As reported on MTV.com, Slipknot‘s forthcoming September 28th DVD release (sic)nesses showcasing the band’s headlining set at the 2009 Download Festival is indeed dedicated to their fallen brother, bassist Paul Gray.
Writes MTV.com, “Slipknot are using ‘(Sic)nesses’ to once again pay tribute to Gray, dedicating the DVD to him and including a lengthy message to their late ‘brother”‘ in the liner notes.
“‘Paul Dedrick Gray, No. 2, was one of the founding members of our band. Slipknot was everything Paul ever wanted and needed. He lived and breathed Slipknot to its fullest potential every day,” the message begins. “He also loved each and every fan of the band. The maggots were everything to him … Paul was the type of person who would help keep you in check. He would do everything he could to keep the band’s closeness in tact. He’d even give you the shirt off his back, with no questions asked.’
“The message goes on to celebrate Gray not only as ‘a musical genius,’ but also as “a great son, brother, [and] husband,’ and promises that, though he may be gone, Slipknot will never truly forget his contributions to the band, which extended far beyond the music.'”
In closing, mtv.com reports that “The statement — signed by each member of the band — closes with a dedication not only to Gray, but his family and his daughter, October, who was born after he died.”
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Source: Roadrunner Records