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Posted on: 15 May 2020


Percussionist Chris Fehn, a.k.a. #3, who was fired from Slipknot, talks about how he experienced his first years in the band.

This interview is from 2008.


Posted on: 10 May 2020


In a new video interview with Rock Feed while isolating at their home, the couple reveal how their lives have been impacted by coronavirus with respective tours being cancelled and postponed – including a trip to Atlanta “to do a taste test for a food truck that we’re starting”, according to the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman.


Though he seemingly accidentally spills the beans here, Corey Taylor and Alicia Taylor nevertheless continue to discuss their ideas for this truck, revealing that it was the plan to actually have it at their shows.

 

 
It was basically a taco food truck. We can’t say vegan” Corey says. “There will be some dairy and some stuff in there, but the main focus was flavour – not just content. People talk about vegan and they can become very pretentious. For us, it’s just about, ‘Look, we’re fat-asses, man, we just wanna eat! We want some fucking food!’ This was a way for us to combine that with a healthier lifestyle.”


“Because a lot of people don’t know this: we went plant-based in August/September,” adds Alicia. “And we saw the benefits immediately.”


Check out the full interview below – with the food truck reveal coming in at around 21 minutes.


Posted on: 08 May 2020


It looks like the wait is almost over: Slipknot will be unveiling their new masks soon! Well, that’s what their record label Roadrunner Records say anyway.

Following a cryptic Instagram post from frontman Corey Taylor, Roadrunner tweeted “New @slipknot masks incoming…” along with the same ghostly white image, which we presume is a distorted version of Corey’s new mask… or E.T. lost a fight with some PVA glue the middle of some thick fog. Basically there’s a creepy looking eye, and that’s more than enough to get us excited because it’s been almost five years since the last mask change for .5: The Gray Chapter.

 

 

Posted on: 05 May 2020


SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has announced a special guitar auction with eBay for charity to benefit Direct Relief in support of their COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response efforts. The auction is live now at www.ebay.com/coreytaylor and is set to run through Thursday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. PT.

Corey Taylor has handpicked 13 guitars from his personal collection and signed them for fans to bid on. Among electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, select highlights include his gold metallic Gibson Memphis Dave Grohl DG-335 #237 of only 400 in perfect condition, a Gold Top Gibson Classic Les Paul, a tan Fender Acoustic, a pearl blue Gibson Dave Grohl Signature #87 out of only 200, a black SDGR Bass, and more. Every guitar comes with a case and a certificate of authenticity.

All proceeds from the auction will go to Direct Relief — less shipping and processing fees. In addition, as part of eBay's response to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, from now through May 31, eBay will match dollar for dollar, up to $1 million, when you support Direct Relief.

Direct Relief is coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in the U.S. and globally to provide PPE and essential medical items to health workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization's mission spoke directly to Taylor, and he stepped up by giving fans the chance to own a piece of his history for an important initiative.

Posted on: 04 May 2020


Slipknot guitarist Jim Root is planning his own solo project, using his time in quarantine to compile new ideas. Root revealed the idea to Loudwire during an exclusive interview, detailing his creative process and admitting he may overthink it to death.

Slipknot often revolves around the schedule of Corey Taylor, going dormant when it’s time for the frontman to focus on Stone Sour. After Slipknot’s tour schedule for We Are Not Your Kind is complete, the Nine will likely be away for two or three years, giving the musicians ample time to work on other creative projects.


“I’ve had a lot of people ask me about doing a solo project. I think now I have a little bit of extra time to dedicate to that, so I’ve been writing some stuff that maybe wouldn’t slide into the Slipknot world,” Root explains. “I would like to just because I need to stay busy. You know, I didn’t start a family, I never got married, I didn’t do any of that stuff. I know Corey wants to do a solo project that’s outside of Stone Sour; he’s mentioned that.”

“For a solo project, I’m gonna overthink that until I’m insane and it may never ever come out,” the guitarist laughs. “What direction do I go? Do I even think about a direction? Do I just let it naturally come out? Do I use things that I’ve written intended for Slipknot that maybe Slipknot didn't gravitate towards?”

Root concludes, “Obviously, Slipknot is my priority and it’s what I’m always gonna have as a priority … With all the arrangements I’ve written for the last couple of Slipknot records, I don’t know that I need another outlet, but I’m going to try. Set a goal, maybe see if I can achieve it.”

Watch our full interview with Jim Root above and click here to watch the Slipknot guitarist play his favorite riffs.

Posted on: 01 May 2020


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