Stone Sour: Corey Taylor Offers Update on Josh Rand

  • Axl Rosenberg

You can breathe a sigh of relief, Stone Sour fans: Corey Taylor says Josh Rand is “doing really, really well.”

Last month, the band announced that the guitarist would miss the group’s upcoming tour dates because he had checked himself in a treatment center for an unspecified ailment.

In a recent interview with Illinois’ 104.9 The Wolf, Taylor offered the following update on Rand’s well-being (transcript by Rock Feed):

“We talk to him every day, and he seems to be doing really, really well, so that’s really good. And this is not just somebody who I’ve been in a band with for a while; we’ve been best friends since we were 15 years old — I mean, we go way back. For me, it’s not just the worry of my cohort, my partner, my songwriting guy, my lead guitarist, it’s about worrying about my friend, my brother, somebody who let me sleep on his floor when I was homeless. So, for me, that’s the biggest thing — worrying about him. But he seems to be doing really, really well. And, like I said, we talk every day, he’s letting us know how he’s doing. And we just support him as much as we absolutely can. And when it comes to being a friend, that’s all you really can do — just be there for them. The best way to be a friend is just to stay right where you are and just let somebody lean against you if they need it, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Unfortunately, there’s still no word on when Rand might return to the fold. But it’s good he’s getting whatever help he needs, without a doubt.

Here are the band’s upcoming Rand-less tour dates:

w/ Halestorm and The Dead Deads:
02/07 Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center
02/08 Brookings, SD – Swiftel Center
02/10 Ypsilanti, MI – Convocation Center
02/11 Rochester, NY – Armory

w/ Red Sun Rising and The Dead Deads
02/16 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe
02/17 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
02/18 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom

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