The intense vulnerability of Stone Sour
As the frontman for Slipknot, Corey Taylor dresses in custom outfits designed to blend in with his eight bandmates, while singing and screaming often angry lyrics about the state of the humanity. But that’s just one side of the versatile musician and songwriter, who’s enjoyed a thriving second career as the leader of more accessible hard rockers Stone Sour, a band he first founded in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, before even joining Slipknot. Although Slipknot hit it big first, Taylor revived Stone Sour in 2001, and he and guitarist Josh Rand have kept the band going.
Stone Sour has racked up an impressive run of rock radio hits, with 10-plus singles hitting the top 20 on the Billboard mainstream rock charts, including “Inhale” and “Tired.” Latest album Hydrograd debuted in the top 10 on the album charts and brought the band yet another hit single at rock radio with “Song #3.” Unmasked both literally and figuratively, Taylor pours his personal emotions into Stone Sour’s music, achieving plenty of intensity via vulnerability.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, starting at $39.50 plus tax & fee, 18+. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster