Stone Sour's debut album, which also bears the band's name, was released on August 27, 2002.
Let's share some facts about him...
1. The band, which was formed in 1992 even before Slipknot, went on a "break" in 1997 and returned to activity again in 2000, immediately after the Slipknot tour that supported the release of the album "Iowa".
2. When Slipknot was on hiatus after the tour, Corey Taylor (Slipknot's singer) found some free time and met with guitarist Josh Rand for a session of "pleasant" tunes. The two write 14 songs and feel that there is something serious here that can be worked on and decide to form a band.
3. The two enlist Slipknot guitarist Jim Root, drummer Joel Ekman, and bassist Shawn Economaki and begin work on the band's first album.
4. The first two singles that came out of the album were "Bother" which came out even before the release of the album as a single from the movie Spider-Man, followed by the single "Get Inside" which is also the band's first music video. The third single released a year after the album's release was "Inhale".
5. The two singles "Get Inside" and "Inhale" nominated the band for the Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 in the Best Metal Performance category but did not translate into a win.
6. In contrast to Corey's crazy roars on Slipknot's albums, in this album Corey proves for the first time that he also has a very diverse singing ability and not just the ability to roar. These are the first buds of one of the most talented and great vocalists of our generation. Undoubtedly you can feel (as he also claimed) the influences of Soundgarden and Alice in Chains in his singing.
7. Although there are tracks on the album that feel like they were taken from Slipknot's hidden recordings, there are also quite a few songs that sound completely different and convey a kind of emotion and atmosphere that is first revealed by Corey and the band as in the song "Bother" and "Take a Number."
8. This album features three more members of Slipknot, Sid Wilson on the turntables, Denny Gibbs on the keyboards, and Dan Spain on the percussion.