The bad news is that there’s probably no Stone Sour reunion in sight. The good news is that Stone Sour‘s music is still on the Internet and you can still listen to ’em. And if you’re unfamiliar with the group, then why not take vocalist Corey Taylor‘s suggestion on where to start?
“Probably ‘Through Glass’ — not just because I wrote it, but because it was such a sleeper song,” said Taylor in an interview with Revolver. “Like, there were only a handful of people who really believed in that song, and then when it came out, it just exploded like nothing I’d ever seen before. So that’s something I’m really proud of.”
As for the future, Taylor said in a recent that he’s perfectly content with his new solo band and has no real interest in going back to Stone Sour. So y’know, don’t hold your breath.
“In certain ways. I mean, it certainly is with [my solo] band. My solo band is made up of just such clutch dudes. Obviously, I’ve got [guitarist Christian Martucci]. Zach Throne is incredible. Dustin, our drummer, is amazing. And now having Eliot, the new bass player, who can play anything you throw at him, man — I mean, it’s ridiculous… it’s criminal how good he is. When you have a great problem like that… That makes the recording stuff easy, because then, when you hit them with the demos, which largely are just me playing the song and going, ‘Okay, I’m hearing stuff here.’
“I give them carte blanche to kind of do what they want, but at the same time I have a clear vision. And that’s where the hard work comes in. Suddenly you don’t have a band that you can just kind of blend in with or delegate or dictate to. It’s all you — it’s all on you. The artwork’s on you. The production’s on you. The songwriting’s on you. The work’s on you. The press is on you. Everything is on you. And I was kind of like that to begin with. So I was, like, ‘Well, why don’t I do this and be really happy with everything?'”
“It’s not that I don’t miss some of the guys in Stone Sour; I still talk to them. But at this stage, I refuse to compromise my vision and my art because of certain people’s hindrances. And that’s all I’ll say.”
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