Three cheers for all y’all…Stone Sour’s self titled debut has officially hit gold status in the U.S. (500,000 units). Congratulations go out to the band, all involved in getting the word out on this release, and most importantly, the fans. Three cheers. Oh, and straight from our U.S. press department comes the following press release on the Stone Sour situation. And it reads like this: New York, NY: It’s time to celebrate! Stone Sour’s self-titled debut, anchored by frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist James Root, has been certified Gold. Fresh from the success of the introspective, Top 5 single “Bother” and U.S. tour last fall, Stone Sour is making a pit-stop at the Gold-certified mark. The album, referred to by Guitar World Magazine as í¢äåñmelodic metal that some might actually call arena rock” has maintained a steady, strong pace since its August release. With a headlining tour in the spring with Powerman 5000, Ra, and Outspoken as support, and the single “Inhale” currently leading the charge at radio, Stone Sour’s momentum is healthy as it sets its sights on the Platinum mark. The clever video for í¢äåñInhale,í¢äå which alternately depicts the band in scenes of a seedy, urban underbelly as well as performing big band style, was just added to both Much Music USA and MTV’s Rock Show. “Inhaleí¢äå is already Top 20 at both the Rock and Active Rock panels, and chartbound at the Modern Rock panel, according to Billboard Monitor.