Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor Names His Favorite Concept Albums

2013-04-26

Story by Anne Erickson

Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor chats with Audio Ink Radio about his three favorite concept albums

Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor is doubly busy with the band’s latest release. That’s because Stone Sour is releasing not one by two albums for their current album cycle, the first being “House of Gold & Bones Part 1,” which dropped last year, and the second “House of Gold & Bones Part 2,” which dropped in April.

Both albums make up one big concept release, so we caught up with Taylor to find out if he’s a fan of concept albums in general.

“I’ve been a fan of good concept albums!” he said, laughing. “At the same time, it depends on the story. Every good concept album has an amazing story, whether it’s Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ or Queensryche’s ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ or (Green Day’s) ‘American Idiot.’”

“Those three great albums get you caught up in the moment and rooting for those characters, no matter what role those characters play. You can feel the characters and momentum building and the story behind it. They’re great albums.”

The rest of this year will bring more touring for Stone Sour, as well as a four-part Dark Horse comic book series to go along with the releases. The band is currently wrapping up a North American tour and getting ready to play Rock on the Range on May 18 in Columbus, Ohio. Find Stone Sour’s current tour roster via their official website.

Photo credit: Chapman Baehler.




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