Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Discusses The Possibility Of Expanding Knotfest

During an appearance on Jamey Jasta’s (Hatebreed) The Jasta Show, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) was asked about the possibility of expanding Knotfest to a 20-30 date tour. He responded by saying “it’s definitely something [they’re] thinking about.”

Taylor said the following:

“It’s definitely something we’re thinking about and it’s one of the reasons why we built it the way we have. For us it was about the foundation of the brand itself. It was making sure that this was something that we could continue to build up. You don’t want to go from zero to a million.

So, it’s something that we’re definitely thinking about—certain spots in America—making ‘Knotfest‘ dates. And, this is important, we’re not afraid to take it away for a year and then bring it back.

That’s what people don’t understand. It’s not completely gone, ’cause we’re doing the one in Colombia. But, it doesn’t have to be a yearly thing.

Do it one country one year, do it in a couple other countries the next year. It doesn’t have to be something like that so you’re constantly, constantly stabilizing your brand and making money and doing something cool… And you’re also creating supply and demand.”

[via The PRP]

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Metallica, Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, Etc. Songs To Be Featured On “WWE 2K19” Soundtrack

The soundtrack has been revealed for the new WWE video game “WWE 2K19” (out October 19) and it features a number of rock/metal songs. You can find an announcement video, along with the track listing below:

Track Listing:

Wale – “Ungrateful & Thankful” (picked by The New Day)
AWOLNATION – “Passion” (picked by Daniel Bryan)
Bullet For My Valentine – “Skin” (picked by The Miz)
Eminem – “Survival” (picked by AJ Styles)
Metallica – “Spit Out The Bone” (picked by Triple H)
Fall Out Boy – “Champion” (picked by Alexa Bliss)
Migos – “Work Hard” (picked by Samoa Joe)
Offset & Metro Boomin – “Ric Flair Drop” (picked by Charlotte Flair & Ric Flair)
Rancid – “The 11th Hour” (picked by Sami Zayn)
Post Malone – “Rockstar” (feat. 21 Savage) (picked by Elias)
Slipknot – “Override” (picked Seth Rollins)
Shinedown – “Devil” (picked by Baron Corbin)

Slipknot Planning Deluxe Reissue Of “All Hope Is Gone”

During an interview with the Des Moines Register, Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan revealed that the band are going to re-release “All Hope Is Gone” with bonus material to commemorate the effort’s 10th anniversary. He said the following:

“I’m in a band and I can’t stand that [“corporate” anniversary projects.] But now, I’m, like, ‘Wow.’ For instance, I’m working for ‘All Hope Is Gone’, …and what I’m doing is I’m using the stuff I would’ve never approved. Now I can look at it and go, ‘Wow. The fans need to see this.'”

Crahan also said the group may celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1999 self-titled debut album as well.

Slipknot Partner With “Slaughterhouse” Haunted Attraction In Des Moines, IA

Slipknot have partnered with the Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction in their hometown of Des Moines, IA. It will run from October 5 to October 31, and it will include memorabilia, as well as decor and themed actors inspired by the band. Guided tours, meet and greets, and more will also be featured.

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Pays Tribute To His Late Grandmother

Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has shared a touching tribute for his late grandmother, Thelma Taylor. He said the following:

“My rock. My everything. She raised me. Taught me to be kind but tough. Work and encourage others to do so. I’ve never known a day without her in this world. My heart has broken. I loved her so much. And I will miss her every day. She was an incredible woman. And I owe her everything. I love you, Gram. Thelma Taylor 1926-2018.”

Slipknot’s Sid Wilson Premieres “†h∑ £ø√∑ ¡N∫¡D∑” Video

Slipknot’s Sid Wilson has premiered a new video for his song “†h∑ £ø√∑ ¡N∫¡D∑.” This track is from his latest album “∫∑x©∆p∆D∑∫ øƒ †h3 høP∑£3∫∫ ®øbø†¡¢,” which is available now. Wilson commented:

“Our hero now finds himself hurling thru the Universe in a spacecraft constructed from studio equipment and Earth vehicles. Finally starting to feel like he has found peace amongst the stars, he’s cruising the Galaxies in his beat making vessel pulling inspiration from the unknown and decides to try the inter dimensional drive and forgetting to calculate the proper mineral balance injections for his body to withstand the jump, he blacks out. Upon waking, he will truly discover ‘†h∑ £ø√∑ ¡N∫¡D∑‘”

Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot, Etc.): “I’m Completely, One Hundred Percent Back, Stronger Than I’ve Ever Been”

Back in 2016, Joey Jordison (Sinsaenum, Vimic) revealed that he was suffering from a nurological disorder, called transverse myelitis, around the time of his departure from Slipknot. Now, in the below interview with Metal Wani, the drummer said he is now “completely, one hundred percent back” and “stronger than [he has] ever been.”

Jordison said the following:

“I’m completely, one hundred percent back, stronger than I’ve ever been, and I’m not just saying that — that sounds like a cheesy fucking line; I understand. But it took me a long time, man, to recover and get my strength back, because I got hit with something that… I mean, I never felt anything like this.”

“We all know the flu, the common cold, all that type of stuff. This is nothing like that. I woke up one day and my back was completely on fire. Next thing, my legs were wobbly, next thing you know I collapsed — I lost my legs. It was the scariest fucking thing I’ve ever went through in my life, and I busted my ass, got the right trainers and I was not not gonna play drums again, because this is what I’m on earth for. I have a great lady that supported me and killer trainers.”

“Man, failure was not an option whatsoever, ’cause I’m here to play music — that’s what I’ve been put on earth for. I think, honestly, in a weird way, it was a life lesson more than anything, and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I just was not gonna let this beat me.”

[via Metal Injection]