Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2002 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor (lead vocals, guitar, piano) and Jim Root (guitar, keyboard) also of Slipknot, Josh Rand (guitar) and Roy Mayorga (drums, percussion). Original members Joel Ekman (drums, percussion) and Shawn Economaki (bass guitar) left the group in 2006 and 2012 respectively. To date, Stone Sour have released three studio albums Stone Sour (2002); Come What(ever) May (2006) and Audio Secrecy (2010). Their next studio effort will be titled House of Gold and Bones and will be released in two parts in Autumn 2012 and early 2013. They also released a digital live album, Live in Moscow, in 2007. Stone Sour earned the group two Grammy Award nominations, both for Best Metal Performance, for the singles "Get Inside", in 2003, and "Inhale", in 2004. The album went on to become RIAA certified Gold.
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