rock Show With Daniel P Carter. You can see what he had to say about that below.
“We have six singles on this album… We’re just gonna come out and bust people and see what happens. I’m really really excited, this album is great because its got elements of everything. Its got the heavy energy of the 80’s, there’s punk moments, there’s hard rock moments—all the great amalgam of music. Hell, there’s even jazz and hip hop moments, it’s really, really cool. It’s probably the coolest album I’ve made since the first Slipknot album. It’s dope dude. I feel very confident making that statement ’cause it’s sooo good.”
Korn and Stone Sour will be heading out on tour together this summer. You can see the first set of dates for that below. These shows will be part of Live Nation’s Ticket To Rock promotion.
06/22 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/20 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
07/25 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/26 Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion & Festival Pier
07/27 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Pavilion
07/30 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/01 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Theatre