Stone Sour

Corey Taylor Says “Drama And Issues” Within Stone Sour Have Prolonged The Band’s Indefinite Hiatus


With two years having passed since Stone Sour officially went on hiatus, it doesn’t look like the multi-platinum hard rock outfit fronted by Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor are any closer to returning to active duty.

When Taylor first mentioned the band were taking some time off back in 2020, he stated, “I feel like Stone Sour has kind of run its course for now.” In an appearance yesterday (August 30th) on ‘Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk‘, Taylor opened up a bit further about what led to the band being put on the shelf, revealing that “drama and issues” between the band members still persists.

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When asked about the band’s current status by Trunk, Taylor offered, “Nothing’s changed. I don’t know. The solo thing’s more where my heart is, to be honest.”

He continued:

“To me, I’ve done the time doing stuff in a — for lack of a better term — band situation. And the reason I stick with Slipknot is because that, to me, is the one that kind of started everything. But Stone Sour, there’s still so much drama and issues [between the members]. To me, it’s just not something I desire to do.

And songs in Stone Sour that I want to play are the ones that I wrote in the first place. So to me, I would rather go out with a group of dudes who I’ve known forever and have a great time playing these songs and have the audience enjoy it because they see a bunch of dudes up there enjoying it than try to force issues on an audience that nobody really wants to be a part of, let’s put it that way.”

Trunk asked Taylor if it’s been hard to put the band on the shelf, to which he replied:

“It’s been a bitter pill to swallow, but I’ve also reached an age where I refuse to waste any time with people who I don’t enjoy being with, let’s put it that way. And that’s saying more than I actually should be saying.”

When it comes to my bands, I know in the past I’ve been very open to talking about it. But I’m very reticent about talking about things that deal with people who I care about. And whether there are issues or not, I still care about them. So it’s tough. I have to rein myself in ’cause I’m not gonna throw anybody under the bus because nine times out of 10 I could be the problem too.

I just know that at this point in my life I have more reason to love the solo thing than I do to try and do something with Stone Sour. Now, am I saying that it’ll never happen? No, because you never know. Something might come up and we could get an opportunity, and we could get an opportunity to do something for charity, and we all get together and we do something really, really cool. But my immediate plans right now — there’s no Stone Sour in the future.”

In the same chat, Taylor revealed that he’ll be heading into the studio in early 2023 to record his new solo album. You can read more on that here.


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