December 4, 2014

Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor said in a new interview with Team Rock that their cover song album, called “Meanwhile In Burbank”, wont be out until “late, late next year,” adding, “We’re just kind of putting stuff together on our downtime and just kind of doing it piece by piece and trying to have fun with it. But yeah . . . it’s kind of way on the backburner. But it’s cool, because that means that we can kind of take our time and have fun with it.”

Stone Sour

Taylor also spoke about Stone Sour’s decision to part ways with guitarist Jim Root at the end of last year and how it affected Taylor and Root’s working relationship in Slipknot, explaining, “It was awkward at first. But the more we’ve talked and we’ve hung out and the more we’ve seen the success of the (Slipknot) album kind of burgeon, that takes a lot of the pressure off.”

Taylor continued, “I think it’s kind of helped him see that it was the right decision. He just seems happier in Slipknot. And that was one of the reasons why we kind of had to go our separate ways, because at the end of the day, with all due respect to Jim, I just want him to be happy, and for the longest time it just seemed like he wasn’t happy.”

  • Slipknot is on tour now in support of its fifth album, .5: The Gray Chapter, which came out in October.
  • Stone Sour has released five studio albums and has sold more than four million albums worldwide.