Stone Sour News
10 Mar 2014
Fret12 recently conducted an interview with STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand. You can now watch the chat below.
Rand last fall released the "The Sound And The Story" DVD via Fret12.
Get to know Rand's one-of-a-kind story - a story which, until now, has never been told. Learn his music the way it was meant to be played, by learning straight from Josh himself. Get his story the way it was meant to be told, through the people who know it best! With a massive amount of guitar content, lessons, exercises, interviews, gear tours, and more, this DVD gives you all-access the STONE SOUR guitarist. Whether you are a guitarist or a fan; you will experience the instrumental sounds and life stories that have combined to make him the musician he is today.
* "The Sound" - over 1.5 hours of guitar footage in a series of unique lessons taught by Josh Rand himself.
* "The Story" - Josh Rand's biography featuring never-before-seen footage and photographs plus interviews with fellow musicians, friends, and family
* Instruction for 7 hit STONE SOUR songs, including selections from 2012 and 2013 "House Of Gold And Bones" parts 1 and 2
* Over 55 lessons, warm-ups, and exercises designed to improve lead playing
* 8 music-theory and guitar tutorials, including alternate picking, finder independence, hammer-ons/pull-offs, string skipping, sweep picking, musical modes, exotic scales, Josh's favorite warm-ups and more!
* Complete backstage gear tour covering guitars, amplifiers and pedals
* Personal studio tour of Josh Rand's guitar effects and accessories
* Never-before-seen interviews with Corey Taylor (STONE SOUR, SLIPKNOT) and Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR)
* 44-page guitar-tablature book included
* Bonus content, including concert footage, outtakes and more!
"Josh Rand: The Sound And The Story" is available via Fret12.com
Asked if he takes formal lessons or online classes, Rand told Ultimate-Guitar.com, "I have in the past; I actually have my certificate from Berklee. I just got it last year. Right now I only have the 'rock guitar' certificate, which is, like, six courses but I'd like to get my 'master guitar,' which is eight."
He added: "The day you think you know it all, you don't evolve anymore. You can learn new things every day and never master the instrument. I've come to open up to a lot more styles of music where I used to be one of those guys who thought if it's not metal, it sucks. Listening to new kinds of music has opened up new worlds for example there is a song on ['House Of Gold & Bones'] part 2 called 'Sadist' and the pre-chorus to that is very jazzy guitar-wise. It uses ninths and sevenths and jazz style chords and that is directly because I took those classes and I've begun to incorporate those different styles into what we do."
Rand also revealed that the first guitar he ever got was "a knockoff Fender Stratocaster. He said: "I got it when I was nine for Christmas. It was cool for that day and then it got put in a closet and eventually it got given away, I believe. Then when I started playing again, I played bass. I got a Squier bass. Then when I started playing guitar again, the first guitar I got was an RG 560 that was black. I was quite a bit older that that time."
08 Mar 2014
SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor last year joined the cast of an upcoming horror film called "Fear Clinic". The movie began life in 2009 as a five-episode series for the web site FearNet.com. The series starred Robert Englund, famous for playing Freddy Krueger in "A Nightmare On Elm Street", Lucas Till from "X-Men: First Class", Danielle Harris of "Halloween 4" fame and Kane Hodder, best known for playing Jason in several of the "Friday The 13th" movies.
The first teaser trailer for "Fear Clinic" can be seen below.
Englund returns in the film to his lead role as Dr. Andover, a fear doctor who treats patients afflicted with crippling phobias by inducing hallucinations inside his exposure therapy invention; The Fear Chamber.
The series, which focused on a different phobia every episode, reached over five million hits on FearNet.com. It has since been added to On Demand, YouTube and Hulu.
In the film, Taylor plays a clinic employee named Bauer who struggles to keep things under control when all hell breaks loose. The movie centers around one traumatic event that induces phobias in a group of different people.
"Fear Clinic" is scheduled for a Halloween 2014 release.
Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he was more interested in screenwriting than acting. "I have no aspirations to really get into acting, you know," he said. "I mean, it's something that -- I've always wanted to write for movies, you know, I've always wanted to write a screenplay and I've written a couple in the past and what not. But yeah, if it happens, it happens, you know. It's not something that I pursue."
Taylor and fellow SLIPKNOT member Shawn "Clown" Crahan have their own film production company called Living, Breathing Films, although to date the company has yet to announce or produce a movie.
Crahan is reportedly set to make his directing debut with "Officer Downe", based on a graphic novel.
"Fear Clinic" teaser trailer:
04 Mar 2014
The band, known for hits like “Bother,” “Hesitate,” “Digital (Did You Tell)” and “Say You’ll Haunt Me,” will perform in the second-to-last slot of the four-day festival, at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20. The headliner for that night has not been announced.
Stone Sour was slated to perform at the 2013 Rock Fest, but the band cancelled last spring, clearing the way for former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash - joined by singer Myles Kennedy - to fill that slot.
Iowa native Corey Taylor is best known as the lead singer of metal band Slipknot, where he screeches and grunts more than he sings.
However, Stone Sour is Taylor’s “side project” band, and it has become equally popular with fans of active rock. In the past 18 months, the band released two discs, “House of Gold & Bones,” volumes I and II.
Rock Fest will be held July 17-20 in rural Cadott. The headliners already announced are Sammy Hagar, Five Finger Death Punch and Aerosmith. Tickets are on sale now.
For more information visit rock-fest.com.
25 Aug 2012
25 Aug 2012
Stone Sour have confirmed the first leg of a massive global tour push to support House of Gold & Bones, playing shows on five continents so far with many more to come. Included is their first European tour in two years their first since the hugely successful ‘Audio Secrecy’ album cycle, which saw the band headline the mammoth Download Festival’s Stage 2, and sell-out two nights at Hammersmith Apollo. Festival appearances confirmed so far include Loud Park in Japan and Soundwave in Australia (with Metallica and Linkin Park). All dates are listed below.
Says Corey Taylor: “It’s gonna be awesome to bring the House of Gold and Bones to the fans live. We’re all psyched to come to Japan and South America right away as well- they’re some of the best fans in the world! We gave people a taste of Part One, now we’re gonna bring them the best Stone Sour show they’ve ever seen. Get ready: it begins soon…”
More information about House of Gold & Bones will be revealed as the project unfolds. Upcoming tour dates are below.
Sour full dates are as follows:
Sep 28 PHOENIX AZ Ashley Pavilion (Desert Uprising)
Sep 29 LAS VEGAS NV Mandalay Bay Resort (48 Hours Festival)
Sep 30 TUSCON AZ (COREY TAYLOR SOLO) Kino Veterans Stadium (KFMA’s Fall Ball)
Sat Oct 27 TOKYO Super Arena (Loud Park)
Sun Oct 28 OSAKA Big Cat (Loud Park Extra)
Mon Oct 29 NAGOYA Diamond Hall
SAT NOV 10 SANTIAGO, CHILE Las Vizcachas
Sun 25th Nov PARIS, FR Bataclan
Mon 26th Nov MILAN, IT Alcatraz (with special guests Papa Roach)
Thu 29th Nov LUDWIGSBURG, DE Arena (with special guests Papa Roach)
Fri 30th Nov VIENNA, AU Gasometer (with special guests Papa Roach)
Sun 2nd Dec MUNICH, DE Zenith (with special guests Papa Roach)
Mon 3rd Dec OFFENBACH, DE Stadthalle (with special guests Papa Roach)
Tue 4th Dec BERLIN, DE Huxleys (with special guests Papa Roach)
Thu 6th Dec OBERHAUSEN, DE Turbinenhalle (with special guests Papa Roach)
Fri 7th Dec AMSTERDAM, NE Melkweg (with special guests Papa Roach)
Sat 8th Dec TORHOUT, BE De Mast (with special guests Papa Roach)
Mon 10th Dec LONDON, UK O2 Brixton Academy (with special guests Papa Roach)
Thu 13th Dec MANCHESTER, UK Apollo
Fri 14th Dec WOLVERHAMPTON, UK Civic Hall
Sat 15th Dec BOURNEMOUTH, UK O2 Academy
Mon 17th Dec COPENHAGEN, DK Vega
Tue 18th Dec OSLO, NO Rockefeller
Wed 19th Dec STOCKHOLM, SE Annexet
Sat February 23, 2013 BRISBANE, AUS (Soundwave)
Sun February 24 SYDNEY, AUS (Soundwave)
Fri March 1 MELBOURNE, AUS (Soundwave)
Sat March 2 ADELAIDE, AUS (Soundwave)
Mon March 4 PERTH, AUS (Soundwave)
16 Apr 2012
Photo from the studio, by James Root. More in the photos section of the site. Follow James Instagram at 'Stuperbee'!