Watch 10-Year-Old Musician Nandi Bushell Cover Slipknot’s “Unsainted” On Drums

Nandi Bushell, the 10-year-old musician who defeated Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) in a drum battle and scored Tom Morello’s guitar after sharing a cover of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Guerilla Radio”, has returned with a drum cover of Slipknot’s “Unsainted.” You can check that out below:

Bushell commented:

“Yes! I am a total metal head! I love how awesome the drumming is in @Slipknot ! This is my first attempt at double pedals! Taking my playing to the next level. This song is called I #unstainted by #slipknot! Incredible drumming Jay Weinberg! This song brings my A game Corey Taylor #metalhead #metal #heavymetal #doublepedals. Thank you Ludwig Drums my new kits is sounding awesome! Zildjian Company Vicfirth Drum Sticks Roland #roland #vicfirth #zildjian #ludwig #zildjianfamily #zildjiancovers”

The cover has since caught the attention of Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg, who added:

“Nandi!! You’re unreal! I’m blown away by your passion and energy. Keep shredding on those drums! Next time we roll through your town, give me a shout — you gotta show me how you do that stick flip right there 🤘🏻🥁🔥”

Corey Taylor On Being Unable To Tour Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic: “I Never Thought In A Million Years I Would Miss The Curmudgeons In Slipknot”

During an interview with Kerrang!, Corey Taylor discussed what it has been like to be off the road for a lengthy period of time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The frontman said he misses being on tour with Slipknot and that he intends to get a COVID-19 vaccine and hopefully play some shows in 2021.

Taylor said the following:

“It’s crazy. I was just saying this a couple of days ago: I never thought in a million years I would miss the curmudgeons in Slipknot and being on the road with those growly pricks. [Laughs] But, man, it seems like a million years ago that we played those shows [in Europe earlier this year]. I can’t even remember that tour, that’s how long ago it was. I long for that, and I can’t wait to get back on the road with Slipknot and finish off that tour cycle when the time comes. Obviously, we don’t really know when that is, but with the decent news that the vaccines are looking promising, we have a very good chance to turn things around next year. Even though the winter is a little darker, maybe there’s some light at the end of the tunnel — we just need to get through this time and hopefully get back to normal next year. And I’m no anti-vaxxer, trust me! As soon as it’s ready, I’m taking one, and I don’t care what anybody says: I don’t wear tin foil hats, and I certainly didn’t vote for Trump, so I’m going to get a vaccine for this damn thing.”

He also added the following when asked how he has coped with the shutdown:

“I mean, it was weird… this is the longest I’ve been off the road for 20 years, and when it first started, I was like, ‘Okay, it’ll be six months at the most…’ But when it finally got into, ‘Okay, we’re getting into 2021 now and we’re not really sure what’s going on,’ it was daunting. The first month or two I was almost shifting down into normal life, because my brain is so hardwired to not get settled for months at a time. Normally I get home [from tour] and I have a good month, and then I’m back on the road again. It was interesting to feel that shift, and getting to that point of embracing domestic life. But, at the same time, this was all also the catalyst for doing the solo album the way I did, realizing that I had an opportunity to go in [to the studio] and bang it out real quick, and make something really awesome… I didn’t think it was going to have this sort of impact, which is rad. I was just excited to make it and see what would happen. The flipside of that coin, though, is that it made me miss touring even more because I want to play these songs, and play with these guys live. It was definitely a tease, let’s put it that way. But it was still a great way to do something cool and put something out for people, and they’ve really enjoyed it.”

Slipknot Announce Summer 2021 European Tour

Slipknot have announced a summer 2021 European tour. Here’s the dates:

07/16 Moscow, Russia – Park Live Festival
07/18 Kiev, Ukraine – Upark Festival
07/21 Bucharest, Romania – Romexpo
07/22 Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Hills Of Rock
07/24 Athens, Greece – Release Festival
07/28 Graz, Austria – Stadthalle
07/29 Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
07/31 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
08/01 Malmö, Sweden – Rock Slap Festival
08/07 Turku, Finland – Port Of Turku
08/13 Gdansk, Poland – Ergo Arena
08/15 Geneva, Switzerland – Arena
08/19 Charleville-Mézières, France – Cabaret Vert Festival

Slipknot’s “Knotfest Japan” Postponed To 2022

Slipknot’s “Knotfest Japan” event has been postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival will now be held on April 9-10, 2022 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition in Chiba, Japan.

An official statement was shared on knotfestjapan.com:

“As a result of the ongoing situation with the coronavirus mandates in Japan and around the world, after thorough discussions with KNOTFEST organizers & Slipknot‘s concern for the safety of the fans, artists, staff and everyone involved, we regretfully announce the postponement of KNOTFEST JAPAN 2020 scheduled for January 10th 2021 and January 11th 2021 at Makuhari Messe.

We understand a second postponement is difficult news. Slipknot, their management, and our entire staff sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this has caused the fans that have been looking forward to the event.

The new show dates are as follows:

KNOTFEST JAPAN 2022
VENUE: Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 9-11

Postponed to April 9th (Sat) 2022 ROADSHOW Doors 12:00pm / Start 2:00pm
ARTISTS: SLIPKNOT (Headliner) / and more…
*Doors / Start times are subject to change.

Postponed to April 10th (Sun) 2022 FESTIVAL Doors 9:00am / Start 11:00am
ARTISTS: SLIPKNOT (Headliner) / and more…
*Doors / Start times are subject to change.

For people who wish to keep their tickets, please store your purchased tickets in a safe place as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates.

For people who wish to receive a refund, ticket refunds will be available between 10:00AM on December 2nd (Wed) 2020 to 11:59PM on January 12th (Tue) 2021.

For details please refer to the ticketing company’s procedure with whom you purchased your ticket. Please apply for your refund during the refund period, as refunds will not be made after.

Refund period: 10:00AM on December 2nd (Wed) 2020 to 11:59PM on January 12th (Tue) 2021

Information regarding refunds for tickets by eplus and Lawson Ticket English ticket sites
Overseas customers that have ordered tickets from the Lawson Ticket and eplus English ticket sites will be sent an email (to the address registered at the time of purchase) explaining refund procedure.

Please apply for your refund during the refund period, as refunds will not be made after.

Refunds will be made to the credit card you used for your original purchase. Since the time it takes for refunds to be applied to your account can vary by company, we suggest that you check your credit card statement carefully.

We apologize for any inconveniences and appreciate your understanding.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “We’re Thinking About Kind Of Putting Another Album Out Maybe Next Year”

During a recent appearance on “Good Company With Bowling,” Corey Taylor offered an update on Slipknot’s current plans. The frontman said the following:

“The plan right now with Slipknot is to try and a) finish up the touring next year, and b) we’re thinking about kind of putting another album out maybe next year. But I don’t know. I don’t know what the plan is yet. I just know that we all kind of feel like there’s unfinished business and we wanna finish that out before we do anything. But I know that we were talking about doing it, ’cause we only have one album left on our contract [with our record label].”

[via Blabbermouth]

Pre-Orders Officially Launch For New Slipknot Funko Pop! Figures

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Funko were planning to release new Pop! figures of Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Craig Jones, and Sid Wilson. Now, those collectibles are officially up for pre-order at Slipknotmerch.com. Pop! figures of the band’s other members are also expected to be released at some point in the future.

Clown Confirms That Slipknot Have Been Working On New Music

During a recent bottle signing for Slipknot’s “No. 9 Iowa Whiskey,” M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan confirmed that the band have been working on new music. The percussionist said the following:

“Right now is kind of an interesting time. We’re taking this time to write some new music. So for the last week, we’ve been just having a good time, eating a lot of food and writing God music. So we’re having a good time. Since everybody’s taken a lot of time off, we thought we’d utilize it by getting together and do what we probably do best, which is write music. So it’s been good, because there’s no pressure. It’s not like we have to. We’re doing it ’cause we want to. And it’s just been a blessing, because boredom can set in. And I know all of us in the world.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot Tease 2021 South American Knotfest Dates In Chile, Colombia, And Brazil

Slipknot have shared a teaser video for next year’s Knotfest dates in South America. The band are currently planning events in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. Fans can follow @KnotfestChile, @KnotfestCo, and @KnotfestBrasil on Instagram for further updates when they become available.

Chris Fehn Officially Drops His Lawsuit Against Slipknot

Accoring to Rock Feed, Chris Fehn has officially dropped his lawsuit against Slipknot. This news comes after it was recently reported that the case was heading to mediation for a possible settlement.

The following was said in a document that was filed with the New York Supreme Court:

“Plaintiff CHRISTOPHER FEHN, by and through his undersigned counsel, and pursuant to NY CPLR § R3217(1), hereby affirms that the above-entitled action, be and the same is, hereby discontinued as against ALL DEFENDANTS, with prejudice and without costs to any party and this notice may be filed with the Clerk of the Court without further notice.”

As previously reported, Fehn was kicked out of Slipknot in March 2019 after filing a lawsuit against M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan and Corey Taylor for allegedly operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back with assistance from their business manager Robert Shore. The claim against Shore was previously dismissed, but the claim against his company, Rob Shore & Associates, was originally allowed to proceed.

Fehn was also previously saying that there was a general partnership that existed between the members of the band. However, that claim and the enrichment claim were dismissed in June 2020. The case then entered mediation, before being withdrawn.