New Year's Day 2000, now 20 years ago, is the day Stone Sour completed their first song "Get Inside." The song would open up their 2002 self-titled album, and guitarist Josh Rand has taken to YouTube to stream the original 2000 demo.
January 1, 2000. The first day of the new millennium.
It was a homecoming show for Slipknot, and as Corey & myself sat at his grandma Thelma's house waiting to leave for the show that night, we played each other music that we had separately been working on. These were songs that he had written outside of Slipknot, and songs that I had recorded at home on a 4 track. After we listened to all of the tracks, we decided that we needed to record these songs at SR Studios in Des Moines during his time off from touring. These sessions took place over the next year and became the Project X/SuperEgo demo.
Most of the songs from those sessions ended up on the first Stone Sour album. The goal was not to have any musical boundaries; to play whatever we wanted regardless of what people might think.
Here is the first version of Get Inside, the song that started it all.
– Josh Rand
Rand said in a recent interview that once Slipknot is wrapped up with their We Are Not Your Kind touring cycle, vocalist Corey Taylor is going to dedicate some time to his solo career instead. Which means Stone Sour really doesn't have a timetable for a new album.