Stone Sour will be releasing a 2-CD deluxe edition of “Hydrograd” on August 31. You can find the details for that below, along with a lyric video for “Burn One Turn One,“ which was originally featured on the Japanese edition of the album.
02. “Taipei Person/Allah Tea”
03. “Knievel Has Landed”
05. “Song #3”
07. “The Witness Trees”
08. “Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)”
09. “Thank God It’s Over”
10. “St. Marie”
12. “Whiplash Pants”
13. “Friday Knights”
14. “Somebody Stole My Eyes”
15. “When The Fever Broke”
01. “Burn One Turn One”
02. “Bootleg Ginger”
03. “Live Like You’re On Fire”
05. “Unchained” (Van Halen cover)
06. “Bombtrack” (Rage Against The Machine cover)
07. “Outshined” (Soundgarden cover) (live at Sphere Studios)
08. “Song # 3” (acoustic)
09. “Mercy” (acoustic)
10. “Rose Red Violent Blue” (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I) (acoustic)
11. “The Witness Trees” (acoustic)
12. “Mercy” (live at Sphere Studios)
13. “Fabuless” (live at Sphere Studios)
Stone Sour have announced a few off-dates from their tour with Ozzy Osbourne. Here’s where you can catch them:
09/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (feat. From Ashes To New)
09/22 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant (feat. Shaman’s Harvest)
10/05 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort Grand Theatre (feat. Black Map)
Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand was recently interviewed by Lazer 103.3, and further opened up about his past struggles with Xanax and alcohol addiction. During the chat, he revealed that he was originally prescribed Xanax years ago for flying anxiety, but he ended up getting addicted without letting his bandmates and family know. He also talked about how he started drinking “over the course of the last couple years.” You can listen to the full chat and read an excerpt below:
Rand said the following about his issues [transcribed by The PRP]:
“I just had decided that I needed some help dealing with stuff. Really it’s been stuff that I’ve been dealing with—well one thing for a very long time, which surprised people. Nobody had any idea about it. I was basically… been on Xanax for like eight years and nobody knew at all.
And then over the course of the last couple years I started drinking and when we started touring, I was basically day-drinking. But not drinking to get messed up, but just to maintain, I guess. Or to be able to cope, to have this buzz.
And all that stuff started spiraling for me as we were touring. I just felt horrible and miserable and it really all came to a head for me on ‘ShipRocked‘.
We were flying from Florida back up to Canada and basically we were in the airport and I just had the made the decision that I had to come home.
Luckily I had the support of the other guys and my family to make that decision. I had hit a wall and knew that I needed to regroup and deal with my stuff. So that’s what I did. Seeked out help and it will probably always be a little bit of a battle for me on some days, but I have a great support group within the band, family, friends all that. It was just important…”
On another note, he also talked a bit about Stone Sour’s future plans, which include another Record Store Day release next spring and a new video for “Mercy” which might not surface until next year. However, the band are not expected to tour much in 2019, since Corey Taylor will be busy with Slipknot.
Nothing More, Blood Youth, and Florence Black have been added to select dates of Stone Sour’s European tour. You can see the dates for that run below.
06/01 Nuremberg, GER – Rock Im Park
06/02 Nurburg, GER – Rock Am Ring
06/05 Tallinn, EST – Pirita Convent Ruins (feat. Nothing More)
06/08 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/11 Hannover, GER – Swiss Life Hall (feat. Nothing More)
06/13 Warsaw, POL – Torwar Hall
06/14 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/17 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo (feat. Nothing More)
06/18 London, UK – Roundhouse (feat. Nothing More)
06/19 Nottingham, UK – Rock City (feat. Blood Youth)
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/23 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks (feat. Florence Black)
06/25 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Track Open Air (feat. Nothing More)
06/26 Bucharest, ROM – Arenele Romane (feat. Nothing More)
06/27 Sofia, BUL – The Park Site Of Sofia Airport
06/29 Panensky Tynec, CZE – Aerodrome
07/02 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli (feat. Blood Youth)
07/04 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee (feat. Blood Youth)
07/07 Werchter, BEL – Rock Werchter
07/11 Lisboa, POR – Coliseum
07/12 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest
Stone Sour have posted a new trailer for their “Hydrograd Acoustic Sessions” EP. That effort will be released as part of this year’s Record Store Day (April 21).
“Rose Red Violent Blue”
“The Witness Trees”
After previously checking into a treatment center, Stone Sour’s Josh Rand has issued a new statement regarding his decision to address his alcohol and xanax issues. You can read what he had to say below.
“As many of you may already know, in January of this year I made the difficult decision to step away from the Canadian leg of the Stone Sour tour. I hit a personal breaking point and it was imperative that I address it.
My high anxiety and desire to feel comfortable in my own skin over the years led to an alcohol and Xanax dependency. That along with aggression issues made me feel miserable and I just could not continue to live that way. Thankfully, with the support of my band, family, and friends I was able to come home and seek help.
Now (three months later) I’m doing well, but still a work in progress. I want to sincerely thank all of you for your thoughts, prayers, and positive words. It means a lot to me.
Stone Sour have premiered a new video for their song “St. Marie.” The clip was directed by Marc Klasfeld, and the song appears on the band’s latest album “Hydrograd.”