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Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor was filmed knocking a fan's mobile phone out of his hands during a recent gig.

Footage uploaded to the metal band's official Facebook page shows Taylor roaming the stage while performing before spotting a distracted fan looking down at his phone.

The singer approaches the fan and is seen knocking the phone out of his hands before pointing at him. The fan, however, seems to take it in jest, smiling and pointing back.

Watch below.

 



Fan reaction to the incident appears mixed, with one Facebook user writing, "That's what he gets for playing Pokemon Go at a Slipknot show!"

However, another wrote, "Should he have been on his phone during a Slipknot concert? NO! But it also doesn't give Corey Taylor the right to smack the dude's phone out of his hand, kind of a dick move".

Taylor had previously spoken of his dislike of phones being used at gigs, saying, ""People need to unplug and realise that they're missing their lives".

The frontman has also warned fans not to bring selfie sticks to their shows, saying he would "beat the shit out of you with a cricket bat".

Posted on: 13 Jul 2016


Fan-filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT's July 6 performance at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York can be seen below. The concert once again saw SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor performing with a neck brace after undergoing surgery last month.

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Posted on: 08 Jul 2016


SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has been ordered by doctors to refrain from headbanging and jumping when the band kicks off its summer tour later this month.

SLIPKNOT was forced to postpone the first two weeks of its North American trek with MARILYN MANSON after Taylor underwent what he described as "an unplanned spinal surgery." The trek, which also includes OF MICE & MEN in the opening slot, was supposed to kick off on June 9 in Salt Lake City but will now begin on June 28 in Nashville.

In a brand new tweet, Corey revealed that his "follow-up appointment" with the doctor went "great," but added that "for now," there will be "no headbanging" or "jumping" for him for the foreseeable future. He went on to say: "But I'll sing my ass off." He also offered that he expects to be "back to 90 percent" within the next four to six months, and "100 percent" in a year.

The summer trek is likely to be SLIPKNOT's last U.S. tour in support of its latest album, ".5: The Gray Chapter", which was released in October 2014.

Following the tour, SLIPKNOT and BLACK SABBATH will co-headline the combined Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, a two-day festival scheduled for September 24-25 in San Bernardino, California.

Posted on: 24 Jun 2016


Drum-cam footage of SLIPKNOT's Jay Weinberg performing with his bandmates on September 27 at Arena Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below.
 

Posted on: 14 Nov 2015


Update: Slipknot have issued an update on the health of bassist Alessandro “Alex” Venturella, who has been discharged from the hospital. It reads as follows:

After a medical emergency during last night’s show, we are relieved to let everyone know that our bass player, Alex ‘V-Man’ Venturella, is well on the road to recovery. Alex collapsed mid-set after feeling unwell and as a precautionary measure was taken to hospital where he was found to be suffering from severe dehydration. After recuperating overnight, he has now been discharged from hospital and is on his way back to his Slipknot family. All being well, Alex will be back onstage with us tomorrow in Mansfield, MA. We thank everyone who reached out with messages and well wishes for Alex and we look forward to be being back at full tilt for the rest of the Summer’s Last Stand tour.

Original Story Continues Below:
Slipknot‘s new bassist Alessandro “Alex” Venturella suffered an undisclosed medical emergency in the middle of Slipknot’s set in Hartford, Conn., last night (Aug. 2). The band stopped the set for 20 minutes, but returned to the stage to continue the show as an eight-piece band.

Upon resuming the show, frontman Corey Taylor addressed the crowd (watch above), saying, “I’m gonna let you know what’s going on right now. I’m sorry to say that our bass player, Alex, had… Something happened. I’m not sure what happened. He’s been put into an ambulance and he’s going to the hospital right now as we speak. But I want you all to make f—ing noise for him. Send him some f—ing love. Now, we had a choice to come back out here. We’ve had to modify some s–t, but we’re gonna keep on playing for you. It’s what we want, it’s what Alex would f—ing want.”

Posted on: 04 Aug 2015


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