Stone Sour released its second album, called "Come What(ever) May," on Tuesday, August 1st and performed to a pack house last night at the Pensacola Civic Center. The CD is the successor to Stone Sour's 2002 self-titled debut, which featured the hit "Bother."
Singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root are also both members of Slipknot. Taylor takes off his mask and spill to Loaded Gun that the title track on the new album is directed toward President Bush.
In the song “Come What(ever) May,” there’s that line, “You’re still the rapist of an entire generation.” What brought you to write that particular song? I can imagine that’s calling out Bush.
Absolutely. In the strongest sense. It has nothing to do with troops, it has nothing to do with the supporters. It has to do with the administration and the things that they’ve gotten away with, and the upper 1% of America who have supported him in making these insane decisions. Basically it was a backlash. I was really mad that not enough people were calling “bullshit.” Even though his approval rating is insanely low, people still are supporting him on these issues and it’s insane. Everything that he’s done…trying to roll back every civil right we have. When a dude comes out and says the Constitution is just a goddamn piece of paper, there’s something very, very wrong there. He’s not the brightest fucking crayon in the box. All you have to do is listen to one goddamn speech to realize that. He’s a talking head, with a lot of really smart, really devious people behind him.