HOW TO SAVE MONEY- New album available on CD for around í£12.99 from the following stores: HMV – í£2 off with ‘Download 2002’ discount card + free sampler CD. Virgin – í£2 off with voucher in Rocksound (issue 21/8). Indies – Free Stone Sour Patch while stocks last at selected stores. Also, V.Shop, MVC, Sanity & Andys. U.S. PRESS RELEASE: New York, NY – Stone Sour has arrived. In it’s first week of sales, the band’s self-titled August 27th release debuted at #46 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, scanning over 25,000 units. The Cleveland Scene declares, “Stone Sour has raised the stakes for everyone, bringing back genuine singing and riffs that could rip through concrete, and it’s refreshing as hell.” This week, the track “Bother” was the #1 Greatest Gainer at R&R Active Rock and the #3 Greatest Gainer at both R&R Alternative and Rock. In addition, it is the #2 Greatest Gainer at Monitor’s Mainstream and Active Rock. The current audience for the track is 19 million nationwide, and that number increases as the track climbs steadily on all rock formats. In addition to the band’s omnipresence on commercial radio, Stone Sour’s “Get Inside” is #1 at R&R’s metal specialty chart for the fifth week in a row. The track also hit #1 Album Network Metal and #3 at CMJ charts. “Get Inside” is a thrashy, angst-ridden piece at the opposite end of the rock spectrum from its melodic sibling “Bother”. On their upcoming headline tour, the band (comprised of vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist James Root [both Slipknot members unmasked for the first time], drummer Joel Ekman, bassist Shawn Economaki, and guitarist Josh Rand) want their biggest fans front and center at the shows. In order to guarantee that, they are giving those fans the chance to buy tickets to the shows before the general public. [these are U.S. shows, not U.K.] Those that consider themselves hardcore enough to hang in the front row should go to roadrunnerrecords.com or stonesour.com for info on how to buy tickets early. The band’s video for “Bother” has been added to MTV2’s Rock Show rotation, with spins beginning next week. The video was recently filmed in Los Angeles, CA under the direction of Gregory Dark of Atlas Pictures who has filmed videos for such artists as Linkin Park, Staind, Limp Bizkit and Outkast. Filmed in complete darkness other than light tracers that illuminate dual, face-to-face images of Taylor (one as he is and one aging before our eyes), the video lays plain the eerie drama of the song and reminds us of our imminent mortality. Turn the radio up – you’re sure to discover the song “Bother”, which can be currently heard on over 150 radio stations across the country that are quickly discovering this unexpected and powerful side of Corey Taylor’s vocal repertoire. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS LAUNCHED: Available NOW to all those on our mailing list is an extra special exclusive audio interview with Joey Jordison all about himself and the Murderdolls via our members only listening lounge. Also available is an exclusive audio interview with Corey Taylor talking about himself and Stone Sour, and an exclusive audio interview with Clown from Slipknot: about himself, Slipknot, the DVD, and even a little on his friends & fellow Roadrunner band downthesun!