Listen to Corey Taylor perform acoustic Stone Sour songs for BBC session

Corey Taylor
(Image credit: BBC Radio 1)

Two days after the release of Stone Sour’s sixth album Hydrograd, Corey Taylor appeared on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show to perform acoustic renditions of three songs, including latest single Song #3.

In the Maida Vale session, that you can listen to below, Corey performs stripped-down versions of Song #3, Tired (from 2012’s House Of Gold & Bones – Part 1) and Bother (from the band’s self-titled 2002 debut album).

Speaking in the new issue of Metal Hammer about Hydrograd, Corey reveals just how fun it was to work on, and that they laughed every day during the recording process.

“We had so much fun making this album, it was unbelievable. We’re just such dicks, joking and laughing, and it proved to me that there’s this horrible misconception that you have to be miserable and there has to be all this tension to make a fucking good album. It’s such horse shit.

“We enjoyed every second to the point that we were all depressed when we were done, like physically emotional about it, missing it, not believing it’s over.”

Hydrograd is out now via Roadrunner Records.

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Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.