Corey Taylor will have very little rest this year, as he'll be going from a Slipknot summer tour right into the next Stone Sour album. Taylor says, "The new album, which does have a title but I won't give it away yet, is slated to be released October 2012." Taylor and the band have been recording the album at Sound Farm Studios just outside of their hometown of Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Staind).

Scott Weiland has confirmed the rumors that Stone Temple Pilots will perform their debut album, Core, in its entirety on their upcoming tour Weiland tells Rolling Stone, "I think it'll be really fun, because the one thing that I got tired of was sort of playing the same basic set list every night. It was like, 'the hits.' This way, it's something different, and I think it will be cool."

Weiland adds that he'd be willing to work with Velvet Revolver again after their brief reunion at a charity gig in January. He says, "If Maynard [James Keenan] can do it with A Perfect Circle and Tool, then there's no reason why I shouldn't go and do it with both bands."

STP's tour starts on September 1st in Hershey, Pennsylvania.