Roadrunner recording group Stone Sour will celebrate Record Store Day Black Friday 2015 with an all-new EP collecting five unprecedented cover versions. “STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK” will be available at select record stores as a colored vinyl-only exclusive on Friday, November 27th.
“STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK” sees Stone Sour taking on five immortal songs originally performed by such iconic artists as Bad Brains, Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, Mötley Crüe, and Slayer (see attached tracklisting). Highlights include a stunning rendition of The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” featuring distinctive guest vocals from Lzzy Hale of Atlantic recording group Halestorm.
Front man Corey Taylor commented on the EP, “I love ‘Straight Outta Burbank’ because it’s a little bit further out there than ‘Meanwhile In Burbank… .’ The first EP was a little closer together style-wise. This one hits a few different corners: got Bad Brains on one end and the Stones on the other, with Crüe, Slayer and Maiden in between… and the crazy thing is it all WORKS. I think that’s a reflection of us as a band- we do what we want, style-wise and it WORKS. I hope people enjoy the spirit, music and fun that went into this.
“To stay true to the original recordings of these songs, we tried to recreate the sounds and tones that the original artist used,” added Guitarist Josh Rand. “This was both fun and challenging, but the end result was worth all the hard work everyone put into achieving it. I feel that with the diversity of the songs that the band has covered it will definitely impact us on the next Stone Sour release, but until then we hope you enjoy ‘Straight Outta Burbank.’”
“STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK” marks the second installment of Stone Sour’s covers EPs. The vinyl-only release arrives on the heels of the band’s Record Store Day exclusive EP from earlier this year, “MEANWHILE IN BURBANK…” which collected covers of legendary artists including Black Sabbath, Metallica, KISS, Judas Priest, and Alice In Chains.
Stone Sour’s most recent all-original releases, the monumental “HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 1” and “HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 2,” both made top 10 debuts on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon their 2012 and 2013 arrivals – the band’s third and fourth consecutive top 10 chart entries. The two-part concept album yielded a string of multi-format rock radio hits, including the top 5 favorites “Absolute Zero,” “Do Me A Favor,” and “Tired,” the latter of which ascended to #1 at Mainstream Rock outlets nationwide.
“HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES” drew widespread critical applause with ArtistDirect hailing “PART 1” as “a milestone for Stone Sour and for modern rock music. It’s on par with Alice In Chains’ ‘DIRT,’ Metallica’s ‘MASTER OF PUPPETS,” Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘SONGS FOR THE DEAF,’ Soundgarden’s ‘SUPERUNKNOWN,’ and any other game-changing albums you can think of.” “HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 2” earned even great acclaim, including high placement on Revolver’s “Top 20 Albums of 2013” and Noisecreep’s “Top 10 Rock + Metal Albums of 2013” ranking. The Guardian, in its four-out-of-five starred rave, praised Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor’s “remarkable transformation into heavy music’s premier polymath and renaissance man” while further hailing the album’s “towering melodies and moments of radio-friendly majesty, the band’s trademark straddling of the divide between metal and commercial rock sounding increasingly adroit.”
Stone Sour unleashed their eponymous debut album in 2002 and was immediately confirmed as one of the most popular and significant hard rock outfits of the 21st century. “STONE SOUR” earned RIAA gold certification while singles “Get Inside” and “Inhale” each received GRAMMY® Award nominations for “Best Metal Performance.”
“COME WHAT(EVER) MAY” followed in 2006 and proved an even greater accomplishment with a top 5 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and a #1 entry onto Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart. The acclaimed album spawned still another GRAMMY®-nominated single in “30/30-150” on its way to RIAA gold certification.
“AUDIO SECRECY” exploded onto the top 10 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its 2010 release while also making top 10 chart debuts in such countries as Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Known far and wide as a truly incendiary live act, Stone Sour has built an international fan following through countless headline tours, multi-artist caravans, and performances at such famed festivals as Rock In Rio and the UK’s Download Festival.