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June 20, 2012 Slipknot co-founder/conceptualist/percussionist Shawn M. Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) really hates greatest hits albums. " 'Greatest Hits' means one of three things to me," he explains from his Iowa home, five weeks before the July 24 release of the band's first official comp, Antennas to Hell. …
May 4, 2012 Slipknot will be taking their masks into the studio again in early 2013. The Des Moines-based heavy metal band's DJ, Sid Wilson, told the NME that the group would start recording at the start of next year as they work on their follow-up to 2008's All Hope Is Gone. …
November 8, 2011 Few albums anticipated the last decade's sheer unpleasantness quite like Slipknot's magnum opus Iowa. This manic hailstorm of grind arrived on August 28, 2001 and, had it appeared a year (or even a month) later, it would have been impossible to listen to its nine-man rumble of rubber masks, body fluids, noise-metal churn and the most elegantly-recorded blastbeats ever waxed without getting into geopolitics. …
April 23, 2011 Hard rock legends and black-clad fans crowded Club Nokia in Los Angeles Wednesday night for the third annual Revolver Golden Gods. It was the first time the heavy metal awards show sold out, due in no small part to the promised performance from beloved SoCal post-hardcore thrashers Avenged Sevenfold. …
March 11, 2011
Slipknot have announced a replacement for the late Paul Gray on their upcoming summer tour: Founding guitarist Donnie Steele, who left the band in 1996, will assume bass duties. "We thought it would be a fitting tribute to Paul to play with someone within the family," the band said in a statement. Slipknot's European tour kicks off June 17 in Athens, Greece. …
September 14, 2010 On September 28, Slipknot will release the concert DVD (sic)nesses, which documents a 2009 performance at England's Download Festival for 80,000 diehards. But fans who can't hold out for two weeks can check out the movie in theaters in major cities across the country (and in London!) on September 22. Check out a full listing of locations here and watch the explosive trailer for the movie below. …
September 8, 2010 Slipknot frontman Corey "#8" Taylor led the band's angsty horror-metal to the top of the charts while wearing ghoulish masks and leather S&M gear. …
June 21, 2010 Autopsy results show that Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, whose body was discovered in an Iowa motel room on May 25, died from an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl, a synthetic opiate 100 times more potent that morphine.
According to CNN, the Polk County, Iowa, medical examiner also found that the 38-year-old suffered from "significant heart disease" at the time of his death.
The medical examiner added that Gray had been dead f …
May 24, 2010 Paul Gray, bassist for alt-metal vets Slipknot, was discovered dead Monday in an Iowa hotel room. He was 38.
Details are scarce, but the Des Moines Register reports that a hotel employee found Gray at the TownePlace Suites hotel in Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines, the band's hometown. Police do not suspect foul play.
The Polk County Medical Examiner's Office plans to conduct an autopsy Tuesday. …
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