Corey Taylor gets in the holiday spirit with his new holiday song ‘X-M@$’, the first solo single form the Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman. “I wrote this song in my kitchen one winter, listening to people bitch about the holidays,” Taylor explained. “Personally, I love the holidays, but they seem to bring on severe stress in most people. So, I wrote this in honor of crotchety, drunken bastards who don’t know the difference between a yuletide and a tool shed. Plus, I think it’s funny.” ‘X-M@$’ is released December 14th on Roadrunner Records. Watch the video via YouTube below.
Footage of Slipknot performing ‘Psychosocial’ at Download 2009 has been posted online. It comes from the band’s ‘(sic)nesses’ DVD, out now on Roadrunner. Watch it via Yahoo! Music below.
For one night only on September 22nd, Slipknot fans can catch the band’s legendary 2009 Download Festival concert from Slipknot on the big screen. To find a theather new you, visit slipknotliveatdownload.com. Watch a trailer for the ‘(sic)nesses’ DVD, out September 28th, via YouTube below.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor talked with ITN about receiving the Kerrang! Services to Metal Award on behalf of his late bandmate Paul Gray. “I love the fact that he’s finally, honestly being appreciated,” Taylor said. “I know sometimes he felt like he didn’t get the attention he deserved. For me, I just want the world to know what he meant to the band, who he was in the band, and just how much he contributed to the band.”
Corey Taylor talked with NME about the future of Slipknot following the death of bassist Paul Gray. “As far as the future, it’s really too soon to tell,” he said. “None of us can even fathom what to do yet, but as soon as we do, the world will be the first to know. It’s not that we don’t want to, it’s just like how do you do what makes sense when such a big piece of that puzzle is gone.”
The Des Moines Register reports Slipknot member Paul Gray was found dead in an Iowa hotel room on Monday morning (May 24), discovered by an employee of TownePlace Suites. The Urbandale Police Department found no signs of foul play. Gray was 38.
Gray and his wife, Brenna, were expecting a child, according to friends of the bassist. “Paul had a lot going for him, and a lot coming,” KAZR-FM (103.3) music director Andy Hall told the newspaper. “I know he was excited about being a dad. It makes an already extremely difficult situation more unthinkable.”
Slipknot are out with the video to their new single ‘Snuff’, directed by M. Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan and photographer P.R. Brown. The song is off the American heavy metal band’s fourth album ‘All Hope Is Gone’, out now on Roadrunner. Watch it below.
Corey Taylor breaks his silence on what really happened when it comes to the rumor he’d join Velvet Revolver. “I had a meeting with those guys,” the Slipknot/Stone Sour singer told Altitude TV. “We did some demos together and it just didn’t work for whatever reason. It was just really cool. It was just one of those things where I got to jam with legends. It was cool. I still know those guys. I still hang out with them. I’ve got nothing but respect.”
Video of the comments at YouTube has since been removed.
Slipknot posted a YouTube clip announcing plans for their 10th Anniversary Special Edition of their self titled release. The box set will include the first album, “a bunch of deep cuts from the vault”, a DVD which features footage of the band in 1999 and 2000 and “a bunch of secrets.” Watch the video below.
Slipknot are coming for a new round of U.S. headlining shows starting August 22nd near Seattle. Check out the tour dates and a message from Corey Taylor and crew below.
8/22 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater – KISW Pain In The Grass 2009: Slipknot, Mudvayne and others
8/23 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
8/25 Great Falls, MT Four Seaons Arena
8/26 Billings, MT Metra Park Arena
8/28 Boise, ID Quest Arena
8/29 Salt Lake City, UT The E Center
8/31 Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs World Arena
9/01 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
9/03 Fargo, ND Fargodome
9/04 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center
9/05 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom