Stone Sour Release Demo Version Of “Inside The Cynic”

Stone Sour have released a demo version of their song “Inside The Cynic.” Josh Rand commented:

“This is the second song from the four that we recorded in 2000. It would end up on the ‘Freddy vs Jason‘ movie soundtrack, and as a bonus track for the Japanese release of the self-titled album.”

Stone Sour Share Early Demo Of “The Bitter End”

Stone Sour have shared an early demo version of “The Bitter End” off their 2010 album “Audio Secrecy.” This version of the track is called “Ending/Beginning” and it can be streamed below. Josh Rand commented:

“The song ‘Ending/Beginning‘ has an interesting story. The original idea was recorded during the 2000 Project X sessions, but I wasn’t really happy with how it turned out. I felt it was missing something so we shelved it. Then in 2008 I rediscovered the track as I was backing up my hard drives. After listening to it, I figured I would mess with it a bit to see if I could make it better. ‘The Bitter End‘ from the album ‘Audio Secrecy‘ is ultimately what it would become 10 years later. Here is the original 2000 demo.”

Stone Sour Release Demo Version Of “Blue Study”

Stone Sour have released a demo version of their song “Blue Study.” The final version of that track appeared on their 2002 self-titled debut album. Josh Rand commented:

“‘Blue Study‘ was one of four songs written in 1997 but not recorded until 2000 during a break in the Slipknot schedule. Three of those four songs made it onto the self-titled album and ‘Come Whatever May‘.”

Stone Sour Release Demo Version Of “Get Inside”

Stone Sour have released a demo version of their song “Get Inside.” The final version of that track appeared on the band’s 2002 self-titled debut album.

Josh Rand commented:

“January 1, 2000. The first day of the new millennium.

It was a homecoming show for Slipknot, and as Corey & myself sat at his grandma Thelma’s house waiting to leave for the show that night, we played each other music that we had separately been working on. These were songs that he had written outside of Slipknot, and songs that I had recorded at home on a 4 track. After we listened to all of the tracks, we decided that we needed to record these songs at SR Studios in Des Moines during his time off from touring. These sessions took place over the next year and became the Project X/SuperEgo demo.

Most of the songs from those sessions ended up on the first Stone Sour album. The goal was not to have any musical boundaries; to play whatever we wanted regardless of what people might think.

Here is the first version of Get Inside, the song that started it all.”

Stone Sour Premiere “Whiplash Pants” Live Video

Stone Sour have premiered a new live video for their song “Whiplash Pants.“ This performance will be featured on the band’s new live album, “Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno,“ which will be released on December 13. That effort was recorded during the group’s October 5, 2018 show in Reno, NV.

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]