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Slipknot Members Clown And Joey Jordison Remember Paul Gray

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Slipknot members Shawn "Clown" Crahan (percussion) and Joey Jordison (drums) have released separate statements online commemorating what would have been the 39th birthday of the band's late bassist, Paul Gray. You can read the statements below.

Joey Jordison:

"Today is a day that will have a special place in my heart forever. It's a special day for all, for not only me and the guys in our band and families, but for everyone to put smiles across their faces and to celebrate the emotion and beauty of one of the greatest souls to ever grace music and humanity.

"I spent all of last night watching our videos since our days as little kids who had a dream, and fuck, Paul, we did make that dream come true. I fell asleep last night only to wake up minutes ago with a smile on my face as my slumbers were filled with memories I'd long forgot.

"Even as I write this, my eyes are getting a little watery. He loves all of you who embraced his music. God bless to Brenna, October and all his friends and family as well.

"I wish that all of you that couldn't share time with Paul will by playing his records 'til your ceilings crack and your ears bleed and by celebrating his memory in the glory that it is. I love you, Paul, and I'll see you again soon, but not yet… not yet.

"Hail Paul, hail SLIPKNOT.

"Your friend, Joey."

Shawn Crahan:

"Hey everybody, it's Clown, I wanted to say that today is a very special and beautiful day.

"I wanted everyone to know that I am the type of person that would not commemorate a day that someone close to me passed away, but I am the type of person that celebrates the day that they were born. Today is the day that Paul Dedrick Gray was born which makes it a very, very, very special day for me and all of us who miss and love him and think about him every day.

"Paul, I love you and I miss you. Your friend and brother forever, Clown."

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1. Shno writes:

RIP Paul

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 1:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. n0thinghead writes:

not into these guys as i was back in the day of me being a little jit, but i still do respect the hell outta them and enjoy their music when it's on. Paul will forever be missed. much love \mXm/

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Snake Boy writes:

R.I.P. Paul. After nearly a year of your death, you are still missed and don't try to let some idiot ruin your legacy.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. That_Metal_Dude writes:

i've been a fan of Slipknot for about 10 years now...and even though i listin to other stuff, my love for them as never died, Hell, i've even got the tribal S tattoo on my arm lol so u can only realize how crushed i was when i found out about paul's passing... He will never be forgotten, I know his memory will live on through all the Slipknot fans like me that crank their music 24/7 hahahaa .... R.I.P. #2

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. R Tenney writes:

Have to admit this old school metaller love SKs first couple of albums. Especially Iowa. Still whip them f***ers out every now and then for a listen!Yes the P Gray story is indeed a tragic and sad one!

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. n0thinghead writes:

their s/t was a fvckin' classic for me man. great fvckin' album.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

I'll always have a soft spot for this band, namely for the first two albums but the wound-up teenager that loved those records is a loyal 30 year old who still enjoys the density of 9 guys making catchy and controlled fury at the same time.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. spiral_architect writes:

R.I.P. PAUL GRAY

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ThrashattheHeart writes:

Whenever I remember Paul Grey I chuckle and go "ha, he's dead. That's what you get for taking drugs with a kid on the way."

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. R Tenney writes:

Like I said #9 tragic and sad indeed! Tragic and so sad! But the memories...

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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