Stone Sour To Release New Live Album “Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno” In December

Stone Sour have announced that they will be releasing a new live album titled “Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno” on December 13. The effort was recorded during the band’s October 5, 2018 show at the Grand Sierra Theatre in Reno, NV. You can find a stream of “Absolute Zero” from the release, along with the cover art and track listing below:

Track Listing:

01. “YSIF”
02. “Taipei Person / Allah Tea”
03. “Do Me A Favor”
04. “Knievel Has Landed”
05. “Whiplash Pants”
06. “Absolute Zero”
07. “Bother”
08. “Tired”
09. “Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)”
10. “30/30-150”
11. “Get Inside”
12. “Reborn”
13. “Song #3”
14. “Through Glass”
15. “Made Of Scars”
16. “Fabuless”

Josh Rand commented:

“It’s with great pleasure that I get to announce the first ever official Stone Sour live record release. This is the Reno show in its entirety, just how it went down on October 5th, 2018. We’re extremely proud of the fact that it’s 100% live with absolutely no overdubs! It’s not perfect but neither are we. As a collector myself, I wanted this limited edition release to be very special. The vinyl is pressed on 180g, giving you the best audio quality possible, and is limited to 2500 copies worldwide. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did playing it.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Explains How Artists “Get Screwed” By Streaming Services

As previously reported, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) recently took to social media to discuss the issues with streaming services and the low payouts artists receive from them. Now, the singer has discussed things further in the below interview with Rock Feed:

Taylor said the following when asked what musicians can do to get better royalties from streaming services:

“I’ll tell you what they can do; they can start by all of them banding together and pushing the streaming services to stop appealing the legislation that’s already been put in place to pay us better. There’s a reason that Tool waited as long as they did to put their stuff up on streaming services, ’cause they knew they weren’t gonna be compensated for something that they worked their asses off for.

To me, it smells of two things, with Tool: a) it’s perfect timing, because they have a new album coming out; and b) they probably worked out a deal with their label to make sure that they got a piece of the money that the label’s automatically going to get because of the money that’s being generated from streaming.”

He continued:

“That’s what people don’t understand. The difference between streaming and radio is you make money off radio because of the publishing that’s involved. With streaming, there really is no publishing that is promised. That money goes directly to — and technically it’s mechanicals — goes directly to the label. So the label is making huge amounts of money.

And they are not contractually bound to pay us for that, because of what they call ‘new technology.’ And unless you have been able to renegotiate your contracts in a way that makes it viable for you — which we haven’t; which a lot of people haven’t, because you can’t keep up with the technology. Unless you are able to adapt with that — and legally, a lot of labels won’t let you do that — you get screwed.

So from a publishing standpoint, the only way for us to make money, like that, off of the streaming is for that legislation to actually be signed into law. Which the fact that they are appealing it — most of them are, anyway — is just a smack in the face.”

He later added:

“We don’t have a problem with streaming. We don’t have a problem with people listening to our music. What we have a problem with is these streaming services basically treating it like we owe them, which is not the way it should be.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Jim Root Says Him And Corey Taylor “Would Have Just Ended Up Killing Each Other” If He Stayed In Stone Sour

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Jim Root talked a bit about his bitter 2014 split with Stone Sour and what it’s been like working with Corey Taylor in Slipknot since then. He said the following:

“Corey and I are much closer now. It’s the best thing, me leaving Stone Sour. We would have just ended up killing each other and driving each other crazy. I can’t spread myself that thin. I needed it, this band [Slipknot] needed it and Stone Sour certainly needed it. I just didn’t have the time to commit that I’d have liked. I think they were tired of my shitty attitude, that’s for sure.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “Streaming Is Pricing Artists- Old And New- Out Of Careers”

For those unaware, Spotify, Google, Pandora, and Amazon have appealed the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision to increase the royalties songwriters receive from streaming services by 44% over the next five years. Nils Lofgren (E Street Band) recently took issue with this and tweeted that artists “simply don’t get paid for [their] work” while “Spotify is worth billions.” Jumping off of that, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) offered his thoughts on the situation in a series of tweets:

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor Says He Is Thinking About Recording A “Dark Jazz” Album With “Jazzy Versions” Of Slipknot & Stone Sour Songs

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Slams Maroon 5’s Adam Levine For His Recent Comments On Rock Music: “Tell That Schmuck To Go Back To The Fucking ‘Voice’”

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:

Stone Sour Share “Cold Reader” Live Video

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.