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Stone Sour Drummer Suffers A Stroke

Stone Sour canceled the remainder of its U.S. spring tour after drummer Roy Mayorga, 41, suffered a “minor stroke” following the band’s May 15 show in Des Moines, Iowa.

A release issued by the band stated “He's doing great and is expected to make a 100% recovery. We apologize to all the fans and look forward to getting back out on the road with Roy in the coming months.”

The band had only a handful of show left on their itinerary after touring extensively to promote the 2010 release Audio Secrecy. The canceled gigs were in Rapid City, South Dakota; Fargo, North Dakota; Detroit, Michigan; Libertyville, Illinois; and Columbus, Ohio.

Mayorga joined Stone Sour in 2006 after long tenures with Soulfly, Nausea, and a host of other metal bands.

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  • You’re a great drummer, Roy. Get well soon