Band Photo: Slipknot (?)
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.
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The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere Festival has confirmed that four more bands have been added to this year's edition of the event. Heavy rock icons Motorhead will be performing at the festival, as will the other new confirmations Mastodon, In Flames and Parkway Drive. The event takes place from July 8th -10th at Knebworth.
In Flames stated: "We have been in the studio since October recording our new album and we can't wait to come out and play the new song live. The UK has always been very good to us and we love coming back so this is something we really look forward to."
"Holy crap they're actually letting us play this thing!!!" commented Parkway Drive vocalist Winston McCall. "Sonisphere 2011!!! I don't think we can really describe how excited we are to play, and I think Jeff will probably die when Metallica play!"
The lineup is now as follows:
On Friday, January 7th, MTV UK will kick off the "MTV World Stage" series with live footage of Korn and Slipknot. Taping the former at the September, 2010 Ozzfest date at London's famed O2 Arena, and showcasing Slipknot's instantly legendary headlining performance at Download 2009.
The show will be broadcast across the world, excluding North America, on the MTV Network in over 160 countries. U.K. viewers can see the show on MTV UK (Sky channel 350 and Virgin Media channel 311) at 11pm.
Triptykon, the band featuring former Celtic Frost and Hellhammer leader Tom G. Warrior, has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, which will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 24th-26th. The lineup is now as follows: More...
It has been confirmed that American metal act Slipknot will play direct support to British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden at the forthcoming Swiss edition of the Sonisphere festival. The Swiss edition of the Sonisphere festival is set to take place on June 24, 2011 in Basel, St. Jakob. Hard rock legend Alice Cooper is also set to perform.
The confirmed line-up now includes:
BRING ME THE HORIZON
The organisers of the Graspop Metal Meeting, the largest heavy metl festival in Belgium, has announced several more bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed acts are Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Journey, Foreigner, Suicide Silence, Firewind, Ghost, All That Remains, Escape The Fate and FM.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
A new video interview has been posted online between Roadrunner Records and Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan. You can view the interview below:
The organisers of Graspop Metal Meeting, the biggest heavy metal festival in Belgium, has announced several more bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed acts are Sepultura, Iced Earth, Terror, Arch Enemy and Soilwork. The festival will take place in Dessel from June 24th-26th.
The lineup is now as follows:
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Heaven Shall Burn
The Black Dahlia Murder
In addition to the news yesterday that Slipknot would be headlining next year's edition of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting, the organisers have now confirmed three of the most legendary names in heavy metal for the event. Headlining the friday will be German hard rock/heavy metal legends the Scorpions, who are performing on their farewell tour and the main stage will be headlined on saturday by "The prince of darkness," Ozzy Osbourne. Metal gods Judas Priest will also be performing on saturday, as part of their farewell tour. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 24th-26th.
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that Iowa based eight piece Slipknot will be one of three headlining acts at next year's event, in what will be their only Belgian show of 2011. More bands are expected to be confirmed tomorrow. The festival will take place in the small town of Dessel from June 24th-26th.
Just For Fun
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has posted the music video online for his debut solo song and new Christmas single. You can view the video below:
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has issued the following statement through his official Twitter account, discussing the band's future plans:
"Yes- we are playing Sonisphere UK. And a few others to be announced. Like I said, shows? Yes. Album? No. Baby steps, people. For the fans. Honestly, I don’t know how to feel about the tour. But it’s for the fans, and for the family. We’ll see. I don’t know WHEN I’ll be ready to make an album. Might not be for years. But we will definitely play shows. We’ll see what happens."
Iowa based heavy metal outfit Slipknot have been confirmed as the first headlining act for next year's edition of the Europe wide Sonisphere festivals, including their only performance in the United Kingdom in 2011. This will be the band's first tour without bassist and founder Paul Gray, who passed away earlier this year.
Regarding the Sonisphere performances, Slipknot stated: "We’re looking forward to spending our summer in Europe. This tour is about us and our fans. It’s about celebrating the life of our brother, Paul and his legacy. The door is neither open nor closed. This tour is about burning down that door. See you this summer."
In a recent talk with Billboard.com, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison stated that the band had begun work on their next studio album, their first without bassist Paul Gray, who passed away earlier this year. However, Slipknot's lead vocalist, Corey Taylor has a different take on the matter. After reading Jordison's comments, Taylor stated:
"Before anyone gets the wrong idea, let me be clear. I have NO PLANS to make a new Slipknot album any time soon. Shows? Maybe. Album? No. As for Joey's comments, he took that on himself to say that in print. I can think of 5 people in this band who haven't written/heard a thing."
Billboard.com has reported that Slipknot is currently working on the band's first album since the death of bassist Paul Gray. An excerpt from the story follows:
"It's already in motion," drummer Joey Jordison, who has canceled his band Murderdolls' Violent Night, Deadly Night tour slated to begin Dec. 3 due to "an unforeseeable family emergency," tells Billboard.com. "It's definitely exciting. It's a little emotional, of course, but I think it's going to be really, really cool and I think it's gonna be a really, really great record because everyone's really involved in the process."
Jordison says he and the group's other members are demoing material for the follow-up to 2008's "All Hope is Gone," and though no firm timetable has been established he expects Slipknot to united in studio during the first half of 2011.
Read the full article at Billboard.com.
A new Norwegian documentary on the lives of Dimebag Darrell and Paul Grey has been posted online. The documentary was comprised by Norwegian Lydverket TV and features interviews from Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and Vinnie Paul.
It has been announced that Roadrunner Records, one of the industry's longest running metal and hard rock labels, has now been fully purchased by Warner Music Group. Warner had previously bought 73.5% of the company in 2007. An internal memo from label founder and CEO Cees Wessels announcing the changes, as appearing on Billboard's website, can be read below:
"Since joining the Warner Music family, we have enjoyed some of our greatest creative and commercial successes as a label. Most importantly, we have retained our unique identity while also expanding our horizons, thanks in part to the tremendous expertise and experience we can tap into as part of the Warner Music family and the relationships we have built with our Warner Music colleagues around the world.
"I am very proud that Roadrunner is now a fully-fledged stable mate of such iconic labels as Atlantic , Warner Bros. Records, Elektra, Asylum and Rhino, and I believe that we are in this position thanks to our team’s hard work and consistently original approach over the years. The vast majority of our staff around the world will experience little or no change to their roles.
"However after carefully reviewing our operations, we have decided to transfer the support functions across to our Warner Music colleagues in some territories. This is not an easy process to undertake, but we believe that, by making these changes, we can take Roadrunner to the next level by focusing our resources on marketing our existing line-up of acclaimed artists as well as discovering the stars of tomorrow."
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray passed away earlier this year in May. The band has now issued the following statement about objects being stolen from Gray's grave:
"In a very upsetting turn of events we have learned that some gifts left for Paul at his grave site have been stolen. There were statues of a gargoyle as well as a Buddah that were placed at Paul’s grave by his friends and family that were taken.
"We ask that whoever did this please return the items no questions asked. If anyone has any information about the stolen items please let us know by posting in the comments. Thank you for your continued support in this trying time."
A new video interview between Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan and Sirius satellite radio has been posted online. Shawn Crahan talks about the band's future going forward without bassist Paul Grey who passed away on May 24, resulting from an accidental overdose of morphine.
You can view the video below:
Slipknot's Jim Root conducted a brief interview with Artisan News Service regarding the band's 2009 Download appearance, which was filmed for the recently released "(Sic)nesses" DVD. Video of the interview can be viewed below.
Slipknot released the band's new DVD "(sic)nesses" on Tuesday September 28th. The band has now uploaded a seventh teaser trailer for the new DVD, which can be viewed below.