PICS: Stone Sour, Babymetal and Yelawolf at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Stone Sour, Yelawolf and Babymetal lit up Chula Vista's Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on June 20.

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The three bands have joined Korn on tour (also check out our Korn photo gallery on SoundDiego.com).
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Stone Sour is a metal band that formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992. They disbanded in 1997 and reunited three years later.
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Since 2006, the primary band lineup has consisted of Corey Taylor (vocals), Josh Rand (guitar), Johny Chow (bass, pictured), Christian Martucci (guitar) and Roy Mayorga (drums).
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They’ve released six studio albums, beginning with their self-titled debut in 2002.
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Their latest album is “Hydrograd,” which was released in June 2017.
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Their 2002 debut album garnered two Grammy Award nominations — both for Best Metal Performance for the singles “Get Inside” and “Inhale.”
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Their 2006 album, “Come What(Ever) May,” earned the band another Grammy Award nomination for Best Metal Performance for the single “30/30-150.”
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As of April 2017, Stone Sour has sold more than 2.1 million albums worldwide.
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Taylor also performs in another metal band you may have heard of: Slipknot. However, he wears a horror mask in that one.
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Chow is also known for his work in the bands Fireball Ministry and Cavalera Conspiracy.
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The band performed a 10-song set list on June 20 starting with “Taipei Person / Allah Tea,” “Made of Scars,” “Say You’ll Haunt Me"...
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Followed by “30/30-150,” “Tired,” “Do Me a Favor,” “Song #3,” “Through Glass,” “Absolute Zero,” and “Fabuless.”
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Yelawolf was onboard for the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre show, too.
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Born Michael Wayne Atha, he’s a hip-hop star that got his start in Gadsden, Alabama.
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He released his first independent album, “Creek Water,” in 2005. The following five years would find him releasing one EP and four mixtape.
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In January 2011, he signed a recording contract with Eminem’s record label, Shady Records. He released his major label debut “Radioactive” later that year. Also, he was featured in XXL’s Top 11 Freshmen of the year with Kendrick Lamar, Cyhi Da Prynce and Big K.R.I.T. (among others).
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“Radioactive” debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was executive produced by Eminem and featured guest appearances by him, Kid Rock, Lil Jon, Fefe Dobson (also Yelawolf’s girlfriend), Mystical, Killer Mike and Gangsta Boo (among others).
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In 2012, he released a joint EP with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker called “Psycho White.” They’ve hinted at a follow-up EP over the years. Yelawolf’s second proper studio album, “Love Story,” was released on April 21, 2015 and his third, tentatively titled “Trial By Fire,” is long-rumored to be out sometime this year.
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Babymetal helped open the show. Formed in 2010 in Japan, the metal outfit plays a hybrid of heavy metal and J-pop. The group is fronted by three female singers: Suzuka Nakamoto (aka Su-metal), You Mizuno (aka Yuimetal) and Moa Kikuchi (aka Moametal). They are backed by the Kami Band, who typically don ghostly garb.
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Babymetal’s June 20 set list included the following songs: “Babymetal Death,” “Yava!,” “Catch Me If You Can” (with Kami Band intro), “Megitsune,” “Karate,” and “Gimme Chocolate!!”
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