STONE SOUR‘s singles “Bother” and “Through Glass” have been certified platinum (one million units; each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams) and gold (half a million units), respectively, by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America).
In February 2016, the RIAA began including on-demand audio and video streams and a track sale equivalent in determining which releases get the coveted album awards, a change that followed a similar tweak in 2013 to include on-demand streams for its Digital Single Award.
As part of the new rules, 1,500 streams count as an album unit. This move came on the heels of its 2013 alteration to its Gold Single award where it announced that 100 streams would count as a single download, and in January 2016 had upped that ratio to 150 streams in recognition of how streaming had grown.
“Bother” is taken from STONE SOUR‘s gold-certified 2002 self-titled album, while “Through Glass” originally appeared on the band’s gold-certified 2006 follow-up, “Come What(ever) May”.
STONE SOUR‘s sixth studio album, “Hydrograd”, will be released in June, although an exact date has yet to be unveiled. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California.
Singer Corey Taylor has hinted that the band will leak a “heavier anthem tune” ahead of the album’s release.
About the direction of the disc, Taylor told BBC Radio One: “This album is great because it’s got elements of everything. It’s got the heavy energy of the ’80s, there’s punk moments, there’s hard rock moments, all the great amalgam of music. There’s even jazz and hip-hop moments. It’s really, really cool.”
STONE SOUR‘s last full set of new material was the “House Of Gold & Bones” double album, which was released in two parts in 2012 and 2013.