Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) was recently filming a music video for one of the songs off his upcoming solo album. The frontman shared a brief clip from behind the scenes of the shoot:
Congratulations are in order for Slipknot bassist Alessandro “V-Man” Venturella, who recently got married to artist Lisa Graham. V-Man said the following about the good news: “We finally did it. Me and @lisagraham138 got married. ❤️”
Earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give loans to businesses to help them pay their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new report, $660 billion was given out to 600,000 companies including ones owned by Slipknot, Green Day, Tool, My Chemical Romance, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed, Eagles, Nickelback, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Cheap Trick, and more. One of the aforementioned artists, My Chemical Romance, told Rolling Stone the following about their decision to take a PPP loan:
“Like most tours that were happening this year, My Chemical Romance’s world tour was cancelled. MCR received PPP money to ensure their crew is funded in these times of uncertainty until we are able to be out on the road again. We are so grateful to these skilled, dedicated people – some of them are parents, others caretakers, still others who simply have rent to pay – and this money helps them take care of themselves and their families.”
During a recent chat with Knotfest.com, Corey Taylor crowned “Scissors” as his favorite Slipknot song. He said the following about that:
“My favorite by far is ‘Scissors.’ To this day it’s my favorite Slipknot song. I love it because every time we would play it, the whole second half was improvised. We played at each other, free form, free prose, everything. It was violent and gorgeous. Nothing will ever replace it for me; when we stopped playing it live, I had a hard time enjoying our sets for a very long time.”
A special “Rock For Relief” virtual concert will be taking place on Friday (July 3) at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT via rockforrelief.net. The show will be hosted by Lou Brutus and Rikki Rachtman and money raised from it will go towards Feeding America‘s Coronavirus Response Fund. Here’s the artists set to perform: Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Don Felder, George Thorogood, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Filter, Lisa Loeb, BJ Thomas, The Dead Daisies, Jesse Hasek (10 Years), Brian Vodinh (10 Years), Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Starset, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro), Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Ricky Byrd, Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, CoCo Carmel), Joe Grushecky, Bones Owens, Kathy Sledge, Danielia Cotton & Mickey Factz, and Matt Bigland (Dinosaur Pile-Up). Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Melissa Rivers, and Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia) will also be involved in the event.
Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison recently reflected on the band’s self-titled album in honor of its 21st anniversary. He said the following:
“It’s almost hard to believe how these years have flown by like blast beats. That album was & will always be some of the absolute best memories of my life. There’s nothing out there quite like it, and what it did for all of us & the Metal world. It made all of our dreams come true, and the overall reaction from the fans almost collapsed venues & stadiums worldwide. We didn’t expect it, but it absolutely exploded! We were so determined, hungry, and ready to take on the world and we did. We feared no one, and it showed when we took the stage. It was just ‘that’ time. Total mystery it was. Thank you to Monte Conner, Dave Rath, and all at Roadrunner Records… Sophia John, Ross ‘“The King” Robinson & Chuck Johnson. To the fans, you guys made this happen for all of us, and I dedicate this anniversary to YOU!!! Metal Forever. Thank you eternally!Joey Jordison no.1. 🤘🏼”
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It’s almost hard to believe how these years have flown by like blast beats. That album was & will always be some of the absolute best memories of my life. There’s nothing out there quite like it, and what it did for all of us & the Metal world. It made all of our dreams come true, and the overall reaction from the fans almost collapsed venues & stadiums worldwide. We didn’t expect it, but it absolutely exploded! We were so determined, hungry, and ready to take on the world and we did. We feared no one, and it showed when we took the stage. It was just ‘that’ time. Total mystery it was. Thank you to Monte Conner, Dave Rath, and all at Roadrunner Records… Sophia John, Ross ‘“The King” Robinson & Chuck Johnson. To the fans, you guys made this happen for all of us, and I dedicate this anniversary to YOU!!! Metal Forever. Thank you eternally!Joey Jordison no.1. 🤘🏼
A Slipknot tribute band called Of The (SiC) are currently looking for a new vocalist and they recently posted a Craigslist ad that includes requirements such as having “the same or near same physical shape as Corey Taylor” and “the same vocal range.” The humorous ad has since caught the attention of Taylor, who actually responded to it.
The ad said the following:
“We are an established Slipknot tribute band, dubbed the most accurate Slipknot tribute in the world. We focus on their 1999-2001 album and touring cycle, and plan on moving through the other eras.
We are in need of someone in the same or near same physical shape as Corey Taylor, 5’8. That has the same vocal range, stage experience is a must! Be able to command a crowd and act the part.
(You would need to buy multiple jumpsuits, etc. a mask will be provided for now for accuracy sake.)
Please be dedicated, if you decide to be a part of this band, we need you to give it your all for as long as the band exists.
Thank you for reading this far, please contact us if you feel that you fit the part.
Of The (SiC)”
Taylor then responded with the below tweet:
[via Rock Feed]
During the June 26 edition of his “Acoustic Happy Hour” series, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn performed covers of Slipknot‘s “Snuff,“ “Deftones‘ “Change (In The House Of Flies),“ System Of A Down‘s “Aerials,” Dio‘s “Holy Diver,“ Staind‘s “Outside,“ and more. You can watch that set below:
Slipknot will be celebrating the 21st anniversary of their self-titled debut album by streaming their film “Welcome To Our Neighborhood” on Knotfest.com. You can watch that tomorrow (June 26) starting at 2 p.m. PST/5 p.m. EST. With this news, the group have also released some throwback merch on slipknotmerch.com.
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To celebrate the 21st anniversary of our album 'Slipknot', @KNOTFEST will be streaming our film "Welcome To Our Neighborhood" in full featuring footage from the early days of the band, interviews, early live performance footage and more. Watch tomorrow, June 26 at 5pm ET / 2pm PT / 10pm BST / 11pm CET. Get more details at knotfest.com | Link in bio Exclusive throwback merch designs from our first album album are now available at slipknotmerch.com
Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan has had an interesting way of saying things over the years and it appears his bandmate Corey Taylor has actually been documenting his ramblings. In fact, during a recent interview with Knotfest.com‘s “Mosh Talk With Beez,” Taylor even said that he is working on a coffee table book featuring a number of insane quotes from Crahan.
Taylor said the following while discussing Crahan’s “Electric Theater” podcast:
“Far being from me to cast aspersions for talking too much… [Laughs] But it’s going to be interesting to see if he can let somebody get a word in edge-wise because he and I compete sometimes to see who can talk the most. [Laughs] But the great thing about Clown, and people who know him will back me up on this is his – god, how do I phrase it – his liberal use of changing phrases that we’ve all used for years, and basically bending them to his will.
“I’ve been keeping a list of things that he has said over the years, his style with the English language is something to be admired and the world is really going to get a taste of unfiltered Clown, which is great, I love it – because it just means people are gonna understand when I put the book out, it’s gonna be amazing. He already knows that I’m doing a book, it’s gonna be a coffee table book, and it’s called ‘These Words Mean Nothing,’ and that’s his title, by the way, that’s the name of the book right now, that’s what it’s gonna be. I’ve been keeping a list for over 20 years now, and it is quite a long of just the crazy stuff that he has said over the years, like the way he will change a saying, and it feels like he messed it up, but he’ll repeat it, and be like, ‘Well, this is actually what I meant.’ And I’m like, ‘Ah, you’re so full of it.’ His mind is so creative that it’s gonna be great to hear him talk.”