Record Store Day 2015 has come and gone, and with the exception of that Deja Entendu release, which sold out almost immediately everywhere, a lot of people were able to pick up some pretty fantastic releases. One such release was Stone Sour’s covers EP, Meanwhile in Burbank, which featured some pretty good covers of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Kiss, Judas Priest, and Alice in Chains. If you weren’t able to pick up the full EP on vinyl, or just don’t have a stereo system, never fear! The internet is always here!
You can listen to Meanwhile in Burbank, here:
Now, off the back of this newest release, the band have announced that they will be releasing TWO more covers EPs, Straight Out of Burbank and No Sleep ’Til Burbank! Speaking to Jamey Jasta on his official podcast, The Jasta Show, Corey Taylor talked about these two new upcoming releases from the band, saying:
"It's pretty cool the way we're doing it. We're doing the exclusive 'Record Store day' [release]. And I know there's plans to release it later — I'm not sure when — just to kind of build a buzz around it. It's kind of jumped out of our hands, which is pretty sweet. We were just kind of doing this to kind of fill in some blanks and have some fun and do whatever. There's obviously the little bit of negativity where everybody's just, like, 'Oh, well, they're doing covers. They're over.' And it's, like, that's not exactly why we're doing it, assholes. So just settle down and go back to your troll den and figure it out."
And as for the source material for the covers, Taylor also teased:
"The next [collection of covers], just to give you a little hint, it's got everything from Bad Brains to Mötley Crüe on it. And then the third one is gonna probably have everything from Violent Femmes to Rage Against the Machine.”
You can listen to the full interview here:
Despite the hilariously subtle use of the phrase 'troll den', it sounds like a very interesting release! Any kind of Bad Brains cover is deserving of some kind of attention, and it’ll definitely be interesting to see what the band can do differently for a Rage Against the Machine cover. No official release date has been announced, so definitely keep a close eye on the band, for now.