A Stone Sour reunion isn't happening anytime soon, but we got close-ish last week. Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga joined Corey Taylor on stage at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA on October 5 to play "Absolute Zero" and "30/30-150", which you can check out above and below.
"To me, I've done the time doing stuff in a — for lack of a better term — band situation. And the reason I stick with Slipknot is because that, to me, is the one that kind of started everything. But Stone Sour, there's still so much drama and issues [between the members]. To me, it's just not something I desire to do. And songs in Stone Sour that I want to play are the ones that I wrote in the first place.
"So to me, I would rather go out with a group of dudes who I've known forever and have a great time playing these songs and have the audience enjoy it because they see a bunch of dudes up there enjoying it than try to force issues on an audience that nobody really wants to be a part of, let's put it that way."
Taylor later clarified in a 2023 interview with Rock Antenne: "It's not that I don't miss some of the guys in Stone Sour; I still talk to them. But at this stage, I refuse to compromise my vision and my art because of certain people's hindrances. And that's all I'll say."