Skid Row bass player Rachel Bolan is laying down the bass on the forthcoming album by Stone Sour.
In an interview with TheBackstageBeat.com, Bolan said the call from Stone Sour/Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor came out of the blue one morning. "He's like, 'Would you be interested in playing bass on the new Stone Sour record?' So, of course, I said yes, 'cause I'm a huge fan of the band and they're all really, really great guys."
Bolan is recording 23 songs for the double-disc concept album, which is the follow-up to 2010's "Audio Secrecy". The band officially split with bass player Shawn Economaki a few months ago, after he left mid-tour in 2011 to tend to personal issues. His replacement at the time was Jason Christopher, who ironically has now joined the touring band of former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach.
Corey Taylor recently told Revolver magazine that the album is a morality play about a man who's standing at the crossroads of his life trying to figure out what to do next. "He's going, 'Do I move forward and evolve? Do I become more responsible or do I run backwards and pilfer the basket of youth?' Sometimes it's romantic to live in the mistakes that you made when you were 20, and condemn yourself to perpetual adolescence."
Stone Sour's as-yet untitled fourth album is due around October via Roadrunner Records.
Thanks for the report to peter Hodgson, Gibson.com.