STONE SOUR's second album, "Come What(ever) May", has surpassed 500,000 units shipped as of Wednesday (Dec. 6), making it elligible to be certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).The album, which debuted at No. 4 on the Top 200 with over 80,000 units sold in its first week, has been on the Hard Rock Album Chart's Top 10 since release 18 weeks ago, and features the hit singles "Through Glass", "Sillyworld" and "30/30-150". The latter has also been nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category, where the band will face stiff competition from SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON and MINISTRY. As previously reported, an 11-minute audio interview with STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, conducted this week by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF 101.1 FM, has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). Taylor will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Saturday, December 30 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time (between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST) at BBC.co.uk. STONE SOUR's sophomore release, "Come What(ever) May", has been certified gold in Canada for sales in excess of 50,000 copies. STONE SOUR will tour Canada as openers for EVANESCENCE in January. Live STONE SOUR tracks will appear on the 2006 Family Values Tour CD and DVD, both arriving at the end of this month.
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