Slipknot, Foo Fighters, & Jane’s Addiction Members To Perform As Ground Control At Upcoming David Bowie Tribute Concert

More artists have been added to the upcoming David Bowie tribute show including the supergroup Ground Control, which features Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, and Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney. The streaming event, which is being called “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!,” will take place on January 8 and it will also feature members of Bowie‘s band, as well as Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Corey Glover (Living Colour), Boy George, Peter Frampton, and more. Tickets can be found HERE.

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 To Star In Halloween Horror Anthology “Bad Candy”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be starring in a new Halloween horror anthology called “Bad Candy.” The film was written and directed by Scott Hansen and Desiree Connell and it will also feature Zach Galligan (“Gremlins”, “Waxwork”). A September 2021 release is expected.

Here’s a description of the anthology:

“‘Bad Candy’ follows local Halloween stories of both myth and lessons learned in the community of New Salem. With its annual Psychotronic FM Halloween show, re-enactment radio DJs Chilly Billy and Paul weave the tales of the supernatural of years gone by. In this small town it’s a grimy ending for most, but will a few good souls survive?”

Taylor also commented on the movie during an interview with FirstGlance Film Festivals [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“It’s a pretty cool little horror movie that has a linear story going through it, but it’s really kind of made up of different short stories — almost like a ‘Creepshow’ kind of format, which is pretty cool. It’s basically re-enactments of the stories that I’m actually telling on the radio, for the most part. It was a small-budget film done by some people who knew my manager, and who had worked with him before. And they asked if I wanted to be a part of it, and I was, like, ‘Yeah, of course. I’m totally down.'”

He also added:

“I’ve been a horror fan my whole life, and that’s reflected in the movies that I’ve been in, the music that I make, the bands that I’ve contributed to. So it was just one more thing for me to kind of try and stretch. Any time I get a little bit part like that, I’m always down to try new stuff.”

Taylor also discussed what it was like on set:

“I got to work with Zach Galligan, which was really rad. I was a big fan of his work when I was growing up, and getting to work with him and meet him, he’s just such a cool dude that it just made it easy. We were there for two full days really kind of mapping out and filming everything. And we just rolled with it, man. We just had as much fun as we could, just making fun of each other.”

This news comes after it was recently revealed that Taylor will also be appearing in another horror film called “Rucker (The Trucker).”

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.

Slipknot Announce Inaugural Knotfest Brazil

Slipknot have announced that their inaugural Knotfest Brazil event will be held at the Sambódromo do Anhembi in São Paulo on December 19, 2021. The band commented:

“KNOTFEST will arrive in São Paulo, Brazil for the first time ever on December 19, 2021 featuring 10 bands across 2 stages. Tickets on sale Thursday, November 26 at 10am Brasilia time here: https://eventim.com.br. Follow Knotfest Brasil for more info.”

Anthrax Team Up With Z2 Comics For “Among The Living” Graphic Novel

Anthrax have joined forces with Z2 Comics to create a new graphic novel inspired by their 1987 album “Among The Living“. Members of Slipknot, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, and more contributed to the book, which can be pre-ordered HERE.

A press release offered the following description of the effort:

“An anthology narrated by longtime mascot “The Not Man,” newly designed by Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), Among the Living unites [Charlie] Benante and [Scott] Ian with writers Brian Azzarello, Grant Morrison, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, Corey Taylor, Joseph Trohman, Gerard and Mikey Way, and Rob Zombie, with more to be announced.

Artists include Roland Boschi, Maan House, Dave Johnson, Scott Koblish, Darrick Robertson, and Erik Rodriguez, and more, with covers by Benante, JG Jones, and Eric Powell. Band members Benante and Ian will collaborate on an original story inspired by the fan favorite anthem “I Am the Law,” featuring the legendary comic book antihero Judge Dredd, in partnership with 2000 AD.

This will make official the decades long connection between the character and the band, rewarding comic book fans and metalheads alike.”

Charlie Benante commented:

“Doing a comic book has always been a huge goal for me. I’ve tried for years, but something always comes up and sidetracks me. I was ecstatic when Josh Bernstein brought the idea to us to do a graphic novel based on our album ‘Among The Living‘. I felt that it was the perfect time and opportunity to fulfill that dream.

I am a lifelong artist and have been drawing during the pandemic more than ever, so I had the idea to bring my own artwork to this project. As a fan of the Judge Dredd series since the 80’s, it was an honor to create cover art based off of Dredd and Judge Death. The amount of talent that is going into this project is astounding, I scratch my head just thinking about it!”

Scott Ian added:

“Comics are one of the two things (the other thing being Horror) that I’ve been into longer than music. Comics were/are my constant. Music joined the party and became my constant as well. I started a band. I wrote lyrics about comics and horror and they connected with people all over the world. And now for the 40th (40!!!) anniversary of Anthrax, I get to cross the streams and merge my constants with a graphic novel (comic) celebrating the album that made such a mark on the planet – ‘Among The Living.’

Getting to be a part of this process – choosing writers and artists to express what these songs mean to them – has been incredible. I made a wish list of writers/artists/musicians that I would love to be a part of this, not really thinking we’d get them.

I was aiming high, the list had Grant Morrison‘s name at the top – and Grant said yes. Brian Azzarello said yes. Eric Powell, J.G. Jones, Greg Nicotero, Corey Taylor, Rob Zombie, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, Joe Trohman, Gerard & Mikey Way – they all said yes. Holy crap!”

“I pitched a Judge Dredd story for ‘I Am The Law‘ that I’d been thinking about for a while. It was an idea I actually talked to Grant about one night after an Anthrax show in Glasgow over a few drinks. This idea has stayed with me, I’d never written it down, it was one of those ideas that would smack me in the face every few months demanding to be recognized, I just didn’t have an outlet for it.

And then I did have an outlet with this project but, we didn’t have the rights to use Dredd in our book. You have to ask right? So we sent my idea to the kind folks at Rebellion and they green-lit my story. And there, my friends, is the moment where everything came full circle for me as a life-long comic nerd and the as the guy in Anthrax. Thank you ‘Among the Living.’ for making it all happen.”