Stone Sour guitarist Josh Brand is looking as though he will be rejoining the band for some upcoming tour dates, according to singer Corey Taylor. Rand’s last performance with the band came last month on the ShipRocked cruise, before it was announced that Rand had to partake in treatment for unspecified issues.
“[He’s] “doing great,” said Taylor. “We actually have a two-month break coming up after this tour, so he’s actually been able to work through the things that he’s going through right now,” Corey said. “And, yeah, he’ll be ready to go for the next tour, which is… I think April [27th] is the first show.”
“[Josh] is not just somebody who I’ve been in a band with for a while; we’ve been best friends since we were 15 years old — I mean, we go way back. For me, it’s not just the worry of my cohort, my partner, my songwriting guy, my lead guitarist, it’s about worrying about my friend, my brother, somebody who let me sleep on his floor when I was homeless,” he said. “So, for me, that’s the biggest thing — worrying about him. But he seems to be doing really, really well. And, like I said, we talk every day, he’s letting us know how he’s doing. And we just support him as much as we absolutely can. And when it comes to being a friend, that’s all you really can do — just be there for them. The best way to be a friend is just to stay right where you are and just let somebody lean against you if they need it, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
JT “Doc” Berry \m/