We at Tune Of The Day wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. Have a nice one now.
Todays tune is 'X-M@$' by Corey Taylor - the first solo single from the Stone Sour & Slipknot front man. X-M@$ is available digitally from all the usual places (iTunes, play.com etc...) Proceeds from the sale of this track go to Teenage Cancer Trust.
So what’s the real story behind one of the rock genre’s most revered frontmen and a Christmas single?
Taylor explained that “I wrote this song in my kitchen one winter, listening to people bitch about the holidays. Personally, I love the holidays, but they seem to bring on severe stress in most people. So, I wrote this in honor of crotchety, drunken bastards who don’t know the difference between a yuletide and a tool shed. Plus, I think it’s funny.”
Last month, when a gap arose during the recent Stone Sour UK tour, Taylor hot-footed to Metropolis Studios in London, and tracked the tune in a single afternoon. The lyrics showcase the singer’s sense of humor and irreverence in full force, dispensing a fat dose of jocular stick-poking at those who loathe the holiday season.
However, Taylor’s joviality doesn’t stop with the song words, as he even drops a sneaky ‘Hi Simon!!’ in the single’s fade-out, as a nod to Mr. Cowell and his Xmas-hijacking X-Factor squad in the UK.
Corey Taylor- X-M@$ by Roadrunner Records
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