Corey Taylor On Whether Stone Sour Will Ever Return: “You Never Say Never”

Last year, Corey Taylor revealed that Stone Sour were on an “indefinite hiatus.” Now, the frontman has since addressed the situation further, while also saying that you can “never say never” when it comes to a possible reunion.

Taylor said the following during an appearance on 95.5 KLOS’ “New & Approved With Matt Pinfield”:

“There was kind of a plateau with Stone Sour, creatively, that I needed to kind of step away from. For some reason, it didn’t feel the way that it felt in the past. And also, I was still dealing with my own issues coming out of my last marriage, and dealing with the depression that had come with that, and the bile of the toxic relationship…

So going into Slipknot helped with that, it helped me release a lot of that, but then coming out of that, I knew that if I was going to be able to heal a little faster, I needed to do something that felt fresher. So the solo thing was definitely what I needed to do. And obviously, I’m going to stay doing solo stuff for a little longer.

But you never say never. Stone Sour has been a part of my life since I was 19 years old, it predates Slipknot by five years, and it was the first real band that I ever started. So it will always be there for me, and hopefully, the other guys in the band feel that way. But for right now, I just need to be able to do this, and it’s just a part of me.”

[via Ultimate Guitar]

Stone Sour Share Demo Version Of “The House Of Gold & Bones”

Stone Sour have shared a demo version of their song “The House Of Gold & Bones.” The final version of that track appeared on the band’s 2013 album “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 2.” The group commented:

“‘The House Of Gold & Bones’: The Final Conflict begins. Whoever wins… is ultimately your decision.”

Stone Sour Share Demo Version Of “The Uncanny Valley”

Stone Sour have shared a demo version of their song “The Uncanny Valley.” The final version of that track appeared on the band’s 2013 album “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 2.” The group commented:

“The Uncanny Valley: The Selfish Side begins to breakdown, but the cracks are starting to show. The bluster it had showed before is wearing as thin as air.”

Stone Sour Share Demo Version Of “Stalemate”

Stone Sour have shared a demo version of their song “Stalemate.” The final version of that track appeared on the band’s 2013 album “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 2.” The group commented:

“Stalemate: The Certain Side reasserts itself to the cause, yet can feel that fighting chaos with chaos invites defeat, even if victorious.”

Stone Sour Share Demo Version Of “Peckinpah”

Stone Sour have shared a demo version of their song “Peckinpah.” The final version of that track appeared on the band’s 2013 album “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 2.” Guitarist Josh Rand commented:

“’Peckinpah’: The Certain Side gets back on its feet and steels itself to overthrow the vain madness that looks like possession.”

Stone Sour Share Demo Version Of “Sadist”

Stone Sour have shared a demo version of “Sadist.” The final version of that track appeared on the band’s 2013 album “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 2.” Guitarist Josh Rand commented:

“Sadist: One of the ‘Personality Voices’, it lives for corruption and does it best to draw the Two Sides into an open conflict to settle the scores once and for all.”

Stone Sour Share Demo Version Of “Black John”

Stone Sour have shared a demo version of “Black John.” The final version of that track appeared on the band’s 2013 album “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 2.” Guitarist Josh Rand commented:

“Black John: An exultant look at The Selfish Side, now feeling lazy and over-confident, not realizing the fight was nowhere near at a conclusion.”

Stone Sour Share Demo Version Of “Red City”

Stone Sour have shared a demo version of “Red City.” The final version of that track appeared on the band’s 2013 album “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 2.” Guitarist Josh Rand commented:

“Red City: The Human wallows in pain, but tries to pick himself back up to make another run at some semblance of peace.”

Stone Sour Share Demo Version Of “Last Of The Real”

Stone Sour have shared a demo version of “Last Of The Real.” The final version of that track appeared on the band’s 2012 album “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 1.” Guitarist Josh Rand commented:

“Last of the Real: The Selfish Side revels in its supposed supremacy, letting its violent hair down and gaining momentum towards…”

Stone Sour Share Demo Version Of “The Travelers, Pt. 2”

Stone Sour have shared a demo version of “The Travelers, Pt. 2.” The final version of that track appeared on the band’s 2012 album “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 1.” Guitarist Josh Rand commented:

“‘The Travelers, Pt. 2‘: In the second part, the apparent aftermath of the failed compromise, where The Human realizes he is now completely open to destruction.”