Slipknot Announce “Knotfest Los Angeles” Livestream

Slipknot have announced that they will be livestreaming their November 5 “Knotfest” set at Bank Of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. The broadcast will also include select songs from Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, and Vended, along with a special performance from Cherry Bombs. Tickets for the stream are available HERE.

Slipknot Cancel Alabama Concert Due To Flooding

Slipknot have been forced to cancel their October 24 show at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, AL due to flooding. The band commented:

“Due to flooding of the venue caused by recent storms in the area, we are unfortunately unable to play our October 24th show at Oak Mountain Amphitheater. All of our fans and everyone in Birmingham is in our thoughts and we look forward to coming back and playing for you all soon! Stay safe. Refunds will be available at point of purchase, tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically.”

Metal Stickers Based On Corey Taylor’s New Slipknot Mask Available Now

New metal stickers based on Corey Taylor’s new Slipknot mask are now available at sidthe3rdshop.com. The following was said about those:

“The Corey Taylor WANYK v2 Mask Metal Sticker is here. This sticker is metal. No, it’s literally metal. These gigantic stickers are printed on a brushed alloy substrate that gives it a strong, silver and eye-catching appearance. In pristine condition it reflects light and catches color… get it a little scuffed up and it starts to look even more alive. These things are BIG. Clocking in at a towering 5″ tall, these things are bigger than most people’s palms (go ahead, measure!) The Slipknot front man’s newest mask is larger than life in the form of this metallic alloy sticker. This is a special mask, so it deserved to be made of something special…. before you slap it wherever you slap it, then it’s in your hands. It’s one glorious looking sticker!”

Corey Taylor Says Slipknot Might Release New Music “In The Next Month Or So”

It looks like we will be getting our first taste of Slipknot’s new album in the near future. According to Corey Taylor, new music will likely arrive “in the next month or so.” The frontman offered the following update on the new record during an appearance on “The Eddie Trunk Podcast”:

“Actually, it’s pretty much done. I’d say it’s probably about eighty percent done. We’re finishing up some music, [and] I’ve got a couple more songs to sing. However, I will say this – don’t be surprised if in the next month or so you hear something new.”

He also added the following about the first single:

“[It’s] more of a ‘let’s bludgeon everybody and remind them why we’re still Slipknot‘ kind of vibe.”

[via Metal Injection]

Slipknot Pay Tribute To Joey Jordison And Paul Gray During “Knotfest Iowa”

During Slipknot’s September 25 set at “Knotfest Iowa,” the group paid tribute to their late bandmates Joey Jordison and Paul Gray. At the end of the closing track, “Surfacing,” photos of the drummer and bassist were displayed on screens along with their band numbers as the song “‘Til We Die” played over the PA system. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Opens Up About Joey Jordison’s Death: “I Still Can’t Believe It”

During an appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor opened up about the tragic death of the band’s former drummer Joey Jordison. He said the following:

“It’s been tough, man. Our first concern was obviously his family, so we reached out immediately to make sure that they were okay, to let them know if they needed anything from us, they could absolutely ask. It’s a damn tragedy. He was way too young, and he was way too talented to lose him like this. I know a lot of people wonder about the circumstances that led to him not being in the band anymore, and it’s, like, we’re not gonna talk about that, because I’d rather talk about his legacy, which is that he helped create this band that we all have fought to keep out there and keep going. Just the fact that he’s not here now, it’s still — I still can’t believe it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot Announce Limited Edition “Iowa” Anniversary Whiskey

Slipknot and Cedar Ridge will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Iowa” with a new limited edition whiskey. You can get some for yourself at cedarridgewhiskey.com. Here’s a description of the beverage:

“This selection of blended straight whiskies is 60 percent rye and 40 percent bourbon. The higher rye content gives Slipknot’s ‘Iowa’ Anniversary whiskey a heavy spice influence that balances the rich flavor of Iowa corn.”

Slipknot, Nightwish, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Set For 2022 Knotfest Finland

Slipknot have revealed the details for the first-ever Knotfest Finland. The event will be held in Turku on August 12-13, 2022 and it will feature: Slipknot, Nightwish, Bring Me The Horizon, Arch Enemy, Stam1na, and Blind Channel. The latest Knotfest came about after Slipknot were forced to postpone their August 2021 show in Turku due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets purchased for that concert will be valid for the August 13 date of the festival. They can also be upgraded to a two-day pass without any extra service fees until November 21. Refunds are also available until that date as well.

Machine Gun Kelly Says Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Wrote A “Terrible” Unused Verse For “Tickets To My Downfall”, Taylor Shares Emails That Dispute Those Claims

As previously reported, Machine Gun Kelly recently made headlines after blasting Slipknot by calling them “old weird dudes with masks” onstage at the 2021 Riot Fest in Chicago, IL. Now, the rapper turned rocker has apparently decided to keep the feud going on social media.

Machine Gun Kelly tweeted the following:

“very odd that when an artist talks shit, and i respond, i’m the bad guy.”

He later added:

“Corey [Taylor] did a verse for a song on tickets to my downfall album, it was fucking terrible, so i didn’t use it. he got mad about it, and talked shit to a magazine about the same album he was almost on. yalls stories are all off. just admit he’s bitter.”

Taylor then responded with the following:

“I don’t like people airing private shit like a child. So this is all I’ll say: I didn’t do the track because I don’t like when people try to ‘write’ for me. I said NO to THEM. So without further ado…. #receipts This is all I’m going to say about it.”

The receipts Taylor mentioned are emails between him and Machine Gun Kelly’s “Tickets To My Downfall” collaborator Travis Barker (Blink-182), which you can find below:

Machine Gun Kelly has since fired back as well:

“basically, your verse was really bad. respectfully, i was just telling you to rewrite it because it was really bad. respectfully. 😕 but let’s do a britney spears song cover together 🤘🏼”