The Mansion is a 10-bedroom mansion owned by music producer Rick Rubin in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles, originally built in 1918. The Mansion is famous for many bands who recorded their best titles. Although many say that Harry Houdini lived at the mansion, no one has ever lived in the Mansion under the name "Houdini", a fact that Corey Taylor, has said in his book A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven.
The nine-piece band holed up in the Harry Houdini Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Calif, with producer Rick Rubin to lay down tracks for the 3rd studio album "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)", and had a series of, shall we say, unusual experiences while living there.
SLIPKNOT had inadvertently found a unique venue to record their new album in - a haunted house. The group have reconvened after spending the last year pursuing solo projects and while they insist their music is better than ever, they can't say the same for their surroundings. SLIPKNOT have been recording their new album in a haunted house in Los Angeles. The band also lived in the spooky property and drummer JOEY JORDISON admits to being shocked by ghostly goings-on there. He says,
Corey Taylor also acknowledged that the new record could be make or break for the band post-nu-metal.
That weirdness included a ghost sighting.
At the time, she blindfolded all four contest winners, and along with John (gent who has been filming many-a-moment from the recording of Slipknot's new album in the mansion), stated making their way to the Houdini Mansion.
"It was cool...yet kinda weird," tells Matt, one of the contest winners about the beginning of the journey. After driving around for a about 15 minutes, Maria hung up her cell, turned back, and snarled, "Slipknot ain't ready for ya, yet."
At said point, Matt relays his thoughts turned to "thinking what are they gonna do??? Line us up in a corner and throw shit at us?" Ahh, the initiation into the world of Slipknot?