Kansas City rock station 98.9 The Rock conducted an interview with STONE SOUR/SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor when STONE SOUR played at this year’s Rockfest in Kansas City, Missouri on May 14. You can now watch the chat below.
STONE SOUR canceled the rest of its current tour dates after drummer Roy Mayorga suffered a stroke following a gig in Des Moines, Iowa earlier this week. The band said in a statement, “It is with regret that we have decided to cancel the remaining dates on our current headline tour. Our friend and drummer, Roy Mayorga, suffered a minor stroke a couple of nights ago after our show in Des Moines. He’s doing great and is expected to make a 100% recovery. We apologize to all the fans and look forward to getting back out on the road with Roy in the coming months.”
The canceled STONE SOUR concerts include 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 current tour to deal with undisclosed “personal issues.” STONE SOUR has used a replacement bassist for some recent shows.
The band’s third album, “Audio Secrecy”, has sold more than 170,000 copies in the U.S. since its September 2010 release.
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.