STONE SOUR Frontman's Holiday Single Fails To Topple SIMON COWELL

According to The Pulse Of Radio, STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor's satirical holiday single, "XM@$", failed to stop the latest Christmas offering by Simon Cowell's current "The X Factor" winner from hitting No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the week before Christmas. Winner Matt Cardle's cover of BIFFY CLYRO's "Many Of Horror", renamed "When We Collide", topped the chart when it was published on Sunday (December 19).

Taylor's track only hit No. 37 but Taylor said, "No. 37 is brilliant, especially after only seven days on sale. The main thing is the Teenage Cancer Trust will benefit from the money, and the publicity. That's what really matters here."

The latest bid to stop another pop artist from the Cowell factory from hitting No. 1came after a Facebook campaign helped RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's rap-metal track "Killing In The Name" defeat last year's "The X Factor" winner in a stunning upset.

As for Taylor, he and STONE SOUR will spend the holidays at home before prepping for January's "Nightmare After Christmas" tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio it made sense for STONE SOUR to hit the road with AVENGED again after doing the Uproar tour together last summer. "We started bonding on Uproar, you know, got to hang out a lot on the U.K. tour, you know, it's just a lot of fun," he said. "It was kind of one of those things where it was like, 'Well, hell, that worked there and we're both going out in January again, let's hook up again.' It just made a lot of sense to just kind of jump out and do it again."

STONE SOUR is touring behind its third album, "Audio Secrecy", released earlier this year. The CD's latest single is "Hesitate".

Taylor will also team with STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis for a New Year's Eve (December 31) gig in Tampa, Florida.

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