Corey: “To answer your question, NO – there is no Slipknot song called ‘Hate’.
There were only three tracks that didn’t go on the album and they were Scream, Don’t Get Close and the original version of Danger-Keep Away.
There were two or three songs that got fucked with that never got finished so they were not released- none of which were called Hate”
When will they be back? What are the band members doing while they are resting?
They haven’t been resting at all. Slipknot are planning to re-group at the later part of the year to finish writing the album . They aim to be in the studio in Jan 2008.
Just a brief rundown is….
Mick has been launching a guitar, doing guitar clinics, appearing in LUPARA’s video, filming (in front and behind camera) for a zombie film, released soon by 3B ENTERTAINMENT, and writing the new album with Paul – who has also been doing different side projects.
Sid has been doing A LOT of recording and gigging as DJ Starscream.
Joey has been writing also, and toured with Ministry, and produced the new album of 3 Inches Of Bloods.
Corey and James are of course with Stone Sour.
Craig has been traveling etc.
Chris has been painting houses and playing golf etc.
Clown has been doing the whole Voliminal: Inside The Nine dvd..loads of promo, was in hospital for a while and launching his own website and forum (BigOrangeClown.com) and setting up showcases for bands that are signed to his label, and looking for more bands to sign to it.
The new album is gonna be amazing!!!
They are not touring/playing/appearing anywhere this year
Did Body Pit ever release an album?
Body Pit lineup:
Paul Gray (bass)
Donnie Steele (guitar)
Cory Tarr (guitar-it was his band to begin with)
Ernie McGinn (r.i.p.-drums)
Donnie Steele (guitar)
Mick Thomson (guitar)
Danny Spain (drums)
Anders – “Nothing was ever recorded (but on a boom-box. I don’t have a copy), and nothing was ever released. We played about 10 shows throughout the short, 2 year history. Paul asked me the night of Mike Crahan’s funeral if I’d be interested in doing a reunion. Of course I said “Hell Yes!”. That hasn’t happened yet, obviously. They’ve got too many other things going on. Maybe if more interest developed among the Maggots about it, they’d do it. It was technical, gutteral death-metal/grindcore. The most brutal music I’ve ever been part of. And that was back when everyone had crappy equipment! lol”
Where can I find CROWZ?
Mick Thomson-” There is no record called ‘Crowz’.”
What album is BLACKHEART on?
Slipknot have NEVER done a track called Blackheart. It was a band called V-MOB.
What about Crowz? I heard a rumor that it was their demo album.
Wasn’t an album. Was a demo……a collection of tracks. Just like all bands have.
Who is the badass that came up with the idea to have the drum kits on lifts?.
‘Mostly Shawn’s… After he designed and made the revolving kit for Joey. Remember…Shawn is a welder by trade.
Is “the Knot Gone Wild DVD” unofficial?
No… It is certainly UNofficial. The only official DVD’s are:
“Welcome to our Neighborhood”, “Disasterpieces”, “Voliminal: Inside The Nine”. Plus…they would never pick a crappy title like that for one of their DVD’s.
Does the band choose the content that goes into the DVDs?
Yes they do. They have a BIG say in it. By the way, if they wouldn’t sign under a DVD if it was not right with them.
Did Corey do something to his voice after Iowa? Did he mess it up? Why did the singing change so much between iowa, Vol 3, and the present?
Corey strained his vocal chords a while back. It was a worrying time, and he enlisted the expertise of a voice coach ( Melissa Cross )to improve and mend them as quickly and properly as he could.
Is it true that Sid has organic brain syndrome and was born with 6 fingers?
Don’t know… and Yes – he was born with 6 fingers.
What is going on between Scissors and Eeyore?
They were watching an extreme porn film. XXX rated stuff, involving shit and faces.
Is Slipknot going to make new cd?
Yes. Slipknot will return from their break/time-out in 2008 with a 4th studio album. So far let’s call it “Vol. 4″
Joey had already had ideas for riffs before the break. Paul and Mick have been getting together recently to do more, and writing etc.
How’s Paul’s name spelled, Gray or Grey?
Gray….and Micks name is spelt Thomson. With NO “P”.
Is the band working on new masks for the next album?
Yes, of course. With every Slipknot album their masks change, sometimes a bit, sometimes it’s a big change. It depends on their mood really. It depends on how they feel at the moment. So I am sure you can expect new masks on “Vol. 4″
Why does Craig never ever show his face?
He doesn’t want to be identified everywhere he goes… Clearly his privacy is very important to him as well as to the rest of the band.
Just wondering, why don’t Slipknot regard their first album (Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat) as an actual album? For example, they called Subliminal Verses – Volume 3. And on the official website in the Albums section there are the albums Slipknot/IOWA/Subliminal Verses/9.0 Live only. I think they should at least publicize it because then people can know their roots in music.
MFKR is not technically an album. Also….only 1000 copies were ever released, at Clowns wishes. There are many fakes/bootlegs of it, especially on ebay. 99% of them are.
A genuine copy recently sold for over $600 !!
As you point out…VOL.3…IS their 3rd album as they see it….they pointed this out themselves..hence the title.
If the band wanted MFKR available to people, or if they wanted it to be included in their catalog, then they would have called Sub.Verse vol4 instead…AND would have re-released MFKR by now.
The fact that they HAVEN’T says it all really.
Does Sid stagedive anymore? Because I’ve seen loads of videos of him doing it in the S/T and IOWA days but not on in the Vol 3 era… I was thinking he stopped, but I saw a clip in the video for “The Nameless” of him climbing up some scaffolding…
He doesn’t at the moment… Cos they are not touring. But he did still do it….even on the last show of the tour before the break.
However… he will need to tone it down some..if not a lot..due to suffering many injuries, and being in constant pain from them.
Do any of the Slipknot members have AIM Screen names, and what are they?
Yes, some of the band members (if not all) have AIM Screen names… But there’s no way in hell you’ll get them!
Is “The Clan” a real Slipknot album? Cuz i saw it on amazon ..
No it is not ….it’s a bootleg.
Am I crazy, or most of the band took off their mask to play Vermilion in the shows?
They didn’t… The masks they wear while playing Vermilion (and in the video) are called the Death Masks.
Will Slipknot ever come in states like Romania?
They are not touring or anything for quite a while, so it is impossible to say.
All I can suggest is that you check the tour dates section, nearer the time. But nobody is saying they’ll never come to Romania.
What mixer/amp or speakers does Joey use for his live mics to get his awesome sound?
He uses “Shure”.
I know (or at least think I know) that the guys made their own masks for the first couple albums. But the new ones look like… to high tech to be made by themselves.
Do you know if they made them or had them professionally made by someone?
They have always designed their own masks. They don’t sit their stitching them as a rule. The masks are professionally made.
Lots of people think that Craig does very little. My question is, what does Craig do other than the few samples you hear such as in (sic) and iowa? People always say “he does much more than you think”, but they don’t specify. Does he trigger the guitar effects for Mick and Jim, or onstage lighting/pyro, or anything like that? Any decent answer is appreciated.
Craig does many things, things you probably wouldn’t know about. Sample, keyboards, the video when Slipknot has big screens on their tours, he controls all of the effects from vox to guitar. I think him and Sid work together. Craig puts out the sample and Sid scratches off of that. But still he controls a lot of the sound effects from the equipment.(Samples for example “here comes the pain” in (sic) and Keyboard for example in Duality.)
…and shitloads more.
Is it true that Mick, Shawn, and Joey threatened to kick Corey’s ass if he didn’t join Slipknot? I cant picture them telling him that in a serious way and I definitely can’t picture Corey conforming to a threat like that.
They approached Corey while working in his porn shop and urged him to join the band. The “ass kicking” reference is how Corey summarized what they said to him.
Does Slipknot give out backstage passes to their concerts or anything, or is it only family/friends? And if so, how can you get them?
Yes, they do give out passes to selected people – mostly family,friends etc. There are usually “meet and greets” too. Remember… Slipknot do not sell passes.
So it’s true that Sid took 72 hits of acid, but did he have to go to the hospital because that is a lot of hits of acid, man.
Not true. The article you are referring to was unfair and highly exaggerated. The interviewer twisted what was said. Don’t believe everything you read in mags or the papers.
Is it true that Slipknot tried to sue McDonald’s and if it is, what was the reason?
It was Burger King… and it was sorted. Case over. Can’t say how, but I bet you haven’t seen the advert since.
On the Slipknot barcode I always see the numbers “74261700027.” What do they mean?
The number 742617000027 was the barcode number on the Mate Feed Kill Repeat demo.
Also in 742617000027 the phrase “The whole thing i think is sick” gets repeated over and over again.
People claim it’s Corey , but its not. The sound clip is taken from a Charles Manson documentary.
What does SIC mean?
(SiC) stands for “Said In Context” and the abreviation is a literary term used by professional authors after they say something grammatically incorrect, but want it included anyway.
I have a question. I know that Craig doesn’t run the site anymore (The Official Web Site), but does he have any input whatsoever other than being an admin like all the other members?
ALL the band members have imput into the Official Web Site (Slipknot1.com) and OT9. The sites are THEIRS. Craig hasn’t run SK1 for almost 3 years.
Is it true Paul will be joining up again with the people he recorded the Roadrunner United CD with and recording/touring with them at all?
Paul has been working with members of different bands. On what exactly, this cannot be revealed at this time.
I heard Joey is dating Fiona Apple. Is that true?
No, that is not true.
I would like to know why the Self Titled cd that had Purity and Frail Limb Nursery got taken off the shelves?
Regarding Purity and Frail Limb Nursery… the whole case about the girl was made up
Everyone, at first believed it was true when it appeared on CrimeScene website, but it wasn’t.
Apparently, the site owner (although happy with the huge amounts of “hits” to his site, due to the songs) threatened a law suit claiming copyright violation.
The album was then RE-released without those tracks.
Clown and Corey were quoted at the time of it being announced “untrue” and “staged” with the following:
Shawn: It’s like this – whether it’s real or not, it affected Corey very much, the thought of it-so it was able to influence him- the song is not directly one hundred percent about it
Corey: I still think its real – see the thing whether it’s true or not, It’s a real story-that we read about-that fucked our whole world up -can you imagine a girl being buried in a box and having all this lecherous bullshit drip down on her from this guy? And thinking that there is hope, because this kid is taking some bizarre note to this guy he doesn’t even know – thinking that you are holding on to the shirt of hope – and you wake up and you’re dead, you’re buried in mud – they find the note about a week later shoved in a library book for gods sakes – It just hurts your head – it’s a case of what is good and bad in people – the box alone is reason enough to be link, ‘I can’t stand to be fucking human’- how can someone fucking do this to somebody? What is inside of us that is so fucking wrong? He had written quotes from Edgar Allen Poe and lots of fucked up things on the box.
I read on many sites that Clown wants to quit Slipknot. Is that true? I never thought he would do a think like that.
I can tell you… ITS NOT TRUE
Does Clown strike you as a person that would do something he didn’t wanna do?
Yet he is still there. So there you have it.
(Almost) all questions and answers can be found on the Official Slipknot Message Board.
Big Thanks to JoJo for answering (almost) all of them!