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]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor On Vaccine Mandates: “If You’re Going To Put People At Risk Of Getting Sick, You Shouldn’t Want To Go To A Show”

During a recent interview with Consequence, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) was asked about his thoughts on vaccine mandates at live shows. The frontman responded by saying “there shouldn’t be a mandate, but guess what, man, if you’re going to put people at risk of getting sick, you shouldn’t want to go to a show.”

Taylor said the following:

“People act like getting a vaccine is signing a deal with the devil. It’s been so politicized and spun out of control in these conspiratorial echo chambers that people forget that you can go find all the info you want online to educate yourself about everything about these vaccines.”

“The fact that [vaccines] have been demonized, almost to the point of these gnarly conspiracy theories, no wonder why people are afraid of it — because they’re listening to the wrong people.”

He also added:

“Do I think it should be a requirement for people to be vaccinated to go to shows? Yes and no. Here’s the thing: there shouldn’t be a mandate, but guess what, man, if you’re going to put people at risk of getting sick, you shouldn’t want to go to a show. That’s common sense. And if you do put people at risk, then you’re a fuckin’ asshole. And you shouldn’t be let in anyway. So, for me, it’s a common-sense thing, but we don’t have a lot of common sense these days, man.”

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.”

Live Nation To Offer Fans $20 Tickets For Upcoming Shows From Slipknot, Korn, Megadeth, Etc.

Live Nation have announced a special “Return To Live” ticket promotion. The offer will launch on July 28 at 12:00pm EDT / 3:00pm PDT and it will give fans a chance to get $20 tickets for shows from Slipknot, Korn, Megadeth, KISS, Judas Priest and more. Notably, there will also be a pre-sale for T-Mobile and Sprint customers on July 27.

Here’s a list of the participating artists:

  • 311
  • 3 Doors Down
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alice Cooper
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Coheed And Cambria
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Hall & Oates
  • Jason Aldean
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Judas Priest
  • Kings Of Leon
  • KISS
  • Korn
  • Lady A
  • Lil Baby
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • Luke Bryan
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Maroon 5
  • Megadeth
  • NF
  • Pitbull
  • Primus
  • Rise Against
  • Rod Wave
  • Slipknot
  • The Black Crowes
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Trippie Redd
  • Zac Brown Band

You can find more details on the promotion HERE.

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.”

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan Shares “Don’t Believe” & “Spin The Outcome” Videos

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan has continued his nonstop barrage of solo music. The percussionist just shared two more solo tracks including another “Brainwash Love” song called “Don’t Believe” and “Spin The Outcome.” Visualizers for those can be found below. Notably, the “Don’t Believe” clip is titled “Snakes Alive.”

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan Releases New Solo Song “Brainwash Love – Ripple Pool Shader”

Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan has released another solo song. The latest track is called “Brainwash Love – Ripple Pool Shader” and you can find a visualizer for it below: