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Formed: 1995
From: Des Moines, IA, United States
Last Known Status: Active


Formed in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1995, Slipknot was a nine-member alternative metal band whose members adopted numerals as performing aliases; the stabilized lineup, in order from 0 to 8, included DJ Sid Wilson, drummer Joey Jordison, bassist Paul Grey, percussionist Chris Fehn, guitarist James Root, sampler/programmer Craig Jones, percussionist Shawn Crahan, guitarist Mic Thompson, and vocalist Corey Taylor.

In 1996, the group self-released an album titled Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. and attracted the attention of several labels, including Roadrunner, which signed the band the following year. Slipknot's eponymous official debut was released in 1999.

Slipknot has been a wide attraction on Ozzfest. Many people want to see what makes this band tick. With nine members, halloween masks, and metal they certainly are an attraction.

Latest Slipknot News

Below is our complete Slipknot news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Korn Premieres New Song & Music Video

Korn premieres a new song and music video entitled "A Different World", taken from the upcoming new album "The Serenity Of Suffering".

"A Different World" also features a guest appearance from Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour).

Check out now "A Different World" below.

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Asking Alexandria Streaming 2 New Cover Tracks

Asking Alexandria has launched the official streams of the band's cover versions of Slipknot‘s "Duality" and My Chemical Romance‘s "Famous Last Words" below.

The Slipknot cover appears on Metal Hammer‘s recently released 30th anniversary album, while the My Chemical Romance cover was recorded for Rock Sound‘s tribute to My Chemical Romance‘s "The Black Parade". Check out "Duality" below.

Asking Alexandria - Famous Last Words (My Chemical Romance cover) can be streamed here: More...

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Sinsaenum Premieres New Lyric Video

Sinsaenum - the international blackened death metal act featuring Mayhem vocalist Attila Csihar, ex-Chimaira vocalist Sean Zatorsky, DragonForce bassist Frédéric Leclercq and ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison - premieres a new lyric video for the "Anfang Des Albtraumes". The song appears on the band's full length debut "Echoes of the Tortured", out now via earMusic.

Check out now "Anfang Des Albtraumes" below.

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Chicago Open Air Day Three

Day 3: Sunday 7/17/2016

The best part of being Cuban/Irish is that I'm tan year round but still shrivel up like bacon when exposed to too much sunlight. I had the nastiest sunburn ever which even days later had my forehead covered in acne and the skin on my nose flaking off. And after looking at myself in the mirror, the first two words that came to mind were, “worth it.” As somebody too perpetually broke to wear sunscreen and already shelling out ungodly amounts of money just to stay fed and hydrated, a sunburn was a rather small price to pay to continue to have a really great time.

Since my arctic camo shorts were completely drenched in beer, I decided that now was the time to break out an even more egregious pair of camo shorts. Neon green and black are a pattern that can't blend into any environment which is why I bought them in the first place. Just the most outrageous thing I could possibly own... and now I had an excuse!

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I missed the first three acts since I got there late. I kept waking up later each morning due to the sheer quantity of alcohol I was drinking as my car needed engine repairs and that meant that I wasn't driving. That fact that the gates opened earlier with each passing day didn't help either since Gemini Syndrome started playing a full half hour earlier than Through Fire did on Friday. So I ultimately have no opinions on Gemini Syndrome, Upon a Burning Body or We Came As Romans and I'm not going to fabricate a story just for the sake of comprehensiveness. There are some videos on Youtube and I watched them but I still lack anything resembling an opinion since bootlegs can never compare to the real thing. More...

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Corey Taylor Smacks Phone Out Of Fan's Hand

Slipknot is currently out on the road performing a rescheduled tour that was pushed back due to Corey Taylor undergoing surgery.

During one stop of the trek, a fan at the front of the show apparently had some very important texting to do, which resulted in a less-than-pleased Taylor making a pretty strong statement about his feelings on texting during a live performance. Check out what he does below.

This predictably led to many taking to their own phones to voice displeasure, which created a long string of back and forth Tweets between Taylor and fans (check out the first few after the jump).


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Slipknot Reschedules Tour After Surgery

Following unplanned surgery for Corey Taylor, Slipknot has rescheduled the start of the band's upcoming tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men.

The first 12 dates on the tour have been delayed and are rescheduled for August. The tour will now start on June 28th in Nashville, TN.

Tickets for affected dates will be honored for the rescheduled dates unless noted with an asterisk below. No action is needed in these markets.

In Denver and Las Vegas, tickets for the previous show dates must be refunded and repurchased. Refunds will be available at original point of purchase. Purchasers will be offered an early buying opportunity for tickets to the rescheduled show at the new venue on the new date. More...

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Louder Than Life Announces 2016 Lineup

Following a 2015 sellout with 50,000 in attendance, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1st & 2nd, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine.

The festival features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many more.

Louder Than Life founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents declares: “Louisville: The home of bourbon. Great people. Great food. How can those ingredients not make a perfect place to have a festival? This is a place you have to visit if you’re a lover of bourbon, a lover of food…a lover of life. I asked my team how we could top last year’s Louder Than Life sellout. The easy answer? Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold." More...

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Just For Fun

Bunch Of Animals Covering Slipknot's "Duality"

YouTuber "Insane Cherry" has posted a new video titled "Slipknot - Duality (Animal Cover)". You can now check out Knot's "Duality" as performed by a bunch of animals below.

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Ozzfest And Knotfest Combining

Remember that new collaboration teased via Twitter between Ozzy and Slipknot back when it looked like Ozzy had gone missing? Turns out Ozzfest and Knotfest are going to combine together.

The news was announced today in an event at Los Angeles today where Sharon and Ozzy appeared together with the members of Slipknot (check out footage below).

This new combined festival is set for Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) and Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest) at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. Tickets will go on sale May 20th. Confirmed bands include: More...

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Hesitation Wounds Premieres New Song "Operative"

Hesitation Wounds (Slipknot, Touche Amore etc.) premieres a new song entitled "Operative", taken from the upcoming new album "Awake For Everything", which will be out in stores May 27 via 6131 Records.

Check out now "Operative" below.

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Slipknot Details New Tour With Marilyn Manson

Slipknot just announced full details of a massive summer headline tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men.

The North American trek will see the Grammy Award-winning group bringing an explosive live show across North America, kicking off June 9th at Salt Lake City, Utah’s USANA Amphitheatre (see tour itinerary below).

Slipknot Fan Club ticket presales will begin March 1st at 12:00 PM local time at this location, followed by Citibank presales on March 2nd, local Live Nation and radio presales on March 3rd and general onsale March 4th at 10:00 AM local time.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will be launching a new radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Titled "A Series of Bleeps with Corey Taylor," the first installment is set to air to air Wednesday March 2nd at 7:00 PM PT on Beats 1, with an encore Thursday the 3rd at 9:00 AM PT.

".5: The Gray Chapter," Slipknot’s fifth studio album for Roadrunner Records and first since 2008’s "All Hope Is Gone" made a stunning chart debut upon its arrival in October of 2014. See the band live with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice And Men on these dates: More...

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Slipknot Announces Tour With Marilyn Manson

Fresh off losing the “Best Metal Performance” Grammy award to Ghost, Slipknot has laid plans for a massive summer headline tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men.

The North American trek will see the group bringing explosive live show across the U.S., with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and many more (see tour markets below, dates and venues still TBA). The band will be revealing full details of this upcoming summer tour in the coming weeks. More...

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Multi-Cam Footage Of Slipknot's Vienna Gig Posted

Multi-camera video footage of Slipknot's January 26 performance in Vienna, Austria can be seen below. Slipknot kicked off its latest European headlining tour on January 18 in Helsinki, Finland.

Check out now "The Negative One" below:

Another clip for "Skeptic" can be seen after the jump: More...

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2016 Grammy Metal Performance Nominees Announced

Ready to rage all over again about the lack of metal knowledge in the Grammy awards? It's that time of year again...

If you aren't familiar with this amusing setup, there isn't actually a "best metal album" or "best metal song" category.

Instead, the Grammy's feature a token "best metal performance" nomination that typically involves a bunch of mainstream rock bands and one or two metal groups.

The 2015 winner was Tenacious D covering a Dio track while the 2012 winner was rock band Halestorm.

This year's nominees surprisingly actually include some metal bands, but of course only those that are most well known. The 2016 Grammy nominees for "Best Metal Performance" are: More...

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Metal Bands React To Paris Terrorist Attacks

Members of Metallica, Pantera, In Flames, Testament, AC/DC, Kiss, Slipknot, Mötley Crüe, Slash, Warbringer, Aborted, Periphery, Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, Raising The Veil, Born Of Osiris, All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Textures and Anthrax etc. are among the musicians who have (so far) reacted with shock and pledges of solidarity for France following the killing of scores of people in attacks in Paris on Friday night. Some of their views can be seen below.


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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Slaps WWE’s Baron Corbin

Corey Taylor (vocalist of Slipknot, Stone Sour) and WWE NXT wrestler Baron Corbin were exchanging verbal assaults on social media in the weeks leading up to last weekend’s "Aftershock Festival" in Sacramento, CA. Yesterday saw the payoff, as Baron Corbin took a slap from Corey Taylor who was in the audience.

Check it out below:

Some more footage can be seen after the jump: More...

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Teenage Time Killers Live Footage Posted

Supergroup Teenage Time Killers - featuring musicians of Slipknot/Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Prong, Municipal Waste etc.- took to the stage September 12th for the band's first-ever live performance. The concert was held at "The Fonda Theatre", in Hollywood, CA.

Check out fan-filmed live footage of the Misfits cover "Where Eagles Dare" below, featuring Corey Taylor, Randy Blythe, Peter Stahl, Tommy Victor, Lee Ving:

Artists originally booked for the performance included: More...

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Aftershock Festival Teams Up With Scream Park

Monster Energy's Aftershock Festival has joined forces with Slipknot's Scream Park for the Aftershock Pre-Party on Friday, October 23 from 7pm to midnight in Sacramento, CA.

Hell or Highwater will headline the Pre-Party (with more bands to be announced) and has also been added to the Saturday, October 24 lineup of the Aftershock Festival at Gibson Ranch just outside Sacramento, CA.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan have partnered with Sacramento based Scream Park California to produce an event that explores a whole new, intensely visceral world of horror, as only Slipknot can provide. Slipknot's Scream Park features three haunted houses and thunderous live horror entertainment and will also have an onsite presence at Aftershock on October 24 and 25. More...

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Slipknot Comments On Bassist Situation

After it was announced that Slipknot's bassist had collapsed during last night's show in Hartford and was taken to the hospital, the band has now issued the following statement about the situation:

"After a medical emergency during last night's show, we are relieved to let everyone know that our bass player, Alex 'V-Man' Venturella, is well on the road to recovery.

"Alex collapsed mid-set after feeling unwell and as a precautionary measure was taken to hospital where he was found to be suffering from severe dehydration. After recuperating overnight, he has now been discharged from hospital and is on his way back to his Slipknot family.

"All being well, Alex will be back onstage with us tomorrow in Mansfield, MA. We thank everyone who reached out with messages and well wishes for Alex and we look forward to be being back at full tilt for the rest of the Summer's Last Stand tour." More...

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Slipknot Bassist Rushed To Hospital During Show

Update: Slipknot has now issued a statement about the situation and stated Venturella will be rejoining the band tomorrow. Read it over here.

Slipknot had to perform as an eight-piece last night after bassist Alessandro Venturella was rushed to hospital six songs into the set. A short clip of frontman Corey Taylor addressing the fans can be seen below:

"I’m gonna let you know what’s going on right now. I’m sorry to say that our bass player, Alex, had… something happened. I’m not sure what happened. He’s been put into an ambulance and he’s going to the hospital right now as we speak. But I want you all to make fucking noise for him, send him some fucking love. Now, we had a choice to come back out here. We’ve had to modify some shit, but we’re gonna keep on playing for you. It’s what we want, it’s what Alex would fucking want."

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