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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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Slipknot Working On New Album

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.

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Dimebag Darrell/Paul Grey Documentary Online

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.

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WMG Purchases Roadrunner Records

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."

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Slipknot Comments On Theft From Bassist's Grave

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."

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Slipknot's Shawn Crahan Discusses Band's Future

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:

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Jim Root Discusses "(Sic)nesses" DVD

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.

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Slipknot Posts Another "(Sic)nesses" Preview

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.

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Slipknot Uploads Sixth "(Sic)nesses" Teaser

Slipknot has uploaded a sixth teaser trailer online for the band's recently released DVD "(sic)nesses," which can be viewed below.

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Slipknot Posts Fifth DVD Trailer

Slipknot has posted a fifth teaser trailer online for the band's recently released DVD "(sic)nesses," which can be viewed below.

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Slipknot Posts Fourth "(Sic)nesses" Trailer

Slipknot released the band's new DVD "(sic)nesses" on Tuesday September 28th. The band has now uploaded a fourth teaser trailer for the new DVD, which can be viewed below.

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Slipknot Posts New "(Sic)nesses" Trailer

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.

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Slipknot Announces Director's Cut Screenings

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

Chicago:
Monday 9/27 - 9:00pm
1901 Gallery
1901 W. Belmont Ave (entrance on Wolcott*)
Chicago, IL 60657

Los Angeles:
Tuesday 9/28 - 8:00pm
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St (@ Sunset Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Slipknot Posts Second "(Sic)nesses" Teaser

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!"

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Slipknot Posts "Psychosocial" DVD Clip Online

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:

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Slipknot's Clown Announces New York Appearance

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."

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Slipknot DVD Heading To Theaters

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.

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Complete Track Listing Announced For Rock Band 3

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...

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Slipknot Reveals "(Sic)nesses" DVD Cover Art

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."

You can view the "(sic)nesses" artwork here. More...

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Slipknot Reveals New DVD Tracklisting

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.

"(sic)ness" tracklisting:
1. 742617000027
2. (sic)
3. Eyeless
4. Wait and Bleed
5. Get This
6. Before I Forget
7. Sulfur
8. The Blister Exists
9. Dead Memories
10. Left Behind
11. Disasterpiece
12. Vermilion
13. Everything Ends
14. Psychosocial
15. Duality
16. People=Shit
17. Surfacing
18. Spit it Out

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Slipknot To Release New DVD

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.

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