Stone Sour, fronted by Slipknot singer Corey Taylor, have posted a cover of Bad Brains track ‘Sailin’ On’ online.
The track is taken from the band’s second cover-based EP, ‘Straight Outta Burbank…’, which is due out as a vinyl-only Record Store Day release on November 27. Listen to the track below.
The band’s forthcoming release will also feature covers by Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, Mötley Crüe, and Slayer.
It is the second of three EP releases. Earlier this year, the band brought out ‘Meanwhile In Burbank…’, which featured five covers that influenced the band including Metallica’s ‘Creeping Death’, Black Sabbath’s ‘Children Of The Grave’ and Alice In Chains’ ‘We Die Young’.
Stone Sour will release new EP ‘No Sleep Till Burbank…’ in 2016. The band released their last album – ‘House of Gold & Bones – Part 2’ – in 2013.
Taylor was recently involved in a (staged) physical altercation with WWE wrestler Baron Corbin at an event in Sacramento, California.
The incident took place at the Aftershock festival, consisting of WWE NXT wrestlers. WWE is World Wrestling Entertainment’s developmental arm, featuring up and coming stars.
Taylor was in the crowd for Corbin’s match against fellow wrestler Samoa Joe. After Corbin and Taylor exchanged heated words with one another, the rock singer slapped Corbin in the face, leading to Samoa Joe countering and picking up a victory.
The singer also recently spoke out about Slipknot’s parting of ways with drummer Joey Jordison, explaining he left out of “necessity”.
“It was hard at first,” he said. “Nothing worth doing is ever easy right out of the gate. When we parted ways with Joe, it was honestly because of necessity; he was going one way and we were going another, and we just couldn’t go that way any more. And honestly, that’s all I can really say about it.”
Jordison left the band in 2013, with the departure put down to “personal reasons” at the time.
“It is with great pain but quiet respect that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways,” the statement – released in December 2013 – said. “We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future.”