Slipknot Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In May

Zee Productions have announced that they will be releasing new 500-piece jigsaw puzzles based on the artwork for Slipknot’s self-titled album, “Iowa,” and “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)” on May 15. Pre-orders can be found HERE. It’s worth noting that the “Iowa” puzzle will be a special foil print puzzle.

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan Explains Why “Look Outside Your Window” Has Yet To Be Released

During a recent appearance on Knotfest.com’s “Mosh Talks With Beez,” Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan talked a bit about the side album that him, Corey Taylor, Jim Root, and Sid Wilson recorded during the “All Hope Is Gone“ sessions. According to him, the effort, which is titled “Look Outside Your Window,” is “only gonna be put out when the priority is created correctly.”

Clown said the following when asked why it hasn’t been released:

“The reason why we never can commit to a date or anything is because — don’t make it confusing. Don’t make it something it’s not. Don’t call it something it’s not. Accept it. It’s music. It’s art. It doesn’t carry the Slipknot name. Joey [Jordison, ex-Slipknot drummer] wasn’t up the hill playing drums. He doesn’t know anything about the songs. I think he’s only been to the house once or twice. It’s a completely different project. It was never held to piss people off. It was never held to prove a point.

It’s been mixed. It’s been mastered. It’s ready to go. We wanna put it out. But it’s only gonna be put out when the priority is created correctly. It’s up to everyone to sort of shut their mouths and not make it confusing. Don’t let it affect Slipknot. That’s the priority — Slipknot, Slipknot, Slipknot, Slipknot. Everything else is just beautiful things that branch off of it. Everyone, quit confusing it. Accept it. We are an anomaly. We’re too much. We’re everything and anything at the same time and no time at all.”

He also added the following when it was mentioned that the coronavirus pandemic should have given them the perfect opportunity to release it:

“Well, okay, you put me in a hard position, but I think I can talk about it as an adult, ’cause I’m an adult, and everybody’s an adult, and these are facts — these are facts, and I’m gonna speak facts.

We have never really had a tentative [release date]. We speculate. So we get a speculation. We get a date under speculation. But we don’t even really make it tentative. We just kind of throw it out there — speculate. But then someone like Corey might wanna do his solo album earlier. I love that. Let’s not get this confused. We really don’t have to go much more into it than that.

I love that he wants to do his thing. I’ve got the rest of my life to do ‘Look Outside Your Window‘ with him. But he may only have right now, maybe in his mind, to do what he wants to do. It’s not up to me to dictate what he may or may not want to do with his life, his career, even though we’re so together with one thing, bonded by one. We never make everything confusing; everybody else does.

So, I will tell you that we speculated many times during the pandemic very decent dates [that would include sufficient] marketing. But remember, I have my whole life to be able to do this with him, and Jim, and for all of us…

It was created because we wanted to create art, and we did, and it ended up being something that everybody’s gonna want, and they’re gonna get it when it’s right. Like we should think about having babies — only do it when we know we can be good mothers and fathers, when we know we’re not gonna walk away from each other, when we know we’re gonna be there for a reward for the child and give all of ourselves. That’s the way we tried to do it, and we did — we tried to get it out.

The reason why I’m holding out is because it’s absolutely beautiful — I’m very proud of it; I’m so proud of everybody in it — and it just needs to be represented correctly. It needs not affect anybody negative. Nobody should be affected by it in any negative way; I won’t allow it. And if it means people are going to, it will never see the light of day. ‘Cause people make things confusing, and I won’t allow it. Because when you grow older, you become wiser.”

[via Blabbermouth]

M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan On The Possibility Of Slipknot Releasing A Vinyl Box Set: “To Have A Collection Of All Of ‘Em Would Be Amazing”

While answering fan-submitted questions, Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan was asked about the possibility of the band releasing a vinyl box set featuring all of their albums. He responded with the following:

“The cool thing about vinyl is that it brings a lot of possibilities for art. So the possibility to have a collection of all of ’em would be amazing. There’s always that opportunity. It’s just time; what we’re working on at the moment. But that is a really, really good idea, because growing up, you can imagine, being 51, I grew up in record stores looking at vinyl and seeing large photos really helping me sort of dive into what I thought the thought process of this band would be. So to have a collection of all of ’em, especially if they were all very different and sort of collectively showed the art throughout the years, I think it’d be a very colorful, beautiful piece. So I definitely that’s something in our future, for sure.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Clown Auctioning Off New NFT

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan is auctioning off a new NFT featuring an animated clip with original audio. You can bid on that via Zora until April 2.

Corey Taylor Says Slipknot’s Next Release “Could Be Conceptual”

During a recent appearance on 95.5 KLOS’ “New And Approved with Matt Pinfield,” Corey Taylor talked a bit about Slipknot’s next release. According to him, the effort “could be conceptual.”

Taylor said the following:

“I can’t say too much about it, and I can tell you that currently, we’ve compiled a lot of material, me and Clown have talked about something really, really cool if we could pull it off.

There’s a chance that it could be conceptual if we can really do it right. The music is brilliant, it expands on what we did with ‘We Are Not Your Kind‘ and kind of blossoms from there.

But the great thing is – it’s got not only that, but it’s got everything that you would want from a Slipknot project – there’s the heavy stuff, there’s the dark stuff, there’s the melodic stuff, there’s the weird stuff.

We have so many different flavors that we can play with that now, at this point, it’s just us mixing and matching and seeing what excites us.

So that’s all I can say for right now but I can tell you that it’s really, really good. We’re entering a realm that we’ve never been and that to us is exciting.

Especially after all of these years, we pride ourselves on always being able to try and top ourselves, and if we can pull this off, this may be the ultimate top ourselves.”

[via Ultimate Guitar]

Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg Shares Drum Cover Of Code Orange’s “You And You Alone”

Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg has shared a drum cover of Code Orange‘s “You And You Alone.“ You can check that out below. Weinberg commented:

“Inspired by their new album, ‘Underneath‘ I recorded a cover of ‘You And You Alone,’ by my friends Code Orange.”

Corey Taylor Says Slipknot Have Booked A Fall Tour And Are Planning Some Other “Massive” Things

During a recent interview with Kerrang! Radio, Corey Taylor offered an update on Slipknot’s current plans. The frontman said the following:

“Slipknot is booked to tour America end of September. We are booked to go out. And we haven’t heard anything yet that it’s different. And we talk to Live Nation every week. We’re up to date on all of the different restrictions, not only in the states, but federally. We’re, obviously, keeping an eye on everything and kind of going from there. Other than that, right now, there’s some stuff brewing that I can’t talk about, but it’s massive. I can say this: you will hear about it probably in the next month or so, let’s put it that way.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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.”