V100’s VORTX – Stone Sour Interview

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Last week Ethan had a chance to chat with Josh Rand from Stone Sour.

It’s been almost 25 years since Stone Sour first formed and they are still going strong. The band is set to release a new album later this week (June 30th). Hydrograd will be the band’s sixth album since they began. With the new album coming out, Ethan thought it would be a good idea to talk with Josh about the record, summer tour and his thoughts on Chad Kroeger.

Hydrograd delivers the heavy, thunderous, metal-edged stuff usually associated with Stone Sour—songs like “Whiplash Pants” and “Taipei Person/Allah Tea” are full of what Taylor calls “combustible moments.” But other tracks—like “Mercy,” “Song #3,” and “Thank God It’s Over”—are more straight-up rock and roll, still aggressive but built on solid melodies and hooks.

The new album is available everywhere on June 30th.

Don’t forget to tune into V100’s VORTX Sunday nights from 9-12. You’ll hear more interviews like this, rock news, the latest tunes from all of your favorite bands and have a damn good time while doing it.

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