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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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Joey Jordison Doll Being Auctioned For Charity

An 18-inch autographed Joey Jordison (Slipknot) doll, created as a fund-raiser for Raven Nicole Robinson, a four-month-old girl born with a hole in her heart, is currently being auctioned via eBay.

This collectible doll is a miniature replica of the "Vol. 3" tour suit, which includes cargo shorts (with actual pockets) with elastic waistband and miniature jacket with elastic cuffs and velcro closure as well as the correct insignia on jacket. Suit is made from the same material (100% polyester) as the ones worn by the band. Patches are made by a combination of hand and machine embroidery. Left front leg of shorts is a piece from Joey's *ACTUAL* stage costume.

To view pictures of the doll and to get more information or place a bid, click here.

Members of Iron Maiden, Andrew W.K., Murderdolls, Type O Negative, Disturbed, Poison, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Orgy, Danzig, Fear Factory, W.A.S.P., Bang Tango, Quiet Riot, Beautiful Creatures, Cinderella, Lynch Mob, Danger Danger, Ministry, Misfits and Great White will all participate in an all-star concert at the Beverly Hills Hard Rock Café on Jan. 20 to raise money for Robinson. For more information on the show or on Raven's situation, go to RavensHeart.org.

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First Subliminal Verses Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for the upcoming "The Subliminal Verses Tour" featuring headliners Slipknot alongside Lamb of God and Shadows Fall. They are as follows:

Mar. 04 Meadows Music Theatre - Wallingford, CT
Mar. 05 Wachovia Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
Mar. 06 Continental Airlines Arena - East Rutherford, NJ
Mar. 08 Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH
Mar. 09 CSU Convocation Center - Cleveland, OH
Mar. 11 Allstate Arena - Rosemont, IL
Mar. 12 Cobo Arena - Detroit, MI
Mar. 13 Conseco Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 15 Paul E. Tsongas Arena - Lowell, MA
Mar. 16 Patriot Center - Fairfax, VA
Mar. 18 Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA
Mar. 19 HiFi Buys Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
Mar. 20 Pensacola Civic Center - Pensacola, FL
Mar. 22 Sound Advice Amp. - W. Palm Beach, FL
Mar. 23 USF Sun Dome - Tampa, FL

Tickets go on sale January 15, 2005 (with the exception of Cleveland, Pensacola and W. Palm Beach, which go on sale January 14) and there will be a special pre-sale for fans at this location beginning December 28.

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Thousands Gather To Mourn Dimebag Darrell

Several thousand fans and friends gathered at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday night to mourn Damageplan/ Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott.

The inside of the cavernous convention center was filled with flowers and oversized magazine covers featuring Abbott, according to The Dallas Morning News. Among the musicians on hand to pay tribute were guitarists Zakk Wylde and Eddie Van Halen.

"I'm here for the same reason as everyone else, to give some love back," said Van Halen, who, along with Wylde, reportedly downed shots of booze as he spoke.

"This guy was full of life. He lived and breathed rock and roll." Van Halen held his cell phone up to the microphone and played a profanity-laced message left by an excited Abbott after a concert he played with Van Halen.

"I just wanted to give you a ... call to tell you thank you so ... much, man, for the most awesome, uplifting, euphoric, spiritual rock and roll extravaganza ever," Abbott said in the message to Van Halen, according to reports.

"A whole part of my life is gone," said Wylde, described as red-eyed and visibly upset. More...

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Slipknot's Royal Affair

Slipknot's recent show in Bangkok was attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Siribhachudhabhorn of Thailand.

According to Roadrunner Records U.K., "Thailand's royal family are nationally held in very high regard, so it was quite an honour to learn that Her Royal Highness, who is in her early twenties, was a fan of the band and was coming to the show!

"The promoter of the show had arranged for a white tent backstage with white satin chairs for the Princess (who was wearing a Slipknot t-shirt) and her friends to have a special pre-show meet & greet with the band for photos and autographs!

"To watch the show afterwards, although a special area had been created in front of the soundboard for Her Royal Highness and her friends, they decided to watch up-front, and remained front and centre for the entire show."

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Metalunderground's "Best Metal Album of The Year"

This year, Metalunderground.com is figuratively handing out an award of its own for "Best Metal Album of The Year." Everyone else hands out "best of year" awards or lists, so why shouldn't we? Afterall, the staff here at metalunderground.com has very diverse tastes, and we know our metal. So this year I asked each of our writers to pick their top 5 albums of 2004 and rank them form 1 to 5. What I saw was a lot of different opinions, but among the differences, two albums rose to the top.

Without further ado...[drum roll, please]...the winner of Metalunderground.com's "Best Metal Album of The Year" honor for 2004 is: More...

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Slipknot, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall To Tour

Slipknot are to headline an arena tour of America, starting on March 4. They'll be supported by Lamb Of God, Shadows Fall and an as-yet undisclosed opening act. More information to follow as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Dates and venues haven't yet been confirmed, but the tour will hit the following cities: More...

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47th Grammy Nominees Announced

The 2005 Grammy Nominations are in, and Cradle Of Filth, Killswitch Engage, Nickelback, and Slipknot are all in the hunt. The Nominations for BEST HARD ROCK and METAL performances are as follows:

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE:
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.) More...

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Vote For The Best Metal Videos Of 2004

MTV.com is currently running a poll for the "Best Metal Videos of 2004." Go here to vote and then tune into MTV2 for the premiere of Headbangers Ball Best of 2004 on Saturday December 25th at 10 p.m. EST to catch the winning videos.

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Slipknot To Guest On Rockline

A yet-to-be-determined member(s) of Slipknot will be a featured guest(s) on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline come Monday, December 6th. The program can be heard live coast to coast beginning at 8:30pm PDT/11:30pm EDT. You can call in and speak directly with the band on Rockline's toll free number at 800 344 ROCK (7625). To listen live on the internet visit www.rocklineradio.com.

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Slipknot Adds Vancouver Tour Date

Slipknot has added a Vancouver date to their 2005 tour with Killswitch Engage and Unearth on January 16 at the PNE Forum. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ca for $39.50.

Other tour dates:

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, Hatebreed Added To The Big Day Out Fest

Slipknot, The Hives, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Hatebreed are the latest bands to be confirmed for the Big Day Out Festival tour of Australia and New Zealand, which will happen in January/February. They join a bill that already includes System Of A Down, The Donnas and Powderfinger among others.

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Chimaira, Ill Nino, Soulfly, Slipknot DVD Ecard

Spanning the spectrum of complete-and-in-stores and it's-in-the-works, Roadrunner Records have an ecard especially made for their current and upcoming DVDs. Chimaira, Ill Nino, Soulfly, Slipknot. Check it out here.

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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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