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Stone Sour

"Stone Sour" is a hard rock band formed by Corey Taylor, who is famous for being the vocalist for the band Slipknot, and former drummer Joel Ekman.

The band was originally formed in 1992 by Corey Taylor and drummer Joel Ekman. The band name was from the cocktail which is one part whiskey and a splash of orange juice and sour mix. Taylor's long time friend, Shawn Economaki, joined shortly after filling in as the bass player. In 1995, James Root joined the band. The band disbanded when Taylor left in 1997 to join Slipknot. Root also joined Slipknot one year later. Economaki went on to be the stage manager for Slipknot and Ekman formed a family. The band was thought to be over.

But, in 2000, Josh Rand approached Taylor with songs he had been working on. Then, they worked together for a year and a half writing songs. The band reformed in 2002 with the original line up and they recorded their self-titled first album in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson appears as a guest for the album to add some disc scratching. Also, the band released the song "Bother" for the Spider Man soundtrack (credited only to Taylor) while recording the album.

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years active 1992 – 1997
2002 – present
status Active
country Des Moines, Iowa, USA
music genre Alternative Metal
Heavy Metal
Hard Rock
current members Corey Taylor
Josh Rand
Shawn Economaki
James Root
Roy Mayorga
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia