Stone Sour is an American alternative metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. It was founded in 1992 by singer Corey Taylor and drummer Joel Ekman. After several fruitless years, Corey Taylor left the group in 1997 to join Slipknot (which also includes guitarist James Root). After gaining notoriety with Slipknot, Corey Taylor and James Root return to Stone Sour without leaving Slipknot. In 2002, the band released their first self-titled album thanks to which the band was twice nominated for the Grammy Award, in the category "best metal performance" , for singles Get Inside (2003)> and Inhale (2004)>. The album is certified gold by the RIAA>.
Stone Sour is founded by Corey Taylor, who later becomes the singer of the band Slipknot, and drummer Joel Ekman. Taylor's old friend, Shawn Economaki, joins them soon after on bass. After training, Stone Sour recorded two demos> in 1992 and in 1994. The group takes its name from a cocktail, the Stone Sour (whiskey, orange juice and sour sauce). Hidden in the group Slipknot, Corey Taylor and James Root show their faces on the photos of this group. In 1995, Jim Root joined the band and the line-up was complete. In 1996, a new demo is recorded, composed of songs present in the first album ( Stone Sour , 2002). In 1997, the group's activity was in abeyance, while Taylor and Root spent most of their time with Slipknot.
After the inclusion of Josh Rand in the band, the Stone Sour album is recorded at Cedar Falls. After publication, the album reaches the 46> place of Billboard 200>. The song Bother , featured in the soundtrack of the movie Spider-Man, in 2002, (only credited to Taylor>), reaches the second place of the Mainstream Rock Chart, the fourth at Modern Rock Tracks, and the 56> at Billboard Hot 100>. The next single, Inhale , reaches the 18> Mainstream Rock Chart>. The band is nominated twice for the Grammy Award, in the category "best metal performance" , for singles Get Inside and Inhale , respectively in 2003 and 2004. The album finally manages to be certified gold by RIAA> . The group participates in a tour alongside the other groups of their label, Sinch (en) and Chevelle, before being temporarily inactive, as Taylor and Root rejoin Slipknot again for a tour and a new album.
The group returns in 2006 for the recording of its second studio album, Come What (ever) May and drummer Joel Ekman (currently drummer of the band) Isaac James) leaves the group to spend time with his son with cancer, replaced by Roy Mayorga (Soulfly, then Amebix). The 30 / 30-150 song is recorded with Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin>. This album is marketed on August 1, 2006. It is positively received and sells 80,000 copies in the first week of its publication and accesses the 4> place of the Billboard 200>. The band then goes on tour for a year and a half and then released the album Live in Moscow , exclusively via iTunes, August 14, 2007>.