Stone Sour Had No Idea They Were Being Recorded For Live Album

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Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand told the "Metal Sucks Podcast" that the band had no idea it was being recorded for its first official live album when it played a show in Reno, Nevada on October 5th, 2018.

Rand explained, "The initial plan was for us to record on the Russian tour, and the equipment came in a couple of days early. Our (tour manager) ended up hooking it up, just wanted to test run it at the Reno show, didn't tell any of us and he recorded the show."

The guitarist continued, "The next day he's like, 'Hey, guys. I recorded last night's show. Check it out.' We're, like ,'Yeah…' We listened to it back and we were all pretty stoked with the performance of everything. We had no idea, so we didn't have that pressure of 'We're recording' or anything . . . We just decided we should put this out and not do anything to it -- leave it exactly like it is, 100 percent raw and live with no overdubs or anything."

The album, titled Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno, arrives on December 13th on CD, digital, and as a numbered 180-gram double vinyl package. The latter is limited to 2500 copies and includes a poster, backstage pass, guitar pick, autographed setlist and more.