Adding another dimension to his critically acclaimed solo catalog, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer / songwriter, actor, and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Corey Taylor has revealed the details for his new EP CMFB…Sides, arriving Friday, February 25, 2022 on Roadrunner Records.
CMFB…Sides comprises nine unreleased B-sides, covers of tunes that inspired the band, acoustic renditions, and live versions. Taylor preserves the windows-down and arena-ready spirit of On The Dark Side made famous by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band in the 1983 film Eddie and the Cruisers, and strips the 1981 classic Lunatic Fringe by Red Rider down to a striking acoustic number. Furthermore, he and his cohorts hypercharge Got To Choose by Kiss and lock into a punchy punk gallop during All This And More from Dead Boys. Initially recorded for The Metallica Blacklist, the EP also features Taylor’s snarling cover of Holier Than Thou from Metallica’s The Black Album. Perhaps most surprisingly, they transform Eddie Money’s Shakin into a roaring banger with all of the original’s swagger intact. Plus, the EP boasts acoustic takes on Kansas and Halfway Down from Taylor’s 2020 full-length debut, CMFT, and a powerhouse live medley of Home and Stone Sour’s famous Come What(ever) May finale Zzyxz Rd.
This coming Monday, February 14, Taylor will release a performance video of the live Home / Zzyxz Rd medley which was originally filmed during his epic Forum Or Against ‘Em livestream from the iconic Los Angeles venue, The Forum. Fans can visit Taylor’s official YouTube channel on the 14 to watch the performance.
Check out On The Dark Side below.