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

Background

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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Lacuna Coil Singer And Bassist Split

In the latest issue of the Metal Hammer magazine, Lacuna Coil frontwoman Cristina Scabbia confirmed that she is no longer involved in a relationship with the group's bass player, Marco Coti Zelati, after spending 10 years together. Asked about the reports that she is currently dating Slipknot and Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root, Cristina (who was wearing a Slipknot shirt during the interview) declined to comment, adding that "People might want to know about everything, about me as an artist, but my private life... It's my private life. People that I care about are going to get hurt reading this."

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Slipknot Re-Release Albums In Japan w/ DVDs

Slipknot have just had both their 1999 self-titled album and 2001's 'Iowa' re-released in Japan. Each features a bonus DVD with the relevant promotional videos.

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Slipknot, KSE, Unearth 2005 Dates Announced

The following Canadian Slipknot dates with Killswitch Engage and Unearth have been announced:

Jan. 07 Quebec City, QUE @ Centre du Foire
Jan. 08 Montreal, QUE @ Jarry Indoor Tennis
Jan. 09 Mississauga, ONT @ Arrow Hall
Jan. 13 Calgar, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral
Jan. 14 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center

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Slipknot, Chevelle Do 'Offraod Fury 3' Soundtrack

Slipknot, Lostprophets and Chevelle are all to have songs featured on the soundtrack for the game 'Offroad Fury 3'. This is a racing game, due out next week in the United States.

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Satyricon Stick With Joey Jordison

Contrary to previous reports, Norwegian black metalheads Satyricon are not looking for another drummer to join the band for their upcoming US tour. As previously reported, Slipknot's Joey Jordison will temporarily fill in for Frost, who is unable to get an American visa at the moment.

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Satyricon To Hold Drummer Auditions In Los Angeles

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will be auditioning drummers in Los Angeles the last week of November (possibly Nov. 24-25) to join them on tour in North America during the coming months.

The never-ending saga of SATYRICON drummer Frost's inability to enter the U.S. due to heightened homeland security has forced SATYRICON frontman Satyr to seek a temporary touring replacement. The band will still be utilizing the services of SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison on their upcoming headlining U.S. trek, which is scheduled to kick off December 2 in San Francisco, CA.

All drummers interested in auditioning for SATYRICON should contact Hamps Koulayan at the group's record label, EatUrMusic: hamps@eaturmusic.com.

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Cataract Video On Air Now At Viva Plus

From Cataracts official website:

Hey cataractians! Our video for "Nothings Left" is on air now! Please vote for it! Follow this link (you have to log in first before you vote). Thank you so much for your support! More news soon!

The list also includes videos from Nightwish, Fear Factory, Children of Bodom, Slipknot, Shadows Fall, Sepultura, Rammstein and more.

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Slipknot's London Performance Photos

Slipknot performed in concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England on Saturday (October 9). You can check out the pictures from LFI.

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Watch Slipknot's 'Vermillion' Video Online

Slipknot is out with the video to their new single 'Vermillion'. You can watch it online at viva.tv in broadband. or modem.

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Satyricon US Tour Plans, Including Joey Jordison

On December 2nd SATYRICON will kick off their second US tour of the year. The tour will include SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison on drums, who will be acting as a replacement for drummer Frost who's inability to enter the US has been due to heightened homeland security. Frontman Satyr had this to say about touring the US, "Frost's Visa to enter the States case has made everything extremely difficult for us and there have even been times I've thought to give up on touring America.”

...but carried on to say, “I'm just very glad that we have a new tour lined up. I think all of our fans stateside will agree that SATYRICON deserve a better chance to establish the band and our style of music we believe in than, more so than we've had so far.

I think our music, our effort and all the people who believe in SATYRICON in the US want us to succeed and Joey Jordison is a good example of that. I never had to convince him that touring with Satyricon would be "cool". It was rather a question of overcoming the practical obstacles with Joey being a key member of a very successful band. His enthusiasm and skills are exactly what SATYRICON needs to raise the spirit in the camp. I have looked for drummers over here and most of them are afraid they can't match Frost's level of drumming so they pull out before we even get started with them. Joey and I have spent a lot of time making sure he is well prepared and it is nice to be able to fulfill the wishes of all the fans I talked to on the MORBID ANGEL tour who wanted to see us play in America. SATYRICON is coming back!"

Dates lined up so far include (subject to change): More...

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Slipknot Collecting Maggot Art

Slipknot is looking to collect Maggot art, pictures, letters, pictures of tattoos - anything and everything from all the Maggots out there. If you have anything you created that you'd like to send to the Knot, please email the image of it to: Slipknot@roadrunnerrecords.com.

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Photos From Berlin Slayer & Slipknot Performance

Slayer and Slipknot performed on Sunday (September 26) at the Arena in Berlin, Germany. Check out pictures from Abaca (Slipknot / Slayer) and LFI (Slipknot / Slayer).

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Preview The Headbangers Ball Vol 2 CD Online

Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here

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Slipknot's Craig Jones To Miss Shows In Europe

SLIPKNOT's "samples and media" guy, Craig Jones #133 (a.k.a. #5), has been forced to sit out the early portion of the group's current European tour due to a "medical emergency." The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows:

"We've made it thru 10 years without a member of SLIPKNOT missing a single show, but due to emergency medical reasons one of our brothers has been forced to return to Des Moines, IA.

"Craig Jones #133 ( #5), has been suffering incredible pain during the first week of our European tour and has been unable to eat or sleep properly. Therefore, a decision was made for him to return to the States for emergency dental surgery.

"We made a band decision to continue the tour without Craig and to not let our European fans and friends down. The shows and fans, on this tour, have been some of the most insane of our career and we look forward to that each night.

"We expect to have 133 rejoin the tour within the next 3-4 weeks, but until that time Sid Wilson will be handling the majority of his parts.

"We'll miss him on and off stage and wish him the best and a safe return."

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Slipknot Mercedes Benz Being Auctioned On Ebay

A special one-off SLIPKNOT Mercedes is up for grabs and bidding on E-Bay right now, head here to check the online auction out.

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Corey Taylor: "I Am Not Dead"

Tim Higgins of Des Moines Register is reporting that Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has rejected Internet reports declaring his death.

A prank — fueled by the Internet and radio — led many to believe that Taylor, who also fronts Stone Sour, had died this week. "First it was an overdose, than a fatal car crash," wife Scarlett Taylor said Friday night (Sept. 17).

She had already received dozens of calls from worried friends and fans, known as maggots.

The buzz began Tuesday (Sept. 14) when Chicago radio shock jock Mancow Muller started talking about the death, Taylor said. A prank web site declared Taylor's death Friday.

Even Taylor's own manager had called concerned, the family said as it took a break from pizza and chocolate cake at a party to celebrate Corey and Scarlett's son's second birthday.

Worried neighbors had feared the worst and reported seeing "not the usual crowd" entering the Taylors' tony South of Grand Avenue home Friday night. The guests were there for the toddler's party.

"I am not dead," Taylor yelled from the front patio. His father-in-law laughed and said, "Reports of his death are greatly exaggerated."

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Slipknot To Launch Two-Pronged Radio Campaign

Slipknot have announced plans to follow up a Top 5 single, entitled "Duality", with their own brand of duality: a radio campaign that takes two versions, "Vermilion" and "Vermilion Pt. 2", to Slipknot fans simultaneously.

The two versions of "Vermilion" are songs that represent the expression of the myriad of artistic and technical strengths this groundbreaking act possesses. Both will simultaneously impact all rock radio formats and national video channels in early October and both appear on Slipknot's critically-acclaimed album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", which is quickly approaching platinum sales status.

The song "Vermilion" begins the story of obsession, with a gothic rock beat and frustrated, aggressive vocal. "Vermilion Pt. 2" is a haunting continuation of the story, complete with acoustic guitar, violin and Corey Taylor's pained, vulnerable delivery. The melody and the overriding theme run through both versions, making them integral pieces to the same complex puzzle. "The differences (between the two tracks) are subtle — 'Vermilion Pt. 1' is about the enrapturing, the buildup, the anticipation and the neurosis," says Taylor. "'Part 2' is the aftermath, the pieces that have to be picked up later, and maybe the guilt of having lived through it."

A separate video was shot for each version of the track in Los Angeles in late-August. The clip for "Vermilion" was directed by Tony Petrossian and M. Shawn Crahan, co-directors of the "Duality" video. The video for "Vermilion Pt. 2" is being directed by Mark Klasfeld (whose work includes videos for Nelly, Vanessa Carlton, Sum 41, and Shyne). Expect both videos to defy your expectations of Slipknot and show the band as you have never seen them before.

The concept of the "Vermilion" video follows a young woman whose life is completely out of phase with the rest of the world. For every day that goes by her, she grows further away from her imprint of time in this reality. All she can do is stand alone and contemplate her isolation. Throughout the video, the only things in balance are her visions of the members of Slipknot in her subconscious. "This is REAL," says the co-director (also known as the Clown) "We chose to go down an artistic wormhole, and give our fans a beginning look of what else lies within our thought process. Whereas 'Duality' captured the real intimacy of what we share with our fans, with 'Vermilion', we finalize that chapter by grabbing a hold of our fans and taking them deeper into the experience of Slipknot. It's all starting over again — THIS IS REAL!"

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Slipknot To Play Korea For First Time

Slipknot will play their first concert in South Korea in November. This highly anticipated gig will finally take place after the cancellation of the group's original show in early February due to delays in the production of the band's latest album, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)." Hardcore Slipknot fans in South Korea previously had to travel to Japan to see the group perform in concert, and this first gig in Seoul, South Korea is expected to be a monster rock event. "Women and the physically weak are being advised to take the upper seat sections, allowing the standing section to be filled with men and foreigners living in South Korea," according to a posting on the Korean Slipknot fan site SlipknotMania.com. Tickets go on sale on September 20.

As previously reported, Slipknot will be releasing their third DVD sometime next year. The exact timing and content of the DVD has yet to be determined.

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Ozzfest Show Report For August 26th In Camden NJ

The day was August 26th, the day of the Ozzfest, the festival all metal-heads know and worship. Bringing the heaviest tour to the masses year after year. This year was a year to remember with bands like Slayer, Judas Priest, Lamb of God, Slipknot, and upcomers Atreyu, Bleeding Through, and Lacuna Coil; among others. More...

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Kerrang! Music Awards Nominations Released

SLIPKNOT, METALLICA, THE DARKNESS, H.I.M., RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and BLINK-182 are battling it out for the "Best Band" award at the Kerrang! Awards 2004, according to the BBC News.

The nominees for Kerrang! were revealed at a live gig in London on Tuesday (August 24), where bands like the LOSTPROPHETS, BIFFY CLYRO and MINUS performed for 500 delighted rock fans.

Previous big-name winners include FOO FIGHTERS, BON JOVI, MARILYN MANSON, AC/DC and IGGY POP.

Seven of this year's awards have been voted for by the public, with the remainder judged by the Kerrang! team.

The awards themselves will take place at a top-secret location on Thursday.

Kerrang! Awards 2004 nominees:

Best British Newcomer:

AMPLIFIER
YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO
REUBEN
OCEANSIZE
THE GLITTERATI

Best International Newcomer :

THE RASMUS
VELVET REVOLVER
BRAND NEW
MINUS
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

Best Single:

ASH – "Orpheus"
LOSTPROPHETS – "Last Train Home"
THE RASMUS - "In The Shadows"
H.I.M. - "Funeral Of Hearts"
LINKIN PARK - "Breaking The Habit"
EVANESCENCE - "Going Under"

Best Album:

SLIPKNOT -"Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)"
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE -"The End of Heartache"
MUSE – "Absolution"
LOSTPROPHETS - "Start Something"
BLINK-182 – "Blink-182"
THE DISTILLERS - "Coral Fang"

Best Video:

THE OFFSPRING - "Hit That"
BLINK-182 - "I Miss You"
SLIPKNOT – "Duality"
NEW FOUND GLORY - "All Downhill From Here"
H.I.M. - "Funeral of Hearts"

Best Live Band:

THE DARKNESS
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
METALLICA
SLIPKNOT
MUSE
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND

Best Band On The Planet:

SLIPKNOT
METALLICA
THE DARKNESS
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
H.I.M.
BLINK-182

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