November 23, 2015
Stone Sour are streaming their rendition of the Iron Maiden’s ‘Running Free’. The cover is featured on the band’s covers EP, Straight Outta Burbank’. The EP’s release will be part of Record Store Day’s annual event, Black Friday, according to Blabbermouth. The event annually occurs in the US the day after Thanksgiving. Stream the band’s version of Iron Maiden’s ‘Running Free’ below.
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Stone Sour will release 5,000 copies of the covers EP on vinyl on November 27. Bedies Iron Maiden, you will hear cover versions of hits by The Rolling Stones (with Lzzy Hale as a guest vocalist), Slayer, Mötley Crüe and more metal legends.
The band’s singer, Corey Taylor, explains the choice of ‘Running Free’ in an interview with Metal Hammer: “Well, if you’re going to cover something, then you want to make sure you go for the best. It’s no secret that I’m a huge IRON MAIDEN fan because… I mean… it’s fucking MAIDEN, man! They’ve got so many great songs and I think they’ve got two vocalists that really led the charge you know. Not to put anything down that they did with Blaze [Bayley], but growing up it was [Paul] Di’Anno and [Bruce] Dickinson for me. So it was just a case of figuring out which tune we wanted to do and ‘Running Free’ just had the spirit of what we were looking for. You know, it’s kickass, it’s driving, it’s got the great MAIDEN guitar breaks that makes them such a special band. So, once we settled on that song and really got into it, we were really stoked.”
Stone Sour’s ‘Straight Outta Burbank’ EP Tracklist:
01. Sailin’ On (BAD BRAINS cover)
02. Running Free (IRON MAIDEN cover)
03. Gimme Shelter (THE ROLLING STONES cover) (feat. Lzzy Hale)
04. Too Fast For Love (MÖTLEY CRÜE cover)
05. Seasons In The Abyss (SLAYER cover)
The vocalist also said mentioned that the band’s third covers EP, titled No Sleep ‘Till Burbank. will feature new covers of Van Halen, Vionelnt Femmes, Rage Against The Machine and AC/DC.