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Stone Sour Taking Over The USA
Posted on February 12, 2008Hot off the US press release with the latest on Stone Sour's bid for world domination.
New York, NY – Once a “Bother” to the competition, Stone Sour has become an outright threat. This week, the band's debut album has shot up from #66, to #56 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart with 18,974 units sold (up 14%), maintaining a steady increase in sales since its August 27th release. The track "Bother" continues to shake up the Billboard Monitor charts holding a spot in the Top Ten across the board: #4 on the Rock Chart, #5 on Active Rock (Above Audioslave, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and 3 Doors Down on both charts) and #6 on the Modern Rock Chart (beating out Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Audioslave, and Queens of the Stone Age). The track also remains in the Top Ten across the board at the R&R charts, coming in at # 5 at Active Rock, and #6 at both Rock and Alternative Charts. The current audience for the track is over 20 million nationwide. Aside from the airwaves, Stone Sour is saturating television. The band's video for "Bother," directed by Gregory Dark (Linkin Park, Staind, Outkast) has been receiving ample spins on MTV, MTV2 and Much Music USA. It debuted at #10 in the Rock/Alternative CVC chart. Tune in at any time of day and you're bound to find Corey Taylor's earnest performance of “Bother” on your screen.
In addition to the band's staggering commercial exposure, Stone Sour is still going strong at metal radio. This week the album was #2 at R&R's Metal Specialty Chart and #6 at Album Network.
The band is keeping busy on headlining dates, with label mates Sinch and Epic recording artists Chevelle in support. Stone Sour has just announced a second leg of the tour, which will extend through December. Currently on tour with the band is former Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, filling in for an injured Joel Ekman. Ekman recently suffered a fractured wrist, and the healing process may take weeks. However, the drummer is still out on the road to support his musical family.
There's no getting around the band that's everywhere. Whether you're a fiend for television or radio, or prefer the raw power of a live show, Stone Sour will find you.