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Stone Sour set to release first live album

Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

Stone Sour will release its first official live album, Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno, on December 13th. The set features 16 of the band’s most popular tracks captured at a single show, including “Absolute Zero,” “Through Glass,” “Bother,” “Get Inside” and “Song #3,” all recorded live on October 5th, 2018.

The album will be available on CD, digitally, and as a numbered 180-gram double vinyl package, limited to just 2500 copies, which also includes a poster, backstage pass, guitar pick, autographed setlist and a download card.

Guitarist Josh Rand said in a statement, “This is the Reno show in its entirety, just how it went down on October 5th, 2018. We’re extremely proud of the fact that it’s 100% live with absolutely no overdubs! It’s not perfect but neither are we.”

Stone Sour has been off the road and out of sight since completing the touring cycle for its 2017 studio album Hydrograd. Singer Corey Taylor has been working with Slipknot since then, recording and currently touring behind that group’s sixth LP, We Are Not Your Kind.

Taylor told us a while back how he manages to balance his different projects: “The thing that I found with myself is that I can juggle a lot of stuff, but if I’m doing too much at the same time, I can’t really put that Taylor energy into it, you know — whatever that means, usually not a good thing — but the thing I noticed is that if they’re not all due at the same time, I can focus on one, get that as close to completion as I can, and then jump to the next one.”

CHECK IT OUT: Listen to “Absolute Zero” from the live LP (warning – offensive language):

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