Slipknot News Feed

Slipknot News Headlines

Corey teamed with YouRock Foundation
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Speaks Of Depression And His Suicide Attempt
Some fans hate me, but i'm not the boss
Corey Taylor: "Some fans hate me, but i'm not the boss"
“Clown” Took Drummer To Paul's Grave
“Clown” Took New Drummer To Paul Gray’s Grave To Pay His Respects
COREY TAYLOR On 'Gray Chapter' Artwork
COREY TAYLOR On 'Gray Chapter' Artwork: 'The Minute I Saw That Image, I Knew That It Was The Cover'



Slipknot Latest News


Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor teamed with the The You Rock Foundation to post the following video talking about his experiences with depression, homelessness and his suicide attempt and how he overcame them.

In less sobering news, Taylor also appeared on Chris Jericho‘s ‘Talk Is Jericho‘ podcast. You can also find that here. Meanwhile, Slipknot of course released their new album “.5: The Gray Chapter” earlier this week.

 

 
 
Slipknot Metal: Slipknot News

Corey Taylor says Slipknot fans are blaming him for the band's dismissal of drummer Joey Jordison.

Corey Taylor tells to XFM: "That's the burden of being the frontman. But I'm not the boss. Trust me. It's very much a committee. I help make decisions, but I don't make. But that's the perception. I'm a big boy. I can take it. I have a Hello Kitty pillow that I cry into every night. But that's not the point. It keeps me humble. It keeps me where I need to be. You just kind of have to take it and roll with it. People dog me now, but they'll love me later, and it's just the way it's always been."

"It'll definitely make you sleep on your side of the bed, man. It's pretty ridiculous. You stay as far away from the windows as possible. It gets weird with our fans, man. I mean, it's got to the point where there's almost, like, a Twin Peaks vibe to it. At one point there was a whole message board dedicated to measuring the forehead of one of the models in The Negative One video. I promise, this is true. And I'm reading this, going, 'Wow!'

"I love it, though. I love it. I think it's great. Because, again, I've always said I'd rather have people talking about me, whether it's negative or positive, than not talking at all. Because as long as your name's in that conversation, it's carrying on the legacy. And trust me, I'm one of the most hated dudes right now. You have no idea. The stuff that's coming out of some of these people's mouths. If I took any of it seriously, I wouldn't be on the mic with you right now, I'd be curled up in a foetal position on my bed, sucking on my own thumb, because it's ridiculous."

 
 
Slipknot Metal: Slipknot News

Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor and percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan gave a revealing interview to Rollingstone.com about the difficult road to their soon-to-be-released new album, “.5: The Gray Chapter“. Crahan revealed that the album’s opening cut “XIX” drove him to tears:

“I don’t usually let people see me cry. It’s too hard. But when I heard what Corey Taylor sang on the song ‘XIX,’ I cried and cried and cried. It hurt so bad.”

Crahan also revealed that the bands new drummer—reportedly Jay Weinberg—went through an initiation of sorts at the hands of the band. Crahan flew him to Des Moines, IA to the grave of the bands late bassist Paul Gray, stating:

“I made him pay his respects and say hello. I told him what we’re gonna do, and we got on a fucking plane and flew to fucking L.A.”

Both Crahan and fellow percussionist Chris Fehn also spent a good time standing in front of the drummer, yelling and flipping him off as he played to initiate him into the outfit. Taylor in particular stated that the process of making the album and the adversity they faced making it has made them more appreciate of each other:

“When we were younger, we took each other for granted. We didn’t allow ourselves to – for want of a better word – love each other. We loved what we did together, but we didn’t allow ourselves to appreciate each other for who we are individually. We learned the hard way that you can paint yourself right out of a picture, if you’re not family. I think that’s the biggest way that we’ve changed. We’ve started listening instead of screaming. We’ve started reaching out and showing appreciation for each other, whereas before we might have been a little too proud, a little too stubborn. Losing Paul shook us to or foundations, but luckily that foundation held. We didn’t realize we were taking our time with Paul for granted. I’ll be damned if I do it with these guys.”

.5: The Gray Chapter” is due in stores October 21st on Roadrunner Recorders.
Pre-Order the brand new album now from 
iTunes / Amazon.com

 
 
Slipknot Metal: Slipknot News

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor says that when he first saw the image that became the cover artwork for the band's long-awaited fifth album, ".5: The Gray Chapter", he was "so blown away" that he immediately knew SLIPKNOT had found what it was looking for.

The ".5: The Gray Chapter" was designed by M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, who is the percussionist and founding member of SLIPKNOT. Crahan is also the art director for SLIPKNOT and directed their DVDs, "Disasterpieces", "Voliminal: Inside The Nine", "Of The (sic)", and "(sic)nesses: Live at Download". He has been the creative vision behind the band since their inception.

"The minute I saw that image, I knew that it was the cover," Taylor told Mistress Carrie of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio station WAAF, "because the great thing about Clown is that… He does all the artwork for us, he comes up with so much of the concepts, and he's really never gotten the amount of credit that I think he deserves. So when he came in, he had some of this fantastic artwork, I was so blown away. But that one image was so striking, and I think it told so many different stories just in that one image. Because it's black and white, but if you look at it, there's so much gray in it without the color gray even being there. I just knew that was our moment, that was our image, that's what we were gonna put up and hold up to the world and say, 'This is our album.' I just knew that was it."

 
 
Slipknot Metal: Slipknot News

Slipknot‘s sequential streaming of tracks from their new album “.5: The Gray Chapter” continues with a posting of “SKEPTIC” from the outing. Next Tuesday, October 21st, will see the release of the album itself.

You can check out “SKEPTIC”  below. 



SKEPTIC Lyrics


Pissed!


I only want our fate, commit the rape
Do we get a little taste? That's unique
They love my taint, know what I made
Him - achievement on a Sunday
You were the gift, you were a gift
But there's a way - it's the god damned dead
Nothing and a curse, you made it work
The universe is so much smaller


Vengeance, bastards, different, why?
Why do the living decreed?
And our hero, martyr, missonary
God - he was the best of us


The world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you


Never be the same, I want the blame
To be a sign of the guiltiest one
It can't be done, because the son
Was a victim of your best sin
I'm so fucking pissed at all of this
You gotta know that you are sorely missed
Eight becomes a wheel, they hope you heal
They make you feel like they broke it better


[?], brother, scapegoat, why?
Why did we only get this day?
Fighter, icon, chanting
God - stop taking the best of us


I won't let you disappear
I will keep your soul alive if I can't have you here
It's no grim made heaven shield[?]
I'm lunatic, set in stones

But the world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you
The world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you


Skeptic (x6)

Where am I supposed to begin?
I'm killing for this god while I'm dead
Feed the meat to ripping machine
Where living is a way to be sane

God - are we alone? (x4)
God - we're not alone


I can't let you disappear
I will keep your soul alive if I can't have you heal
We were meant to be the gates
Rule the masses, run the risk
And keep our systems clean
It's your remake, heaven's shroud[?]
For lunatics that starve

But the world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you
The world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you


The world will never see (will never see)
Another crazy motherfucker like you (like you)
Like you (like you)
Like you

 
 
Slipknot Metal: Slipknot News

A report over at TMZ.com has word that county fire officials have shutdown Slipknot‘s plans to burn camel dung at this years US ‘Knotfest‘. However, the report doesn’t cite the burning feces as the main problem, but rather the oil—though both are considered a public nuisance.

While the original press release did state that burning camel dung and oil would become ‘the scent of Knotfest‘—band percussionist/originator of the idea, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, was quick to correct the press release, stating that oil was not involved.

A representative for the ‘Knotfest‘ has told TMZ that they are currently exploring other avenues to fulfill their aromatic plans. The festival will be held at the San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA from October 24th-26th.

 
 
Slipknot Metal: Slipknot News

<< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... Next >>

BACK TO TOP