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Corey Taylor Says Stone Sour are on Indefinite Hiatus

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With Corey Taylor focusing on his solo album at the moment and Slipknot having only just begun touring We Are Not Your Kind before the pandemic but the kibosh on that, it makes sense that his other other project, Stone Sour, who last released an album in 2017, would be furthest down the priority list for him at the moment.

But what I didn’t see coming is the phrase “indefinite hiatus,” which Taylor used to describe Stone Sour’s current status on The Green Room with Neil Griffiths podcast. Here’s what he said on the matter:

“I feel like Stone Sour has kinda run its course for now. We all talked as a band and decided to kinda put Stone Sour in indefinite hiatus. That’s the way it is. We’ve put it on the shelf for now. Everybody is kinda going and doing their own thing. Slipknot obviously is always gonna be the big dog, which is fine. Once everything kinda comes back to life, I’ll be wrapping that up tour-wise, but then after that I’m definitely hitting the road with the solo band to take this around the world and really show the world that other side of me.”

What’s really going on here, it seems, is that Corey will be tied up with Slipknot and his solo work for the foreseeable future, through at least 2021 (and probably 2022, also), so there’s no chance of any Stone Sour activities happening any time soon. It sounds as if other members of the band are working on their own projects too. With such a distant horizon the soonest any Stone Sour-related activities could happen, it doesn’t make sense to talk about the band as an active unit, hence “indefinite hiatus,” as opposed to, say, “we’re breaking up.” I do expect they’ll return when the timing is right, although it kinda sucks for all the other members, no? No projects they’re part of even approach being as lucrative as Stone Sour.

Taylor’s new solo album, CFMT (shorthand for Corey Mothafuckin’ Taylor), comes out on October 2. Listen to both of its simultaneously released debut singles below.

[via Ghost Cult Mag]

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