Slipknot Share Video Tribute For The Late Joey Jordison

Slipknot have shared a new video tribute for their former drummer Joey Jordison, who recently passed away at the age of 46. You can watch that below. The band also issued the below statement:

“Our hearts go out to Joey’s family and loved ones at this time of tremendous loss. Joey Jordison’s art, talent, and spirit could not be contained or be held back. Joey’s impact on Slipknot, on our lives, and on the music that he loved, is incalculable. Without him there would be no us. We mourn his loss with the entire Slipknot family. We love you, Joey.”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

Corey Taylor On New Slipknot Album: “There’s Definitely Some Pit Openers”

During a recent interview with Consequence, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor talked a bit about the band’s new album. According to him, the effort will feature “some pit openers.”

Taylor said the following:

“It’s an expansion of where we were at on ‘We Are Not Your Kind’. This band has always prided itself on expanding boundaries, expanding our musical vision. It’s got the heavy… There’s so many different elements on this one, man, that let’s just say I’m really excited to get the vocals on it. I’ve got all the lyrics written and whatnot. I’m starting to fine-tune everything. It’s gonna be interesting, man.

I think I talked about it somewhere else where this is the first time in a long time on a Slipknot album where I’m not just talking about things from my point of view; I’m trying to look at things from other people’s point of view and tell different stories again. I’m kind of getting back to that, and it feels very freeing. It’s very liberating, man. And it’s gonna be rad. There’s a couple of songs on here that people are gonna be, like… There’s definitely some pit openers that are gonna fucking freak people out. It’s gonna be rad.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Former Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Passes Away

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has sadly passed away at the age of 46. No cause of death has been revealed.

Jordison’s family issued the following statement:

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46.
Joey‘s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.

To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music.

The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time.

The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”

Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, Etc. Set For 2021 “Knotfest Los Angeles”

Slipknot have revealed the details for “Knotfest Los Angeles.” The event will take place at Banc Of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on November 5 and it will feature the following: Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, Vended, and Cherry Bombs. Notably, “Knotfest Los Angeles,” “Knotfest Iowa,” and the “Knotfest Roadshow” will find Slipknot celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Iowa.”

Clown Says Slipknot “Hated Each Other” When They Made “Iowa”

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Slipknot reflected on the 20th anniversary of their 2001 album “Iowa.” Notably, it appears the aggression on that record was fueled by the band’s hate for each other and the world.

M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan said the following:

“When we did Iowa, we hated each other. We hated the world. The world hated us.”

Corey Taylor continued:

“We were just all at odds with each other. I don’t know if it was jealousy or if it was just insecurity; ‘Am I pulling my weight? Is this person getting more attention than me?’ It was just dark, and it really spit in the face of everything the band tried to accomplish on the first album.”

Clown added:

“It was a backlash for our dream. We spent 18 months on that first cycle doing all these interviews, agents, managers… it was all performance.

By the time we got to the second album, people needed to be curbed and understand their place and that their opinion didn’t matter as much as they thought it did. Just because we were the first platinum band on Roadrunner doesn’t give everyone the ability to start advising. When we were home to take a breath, it was clear that [the second album] was gonna be disturbing and force fed to the world.”

Jim Root Says Slipknot Have “A Couple” Of Unreleased Albums

During a recent interview with Guitar Interactive Magazine, Jim Root revealed that Slipknot have “a couple” of albums worth of material that they have yet to release. This includes “Look Outside Your Window,” which Root, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Corey Taylor, and Sid Wilson recorded during the “All Hope Is Gone“ sessions.

Root said the following when asked about “rumblings” of an unreleased album:

“Which one? There’s a couple [laughs]. There’s ‘Look Outside the Window’ [and] that’s something that Clown and I were working on when we were doing ‘All Hope Is Gone.’ We’ve been talking about putting it out since that happened and I don’t know what will ever come of that, I don’t know what will ever happen with that.”

He also added:

“We also wrote a lot of material. When I’m home — I don’t have a wife or kids or anything like that — so I write music when I’m at home. There’s a lot of arrangements, there’s a lot of things that we didn’t have time to get to. There’s a lot of stuff that is still out there from when we did ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ lingering around. Does that make a record? I don’t think so.

It was really hard for us to pick the songs that ended up on this record. And it was really hard to slash some of the songs out and not put them on the record, so do those contribute to something that we could do in the future? Of course. If you’re a painter, you’re constantly painting.”

He continued when asked if some of the band’s leftover material didn’t match the direction they were heading in on “We Are Not Your Kind”:

“No, not necessarily. Some of them, it was as simple as it just needs more time to develop. Like, here’s a heavy — this one’s a barn-burner but the chorus just isn’t developed yet or whatever it is. Or maybe Corey needs more time to work on this bit or that bit. It could be any number of things or literally we just did not have time to get to it because we had to prioritize this because you’re under a time[frame] and a budget and all that.”

As previously reported, Slipknot are currently working on a new album and Clown says the band are “hoping” to finish it “by the end of July.”

[via Loudwire]

Slipknot Postpone Knotfest Brasil To 2022

Slipknot have officially postponed Knotfest Brasil due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is now set to take place at the Anhembi Sambadrome in São Paulo, Brazil on December 18, 2022. The lineup will be revealed on August 17.

Slipknot Postpone European Festival Appearances To 2022

Slipknot have postponed their European festival appearances to 2022. Here’s the new dates:

07/15 Moscow, RUS – Park Live Festival
07/17 Kiev, UKR – UPark Festival
07/20 Bucharest, ROM – Romexpo
07/21 Plovdiv, BUL – Hills Of Rock
07/23 Athens, GRE – Release Festival
08/05 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air

M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan Says Slipknot “Fight To The Death” While Writing New Songs

During a recent interview with Minneapolis’ 93X, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan discussed Slipknot’s songwriting process. According to him, members of the group will “fight to the death” while writing new music.

Clown said the following:

“We fight like brothers when we write music because everybody wants to be able to write the song, including the nine of us. I laugh so hard because we’ll fight to the death almost over 10 songs.

And that’s passion, that’s a lot of passion. And I can pretty much say that none of that is because of money or credit that is written, it’s more of who we are – artists, and musicians, and songwriters, and lyricists.

We paint, we draw, we jam, we write prose… So we take this art more seriously than anyone else. That’s involved with us, I’m not talking about other bands, I’m talking about we take this very seriously. Probably more than you, probably more than the label, probably more than everyone…

So it’s very important always for everyone to understand that what they hear is a palette of many colors, and those colors are temperatures. If you’ve ever met everyone in Slipknot, you know that we’re all different. We all bring a different color.

And sometimes when those colors are mixed, a brand new color shows up. For instance, I and the other drummer, percussionist – he can do something, I can do something in a song. But when we do something together, it creates something else.

So if you have to break it down, Slipknot cannot be without all those colors. It’s like doing a Bob Ross painting without some trees, slamming the brush back and forth – you just can’t have it. So it’s really a simple concept.

It’s sort of horrible that we have to remind everybody that it’s not a Slipknot song until everybody’s on it, but we still do. And if we weren’t all on it, you would know it, you’d feel it.

There are so many songs that have never been released because they get taken up to a point, and they’re doing good, then they just sort of fall short because maybe that right brush just couldn’t bring that color yet. So we hold it back.

There’s tons of music… We have a song that we wrote for Paul Gray called ‘Without the Gray,’ and it’s my fault ’cause I’ve held it, for a long time. I don’t know why.

It was too close in the beginning, it seemed like it needed to be for us more than for everyone else. And then now, I don’t care, I want it to be for everyone else instead of us. So there’s a lot of music.

It takes everyone, and if everyone’s not on it, things get held back, and then they don’t make their way.

So right now, we’re making a new album, and it’s creating all kinds of just fuss. We’ve all been separated for a year, I think it’s safe to say some guys want to be left alone, and some guys are out in the world.

Just kind of like people want to wear masks and they don’t want to wear masks, it’s just each to their own. I’m 51 years old so I don’t have any more time to listen to people make excuses. You choose your own participation.

I got busy, whether you like it or not, whether anyone in the band likes it or not, whether the fans like it or not, whether my wife likes it or my new dog – I don’t care. I got busy because I wanted to.

And many guys in the band also got busy, everybody did to some degree what we could put together. Here’s why I say it like that, that might sound a little threatening and a little big – but here’s the deal…

I could personally write 10 songs, which I did not write all the music on this album, but let’s say I did – it wouldn’t matter unless everybody put their love on it, and those aren’t going anywhere. Not one of them, not one.

All these songs we’re doing right now – if the band didn’t feel like they couldn’t be on an album or they didn’t want to work, they’re just gonna be a waste of money, a waste of everybody’s time.

And that’s just so not the way, we don’t care, we gotta do what’s right. And that’s what we’re doing right now.”

As previously reported, Clown also said that the band are “hoping” to finish their new album “by the end of July.”

[via Ultimate Guitar]