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Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour interviewed by The Gauntlet

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 4:27 PM (PST)

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by the The Gauntlet. He discussed the future of Slipknot, his recent lecture at Oxford University, and his upcoming solo tour.

On the topic of Slipknot’s 2001 album “Iowa,” Taylor describes it as “a natural evolution beyond what the self-titled album was. It was a lot darker. I don’t want to say more evil but it was more visceral. We definitely let a lot of demons out. At the same time we had to make that album. For me it was more of a natural step than a quintessential album. I will say there are quintessential Slipknot songs on that album. “Disasterpiece” is the closest thing to a perfect Slipknot song than anything. It is so frenetic and so over-the-top. It is such a punch in the face. It just does it all. I think because of that, it represents everything that Slipknot is about.”

When asked about his solo tour, he says, “The first half of this tour will be me reading from the book or talking smack. I will probably get into what has been bothering me that day and do a little Q&A. The last half will be me doing an acoustic set. It is very much like if Henry Rollins and Johnny Cash were the same person.”

Check out the full interview here.

The tenth anniversary edition CD/DVD of Slipknot’s second record,“Iowa,” was released November 1st through Roadrunner Records.

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Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour interviewed

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 5:10 PM (PST)

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by the UK site Metro.co.uk. He discussed Slipknot’s fans, his thoughts toward the music business, and more.

Taylor states that Slipknot fans are “Probably kids who were like me growing up. Not a lot of money but a dedication to music. When you grow up poor, you look for your outlet. You either set fire to portable toilets—which I’ve done; it’s fascinating to watch a Portaloo melt into plastic and form a big puddle, like a huge toadstool—or you find an escape. Slipknot fans have that escape in our music, which is why I take it so seriously. Growing up in chaos is never easy but if you feel you have no voice, it’s even worse. We’re an outlet for that, which is why I put so much thought into my lyrics. I want people to take something away from that. We get new fans every day and our fans are the ones who are desperately trying to find something to do. And if they can’t find something to do, it’s usually at the taxpayers’ expense.”

When asked about the music business, Taylor says, “that’s another book called How Not To Commit Murder In The Music Industry. It’s taught me patience and not to trust quickly. Just because someone’s supposed to be on your side, doesn’t mean they’re looking out for your best interests. I’m thankful we learned those lessons early. We worked with people who nearly drove us into the ground. Those early mistakes taught me a lot. Every day brings a new lesson.”

Read the whole interview here.

The tenth anniversary edition CD/DVD of Slipknot’s second record,“Iowa,” was released November 1st through Roadrunner Records.

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Sid Wilson of Slipknot interview

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:55 PM (PST)

Sid Wilson, DJ for Iowa  heavy metallers, Slipknot, was interviewed recently. In the interview he discusses making the “Iowa” album and his role in the band.

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The tenth anniversary edition CD/DVD of “Iowa” was released November 1st through Roadrunner Records.

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Slipknot’s Clown talks possibility of new album in Kerrang! Magazine

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 5:16 PM (PST)

Slipknot's percussionist ClownShawn “Clown” Crahan, percussionist for Iowa heavy metal act, Slipknot, was interviewed recently in the latest issue of the UK magazine Kerrang! When asked about whether Slipknot will continue with another studio album following the loss of bassist Paul Gray, he responded:

There’s plans [to make another record] but that’s a way off. No one will push it, because it’s going to be a big one. It’ll be closer to Iowa, but it’ll be sadder and crazier. And really thought-provoking, it could even be conceptual.”

He continued, “We’re still taking some time to reflect on our brother [Gray]. Everybody needs to be collecting thoughts so they can get it out and no one has really had time to collect thoughts yet. But we’re the fucking ‘Knot. And when we come out, you’ll know your band is done.”

The band’s tenth anniversary edition of “Iowa” will be released November 1st through Roadrunner Records.

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Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot interview

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 1:58 PM (PST)

Slipknot's percussionist ClownShawn “Clown” Crahan, percussionist for Iowa heavy metal act, Slipknot, was interviewed recently. In the interview Crahan discusses the band’s album “Iowa,” former bandmate Paul Gray, the future of Slipknot, and more.

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The band’s tenth anniversary edition of “Iowa” will be released November 1st through Roadrunner Records.

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Slipknot announce 10th anniversary CD/DVD of “Iowa”

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 3:47 PM (PST)

Slipknot logoIowa heavy metal act, Slipknot, have announced that they will be releasing a 10th anniversary CD/DVD of their album “Iowa.”  The special edition release includes the original “Iowa” CD with one new remixed track, the second CD includes a live performance from 2002, and the included DVD entitled “Goat” was directed by band member M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan and will include never-before-seen interviews and footage as well as four music videos.

The CD/DVD will be released November 1st through Roadrunner Records.

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Video: Slipknot’s entire Rock In Rio set

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10:52 AM (PST)

The men with the masks, Iowa’s Slipknot, put on a heavy show at Rock in Rio over the weekend, and the entire footage is available on Youtube.

The festival, that included acts like Motorhead and Metallica, is one of the most illustrious festivals of the year, always filled with passionate fans and dozens of the world’s best bands.

Slipknot played for over an hour, and the 14 tracks include their most popular hits and some of their newest material.

Click here for the video!

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Slipknot’s Sonisphere Knebworth Set to be streamed live

Posted by Ehrila on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 12:57 PM (PST)

Slipknot logoIowa metallers Slipknot announced a special real-time Webcast of their Knebworth performance via their website Slipknot1.com and Sonispherefestivals.com.

It will take place during their headline set at 9:00pm GMT (4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific) on Sunday, July 10th.

The band said of the upcoming performance:

“England has always been a special place for this band from the very beginning. We can’t think of a better way to culminate our celebration of Paul’s life than to share it with the Maggots at Knebworth and the millions more watching around the world. This is not to be missed.”

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Slipknot cancel Sonishpere Bulgaria and announce Berlin show

Posted by Ehrila on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 2:17 PM (PST)

Slipknot logoIowa metallers Slipknot have issued the following update:

“Unfortunately the Promoters of the Sofia Sonisphere (Bulgaria) date have decided to cancel the show. The good news is we have added a special headline show at Columbiahalle in Berlin (Germany) for June 21st.

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Funny Metal Shit Monday: Justin Bieber Vs. Slipknot

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:49 AM (PST)

A good Monday to all you Metal Rioters out there and welcome to another edition of Funny Metal Shit Mondays. The place where you come to get your metal fix and laugh away the dreariness that is the dreaded Monday.

Today’s Funny Metal Shit is truly an epic metal mashup. This week’s Funny Metal Shit Monday is presented to you by Isosine, who has a true talent for creating remixes, mashups, and original pieces of aural art. And remember, as Slipknot reminds us, “the reign will kill us all… / Throw ourselves against the wall / But no one else can see / The preservation of the martyr in me”.

Get it here.

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Rob Zombie Announce New Drummer Ginger Fish

Posted by Ehrila on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 6:40 AM (PST)

Rob Zombie announced Ginger Fish (ex Marilyn Manson) as new official drummer, to replace Joey Jordison who had to return to his primary band Slipknot.

Ginger Fish played several shows with Rob Zombie during the U.S tour in February when Jordison had other obligations.

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Slipknot bassist Paul GrayToday is the birthday of late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, and Clown (Shawn Crahan) and Joey Jordison from the band have issued statements celebrating the birth of their close friend and band mate.

Gray passed away May 24, 2010, the victim of an accidental drug overdose.  He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Clown’s statement:  “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”

Joey’s statement:  “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”

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Original member Donnie Steele reunites with Slipknot for summer tours

Posted by NichTheHair on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1:15 PM (PST)

Slipknot has a slew of shows this summer. They have decided their former guitarist Donnie Steele will be best fitted to stand in Paul Gray’s vacant place on stage. The band comments :”Donnie was in the band at the very beginning, and rather than get an outsider, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to Paul to play with someone from within the family. Donnie was great friends with Paul and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate his memory than with someone who was there with us at the very beginning. The eight of us are looking forward to being onstage again and honoring Paul’s legacy with our families in Europe and Brazil this summer.”

Slipknots latest release was 2008’s “All Hope Is Gone” from Roadrunner Records.

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Jim Root of Slipknot talks Guitars with Roadrunner UK

Posted by BlairWaterous on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 2:29 PM (PST)

Roadrunner UK recently sat down with Slipknot and Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root, and discussed his guitars. Everything from his first guitar to his latest six string, and everything in between.

So what is Jim using these days? “I’m using two orange Rockerverb 100’s, one head is powering 24 12 speaker cabinets and they other head is powering a 4 12 speaker that’s in an iso cab thats mic-ed off for front of house and then i have a GCX switching system thats like a midi switching system running a bunch of pedals and on the pedal board I’ve got like a Small Stone, a compressor, a couple of Carbon Copy Delays…”

You can read the full interview here.

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Slipknot’s Drummer, Joey Jordison, on The Cover Of Rhythm Magazine

Posted by BlairWaterous on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 1:53 PM (PST)

Joey, who was the drummer for Slipknot, has recently been voted Greatest Drummer of The Last 25 Years. And to celebrate this achievement, Rhythm Magazine put him on the cover of next months issue.

Joey has had a wide career ranging from Drums with Slipknot, to Rhythm Guitar with Murderdolls, and spanning nearly 15 years.

Murderdolls latest album, “Women and Children Last” was released back in August of this year via Roadrunner Records.

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