Slipknot/Stone Sour's Corey Taylor Shares Photo From The Set Of "Fear Clinic"
/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor had his first day of filming for the upcoming film "Fear Clinic" which will be appearing in. He shared the following photo from the set: Yes... @fearclinicmovie @robertgreenhall @almosthumanfx #robertenglund pic.twitter.com/XfHyK2HrrY -- The Boogie Knight (@CoreyTaylorRock) December 7, 2013 Slipknot
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Jim Root Missing Stone Sour Tour Dates To Focus On Slipknot Writing
announced earlier this year that the band would be reconvening in 2014 following an extended hiatus after the death of Paul Gray. Stone Sour, which features Slipknot
member Jim Root, has now released the following announcement about the band's upcoming tour: "With an impending Slipknot
album on the horizon, Jim will not be touring with Stone Sour this winter. Everyone involved is okay with the decision and our mutual friend Christian Martucci will be filling in on guitar. "It was a difficult decision, but as the fans have wanted another Stone Sour tour and Jim had responsibilities to the writing process with Slipknot
, we feel this is the best decision where everyone wins." Jim Root Missing Stone Sour Tour Dates To Focus On Slipknot
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NEW ISSUE, FEATURING THE UNHOLY HISTORY OF SLIPKNOT, OUT NOW!!!
... Sure to become a collector's classic, Revolver's November 2008 issue celebrates Slipknot
's crushing new album, All Hope Is Gone, and their provocative new look with 10 unique covers of the masked maniacs: one cover for each band member plus a shot of the Nine together, in stunning photographs available nowhere else. Collect all 10! Inside, you'll find a hard-hitting album-by-album oral history of the band in which they reveal the shocking secrets behind their rise to infamy. To read an exclusive "missing chapter" from the cover story, click here. NEW ISSUE, FEATURING THE UNHOLY HISTORY OF 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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