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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Slipknot released the new DVD "(sic)nesses" today, Tuesday September 28th. The band has now posted a third teaser trailer for the new release, which can be viewed below.
Slipknot has issued the following announcement about Clown hosting director's cut screenings of the new DVD "(sic)nesses:"
"Slipknot have just confirmed three special screenings of Clown's Director's Cut of (sic)nesses! There will be screenings taking place in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. Clown himself will be attending the NYC showing making it a very special event definitely not to be missed. New York and Chicago will take place on September 27th while LA will be happening on release day the 28th.
"All three screenings will be free to the public, but space is limited so make sure to get there early to ensure that you won't miss out! There will be special giveaways throughout the night at all three events! Full details on the screenings are below. Don't forget that (sic)nesses hits stores everywhere this coming Tuesday, September 28th! You can order the (sic)nesses Box Set right here or the standard (sic)nesses 2 DVD set here."
The details are as follows:
New York City:
Monday 9/27 - 8:00pm
Anthology Film Archives - Clown Attending
32 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
Monday 9/27 - 9:00pm
1901 W. Belmont Ave (entrance on Wolcott*)
Chicago, IL 60657
Tuesday 9/28 - 8:00pm
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St (@ Sunset Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Slipknot has posted a second teaser video online for the upcoming DVD "(sic)nesses," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"Here is the second teaser clip from Slipknot's new DVD (sic)nesses which hits stores everywhere on September 28th! If you can't wait til the 28th then come see it live in movie theaters tonight only! Visit this location for a list of theaters that it is playing in and while you are there you can enter to win an Ibanez Mick Thomson MTM2 Signature Guitar!"
Grammy nominated modern metal act Slipknot has posted performance footage of the song "Psychosocial" via the Roadrunner Records website. The footage comes off the the band's forthcoming live concert DVD "(sic)nesses" which is set for release on September 28, 2010.
You can view the "Psychosocial" clip below:
Slipknot's new DVD "(sic)nesses" is headed to select theaters on September 22nd and will be released in DVD format on September 28th. Slipknot has now issued the following announcement about Clown appearing in New York to promote the release:
"Clown will be in New York City the night of September 27, 2010 for an exclusive event to mark the release of (sic)nesses: Live At Download. Expect a night like no other. Admission will be free. More info to follow soon. The (sic)nesses: Live At Download DVD will be available everywhere the following day."
Slipknot's new DVD "(sic)nesses" will be heading to select theaters on September 22nd and will be available everywhere on DVD September 28th. "(sic)nesses" features Slipknot's entire performance from the band's headlining show at last year's Download festival, a 45 minute film by Clown, plus more bonus footage. For a list of a theaters where the show will be played, check out this location.
Harmonix and MTV Games today announced the complete lineup for the upcoming Rock Band 3 video game, which includes several metal tracks. Rock Band 3 will be released October 26th in North America and October 29th in the rest of the world. The complete list of songs on the game, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Amy Winehouse, "Rehab"
Anthrax, "Caught in a Mosh"
At the Drive-In, "One Armed Scissor"
Avenged Sevenfold, "The Beast & the Harlot"
Beach Boys, "Good Vibrations (Live)"
Big Country, "In a Big Country"
Blondie, "Heart of Glass"
Bob Marley, "Get Up, Stand Up"
Chicago, "25 or 6 to 4"
David Bowie, "Space Oddity"
Deep Purple, "Smoke on the Water"
Def Leppard, "Foolin’"
Devo, "Whip It"
Dio, "Rainbow in the Dark"
Dire Straits, "Walk of Life"
Doobie Brothers, "China Grove"
Dover, "King George"
Echo & the Bunnymen, "The Killing Moon"
Elton John, "Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting"
Faith No More, "Midlife Crisis" More...
Platinum selling metal act Slipknot have revealed the cover art for their highly anticipated new concert DVD, titled "(sic)nesses," over on their official website. "(Sic)nesses" was filmed during the band's headline performance at the 2009 edition of the U.K's Download Festival. The performance was filmed with 30 HD cameras while Slipknot played to a capacity crowd of 80,000 people. The DVD is also set to include promotional videos for the tracks "Snuff," "Psychosocial," "Sulfur" and "Dead Memories" as well as a 45 minute tour documentary and a mini-film showcasing the creation of the "Snuff" music video.
The band commented on the new DVD by saying:
"Perhaps most importantly, '(sic)nesses' is one of the final major performances for founding member Paul Gray, who tragically passed away in May 2010. While initially unintended, the concert is a testament to the legacy of Gray, where fans can enjoy a lasting glimpse of the bassist doing what he loved most."
Slipknot have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming live concert DVD titled "(sic)ness." The "(sic)ness" footage was filmed with 30 cameras on June 13th, 2009 during the band's headline performance at the U.K's Download Festival in front of one of largest crowds in the band's career - 80,000 people. The new DVD is set for release on September 28th, 2010 through Roadrunner Records.
4. Wait and Bleed
5. Get This
6. Before I Forget
8. The Blister Exists
9. Dead Memories
10. Left Behind
13. Everything Ends
18. Spit it Out
Iowa natives Slipknot has announced that they will be releasing a new DVD on September 28th entitled, "(sic)nesses." The DVD will feature the band's headlining performance at last year's Download Festival in Donington, England, as well as a 45 minute behind the scenes look at the band. In addition, "(sic)nesses" will also feature all four music videos the band made to promote their last studio album, "All Hope Is Gone," including the short film, "Snuff," which features actor Malcolm McDowell.
Harmonix has now announced more of the 83 songs that will be included in the upcoming Rock Band 3 video game, including a string of metal tracks. The currently announced tracks, including the non-metal songs, are as follows:
Bob Marley & the Wailers - "Get Up, Stand Up"
INXS - "Need You Tonight"
Poni Hoax - "Antibodies"
Rammstein - "Du Hast" in German
Roxette - "The Look"
Tokio Hotel - "Humanoid"
HIM - "Killing Loneliness"
Maná - "Oye Mi Amor" in Spanish
Slipknot - "Before I Forget"
War - "Low Rider"
Metric - "Combat Baby"
Rilo Kiley - "Portions for Foxes"
Them Crooked Vultures - "Dead End Friends"
The Vines - "Get Free"
The White Stripes - "The Hardest Button to Button"
Phoenix - "Lasso"
Ida Maria - "Oh My God"
Juanes - "Me Enamora"
Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealing"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush"
Smash Mouth - "Walkin' on the Sun"
Spacehog - "In the Meantime"
Dio - "Rainbow in the Dark" More...
Slipknot has issued the following update about Joey Jordison being named the greatest drummer of the last 25 years by the readers of Rhythm magazine:
"Congratulations to Joey for being named the Greatest Drummer of the Last 25 Years by the readers of Rhythm Magazine! Rhythm recently polled all of their readers to vote on the 20 best drummers of the last quarter century and Joey was crowned number 1 taking an insane 37% of the total vote! To see the rest of the list visit Rhythm Magazine's story here."
Slipknot has issued the following announcement about deceased band member Paul Gray being honored at the Kerrang! Awards:
"Last night at the Kerrang! Awards our fallen brother Paul was honored by Kerrang! with the Services To Metal Award. Corey accepted the award on Paul's behalf. Thank you to Kerrang! for helping to keep our brother in everyone's thoughts. You can see what Corey had to say about accepting the award for Paul below."
Slipknot has issued the following announcement about Joey Jordison being named best metal drummer of the year by Drum! Magazine:
"Drum! Magazine just announced the winners for this year's Drummies and none other than our very own Joey Jordison was named Best Metal Drummer! Joey's signature Pro Mark stick was also named runner up in the Best Drum Stick category! Congratulations Joey!"
The runners up named by Drum! Magazine were Chris Adler, Mike Portnoy, Lars Ulrich, and Derek Roddy. All of the winners in the various categories can be found here.
In a recent interview with Fuse TV, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison confirmed that Slipknot will record another album at some point in the future, despite the death of bassist Paul Gray last May. You can watch the video interview below. More...
Shock rock veteran Rob Zombie has announced that he will be entering the studio soon to record his fifth studio album. Rejoining him for the album will be drummer John Tempesta, as well as Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. A message from Rob Zombie reads:
"Well, I will be heading back into the studio next week to record several new tracks with John, Piggy and Joey. These are some of the fastest, heaviest tracks we have recorded in a long, long time. These songs will available in September."
MSNBC.com has reported that Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, who was discovered dead in a hotel room on May 24th, died of a drug overdose. According to the report, Gray's autopsy revealed death was caused by an accidental overdose of both fentanyl and morphine. The autopsy also reportedly stated that Gray exhibited signs of severe heart disease. Police have stated that Gray apparently had no prescription for either drug, and that an investigation is currently under way to discover how they were in Gray's possession. Gray was survived by his wife, Brenna Gray.
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was discovered dead in a hotel room on Monday, May 24th, 2010 at the age of 38. He was survived by his wife Brenna, who is currently expecting their first child. The band has now posted footage online in remembrance of Gray, which can be viewed below.
CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool has posted a note remembering Paul Gray from Slipknot in light of his recent passing:
"Paul was actually the first person in Slipknot that Dave Williams, Me, Mike, and Stevie ever met. When we were recording the first Drowning Pool CD Sinner in LA back in Jan/Feb of 2001, we would go out to the Rainbow after recording to have a few drinks and hang out. We ran into Paul a few times while Slipknot was recording their second CD Iowa, became friends and the next thing you know we're all on Ozzfest six months later rockin out together. We know what it's like to lose a brother and a family member. Our hearts and our prayers go out to Slipknot and Paul's family. You will always be remembered.
"In memory of the ones we've lost, life will never be the same without you."
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray passed away on Monday, May 24th, 2010. Roadrunner Records has now issued the following statement expressing their condolences to Gray's family:
"Roadrunner Records extends our deepest condolences to the band mates, family, friends and fans of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, who tragically passed away on May 24. Paul was a well-loved and respected member of the Roadrunner family. While the hard rock community endures a massive loss with his passing, Paul’s musical legacy will endure. Paul will be forever remembered for the intense energy he put forth on stage and the passion that he committed on record. He will be sorely missed. To remember Paul Gray is to look back on all that Slipknot have accomplished, for as Clown stated in Tuesday’s live press conference, “Paul Gray was the essence of the band.” Join us as we listen to Slipknot in Paul’s honor, and through our shock and sadness of this difficult time, remember the passionate musician and sweet, fun-loving man who greeted everyone with a smile."
Amy Sciarretto, Roadrunner Director of Publicity, also commented: “Every time I ever saw Paul Gray, he always seemed to be smiling or laughing about something. He did a lot of interviews for me when I was doing radio for them and he also did a bulk of them for me when I became their publicist. I remember the Ozzfest date in August 2004 in the Pittsburgh market. I went out to cover dozens of interviews for Slipknot headlining the side stage and I remember bringing a parade of interviews, one-by-one, into this air-conditioned trailer set up behind the stage, and he knocked out every single one with a smile and consummate professionalism. He did everything that was asked of him and with a smile, making a very stressful day of interviews a smooth, seamless one. That doesn't happen very often, but it did that day, and I always remember him being gracious. His memory will live in my heart forever. I send all my love and support to my friends in Slipknot as they go, this is a loss that guts you from the inside out.” More...