Slipknot drop new album hints as they headline the opening night at Download Festival
... and dedicated 'Duality' to his memory, telling the crowd: "We were last on this stage four years ago. This band has been through a lot in those four years. Because of the respect for each other, we've kept going, we've kept going for us, we've kept going for you and we've kept going for him [Gray]." Slipknot
were forced to stop their set twice to allow security to deal with the crowd, who broke the barricades at the front of the main stage during opener 'Disasterpiece'. The band, who were clad in new khaki coloured boiler suits and came onstage to a warped version of Billie Jo Spears' 'Get Behind Me Satan And Push', played a 20-song set that included tracks from across their career with highlights including 'Eyeless', the slow-burning 'Gently' and 'Psychosocial'. Slipknot
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Rowdy Slipknot Fans Break Stage Barrier At 2013 'Download Festival' Performance
's headlining performance at the 2013 'Download Festival' in Donington Park, UK last night (July 14th) was temporarily derailed twice after the tens of thousands of fans in attendance broke the barricade between the fans and the stage. Footage of band frontman Corey Taylor addressing the crowd during one of the barrier breaks can be found below along with some fan-filmed footage from the set: Rowdy Slipknot
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Slipknot Drummer Says Live Show Is Like A Blackout
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drummer Joey Jordison compares his experience of playing live with the band to blacking out and insists there's no such thing as an easy set for them. They headline Download tonight, four years after a performance that's gone down in festival history as one of the best ever, and three years after the loss of bassist Paul Gray. "An easy Slipknot
show doesn't exist. It's tough - but we wouldn't like it if it was easy," Jordison tells MusicRadar. "Once we lock in, it's like I black out; I don't notice any of the pain I might be experiencing. I've got eight other guys to guide with the tempo of the songs. I don't have time to feel any sort of pain or hurt." But the hard work brings its own reward, he continues. "What's so gratifying about playing a show that intense is when you get off the stage - you know you really delivered at the top of your ability and performance. That's what makes it all worthwhile." more on this story Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. Slipknot
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1 (Joey Jordison) (drums)
2 (Paul Gray) (bass)
3 (Chris Fehn) (percussion)
4 (Jim Root) (guitar)
5 (Craig Jones) (samples)
6 (Shawn Crahan) (percussion)
7 (Mick Thompson) (guitar)
8 (Corey Taylor) (vocals)
0 (Sid Wilson) (DJ)
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On stage, they wear bizarre masks and orange jumpsuits.
The band members are known by number, or by the type of mask they wear.
Their stage shows are extremely violent. It is common for them to break ribs from throwing their bodies around on stage.
Slipknot fans are known as "maggots," which is meant as a term of endearment. Jordison came up with the name.
Slipknot was brought together by Paul and Shawn along with Anders Colsefni (ex-singer) in Des Moines, Iowa in 1995. (thanks, travis - san antonio, TX)
Taylor, who goes by the nickname "Faith," used to work the overnight shift at a sex shop. He was at this shop when he was asked to join Slipknot.
Their first album, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat, released in 1996, is very hard to find because not many copies were made. The album cost the band $150,000 to record, mix, master and reproduce. (thanks, sean - york, SC)
Not a lot happens in Des Moines, so it was big news in 1982 when Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat at a concert there. Jordison was 6 at the time, but immediately idolized Ozzy when he heard the story.
Jordison still lives with his parents, although he's not home much.
Crahan used to have a "Dead Crow" fetish. He says, "I'd bring one in a bottle to shows. I'd open the jar, and the smell would make me puke all over myself inside my mask. Then I'd offer it to the kids and they'd dip their hands into it and wipe it on their faces and they'd be puking too. It was rad." (thanks, sean - york, SC)
Taylor and Root are also in the band Stone Sour, which was Taylors' first band. (thanks, Amitai - Staten Island, NY)
Sid is also known as DJ Starscream, and he makes some of his own techno music. (thanks, Sten - Saskatoon, Canada)
In the years between Mate Feed Kill Repeat and their self-titled album, Slipknot started making an album called Crowz, which was never released or even finished. Nearly all of the tracks were never used or performed, but one was the original "Prosthetics," now found (albeit a re-recorded version) on the self-titled album. (thanks, Ben - Rochester, England)
Their album Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses originally had twice as many songs, which were not viewed as typical Slipknot songs. The band thought that the fans would not embrace the album if it had all of the original songs, so they opted to cut the second half of the album for the first release, and then later they released the album in its entirety in a 2-disc collection. (thanks, Josh - Advance, MO)
The dreads on Taylor's old dreadlock mask were real. He use to have dreadlocks and wore them through the mask, but it was too much trouble each time so he shaved his head and glued them to his mask. (thanks, Chad - oakland, MD)
Slipknot played their first gigs at "Safaris", next to the "World Of Christ" church.(thanks, sean - york, SC)
Taylor has the Japanese character for "death" tattooed on one side of his neck, and the character for "father" on the other side. This was because he never knew his father.
Fehn is known as the "comedian" of the group, and often simulates masturbation with the 7-inch nose on his mask. He is an ex-member of a band called Shed, and sings back up vocals on many Slipknot songs.
Jones is Slipknot's Samples and Media guy. He is known as the "quiet" one which is represented by the closed zipper mouth on his mask. He originally joined the band as a guitarist, and his previous mask was an old racing helmet with nails stuck through it to resemble "Pin Cushion," a character from the horror film Hellraiser. (thanks, sean - york, SC, for above 4)
On May 24, 2010, Paul Gray died from an accidental overdose. After his death, the remaining members of the band spoke at a press conference, unmasked for the first time. (thanks, Dane - Des Moines, IA)
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