Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has announced a new solo EP CMFB...Sides will be released on Friday 25th February. Listen to the first single, a cover of John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band’s On The Dark Side below now.
CMFB...Sides adds another dimension to Taylor's critically acclaimed solo catalogue, with the GRAMMY® Award-winning singer / songwriter, actor, and New York Times Best-Selling Author venturing into sonic territory both new and unfamiliar. CMFB…Sides comprises nine unreleased B-sides, covers of tunes that inspired the band, acoustic renditions, and live versions.
Taylor preserves the windows-down and arena-ready spirit of On The Dark Side made famous by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band in the 1983 film Eddie and the Cruisers, and strips the 1981 classic Lunatic Fringe by Red Rider down to a striking acoustic number. He and his cohorts hypercharge Got To Choose by KISS and lock into a punchy punk gallop during All This And More from Dead Boys. Initially recorded for The Metallica Blacklist, the EP also features Taylor’s snarling cover of Holier Than Thou from Metallica’s The Black Album, which you can listen to below.
Elsewhere Eddie Money’s Shakin transforms into a roaring banger with all of the original’s swagger intact. Also included are acoustic takes on Kansas and Halfway Down from Taylor’s 2020 full-length debut, CMFT, and a powerhouse live medley of Home and Stone Sour’s famous Come What(ever) May finale Zzyxz Rd, which is set to be accompanied by a performance video captured during his epic Forum Or Against 'Em live stream from LA's The Forum. The performance video will premiere on Taylor's official YouTube channel on the Monday 14th February, making it the perfect Valentine's Day soundtrack for romantic Maggots.
CMFB...Sides furthers the legacy of the milestone setting CMFT which saw him make history when reached #1 at US Active Rock Radio with his powerful single Black Eyes Blue.” The achievement put Taylor in a class all his own, cementing him as the first artist in the history of the format to reach #1 with three separate projects, following chart-topping efforts from his band’s Slipknot and Stone Sour. CMFT made impressive debuts worldwide at #1 on Billboard’s Current Hard Rock Albums chart, while claiming #2 on Current Rock Albums, #6 on Vinyl Albums, and #9 on the Top Albums charts. CMFT landed Top 10 on the official album charts in Australia (#8 ARIA debut), Germany, Switzerland and Austria, with Top 20 debuts in the United Kingdom, Finland and Japan (international chart).
Watch the video for Black Eyes Blue below.
1. Holier Than Thou (Metallica Cover)
2. All This And More (Dead Boys Cover)
3. Kansas (Acoustic)
4. Shakin’ (Eddie Money Cover)
5. Home/Zzyxz Rd (Live)
6. Lunatic Fringe (Red Rider Cover)
7. Got To Choose (KISS Cover)
8. Halfway Down (Acoustic)
9. On The Dark Side (John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band Cover)
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