STONE SOUR: Audio Sample Of Previously Unreleased Song

An audio sample of a previously unreleased STONE SOUR track called “The Pessimist” can be streamed at iTunes. The song appears on the iTunes deluxe edition of the album to the hotly anticipated motion picture “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” — the third film in the Oscar-nominated summer blockbuster “Transformers” series — which will be released on June 14 via Warner Bros. Records.

“The Pessimist” was laid down during the recording sessions for STONE SOUR‘s third album, “Audio Secrecy”, which has sold more than 175,000 copies in the U.S. since its September 2010 release.

Released in Standard, iTunes Deluxe, and Game Stop configurations, the “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” album features music from LINKIN PARK, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, ART OF DYING, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, SKILLET and MASTODON (who contribute a cover of ZZ TOP‘s “Just Got Paid”), as well as new music from PARAMORE and GOO GOO DOLLS debuting exclusively on the album. The iTunes Deluxe edition also includes tracks from BIFFY CLYRO, and SERJ TANKIAN, while the Game Stop version includes songs from MIDDLE CLASS RUT and D.R.U.G.S.

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STONE SOUR canceled the rest of its recent tour dates after drummer Roy Mayorga suffered a stroke following a gig in Des Moines, Iowa last month.

The canceled STONE SOUR concerts included stops in Rapid City, South Dakota, Fargo, North Dakota, Detroit, Libertyville, Illinois, and Columbus, Ohio.

Mayorga joined STONE SOUR in 2006 after the band’s previous drummer, Joel Ekman, was forced to leave the group in order to spend time with his son, who was diagnosed with brain stem cancer.

STONE SOUR bassist Shawn Economaki was forced to leave the band’s recent tour to deal with undisclosed “personal issues.” STONE SOUR has used a replacement bassist for some recent shows.

STONE SOUR is not scheduled to perform again until September, when the band will appear at Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival. Frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root will play shows this summer with SLIPKNOT.