Tag Archives: Slipknot

Metal Hammer: Corey Taylor Shoots Down The Bullshit

Slipknot, Stone SourFoo Fighters?! Corey Taylor fronts the ridiculously immense new issue of Metal Hammer, giving them an exclusive look into the life of one of metal’s modern heroes and one of the most prominent, outspoken and, at times, controversial figures of our world. We travel to LA to find out how the iconic frontman, author, stand-up comedian and collaborator extraordinaire is coping with his celebrity status, why the new Stone Sour album is set to be the biggest musical challenge of his musical career, and the future of Slipknot. And what the hell is he up to with Dave Grohl?!

Corey Taylor - Metal Hammer

Source: Metal Hammer

Sid Wilson Talks About Growing Up In Iowa And England

Sid Wilson - SlipknotNoisecreep recently conducted an interview with Slipknot‘s Sid Wilson about growing up in Iowa and England. Below you can read an excerpt from the chat.

“I usually just refer to myself as a punk rocker, but I’ve always been into all kinds of different music,” Slipknot turntable assassin Sid Wilson aka #0 tells Noisecreep during a recent chat about his teenage years. “Whether it’s metal, hip hop, punk, dance, English bands, or whatever else you can think of, I’ve been into it. I was a kid during the ’80s, and you would have MTV on and…

Read more at Noisecreep.

Mick Thomson, Corey Taylor, Paul Gray and Jim Root Discuss the Dark, Brutal World of Slipknot – Guitar World: From the Archive

Guitar World has posted an entire interview with Slipknot‘s #4, #7, #2 and #8. back from 2000! Below you can read an excerpt from the interview.

Here’s an interview with Mick Thomson (7), Corey Taylor (8), Paul Gray (2) and Jim Root (4) of Slipknot from the June 2000 issue of Guitar World.

As the lights go down in New York City’s Roxy music theater, a sinister, disembodied voice repeats hypnotically, over and over, a digital sample locked into an endless loop: “The whole thing I think is sick/The whole thing I think is sick/The whole thing I think is sick… ”

On the main floor, a crowd of teenagers – most of them young, male and riled up by opening acts Primer 55 and Biohazard – surges back and forth as mosh pits begin to pockmark the floor. The looped phrase doesn’t have a beat, but the crowd is beyond caring about such minor details. They want action. They want blood.

They get it soon enough. Colored lights begin to spin crazily, and smoke billows from the stage, which is strewn with numerous amps, three drum kits, a DJ coffin and a sampler. A roar erupts from the crowd as nine men in masks and coveralls – each emblazoned with an Orwellian barcode and the letter “S” – take the stage. With nothing to identify them but their slasher-film masks and numeric identifiers – the numbers 0 through 8 – the men on the stage look like the members of a Roger Corman death squad. They pace back and forth, flipping off the crowd and staring down the hard-asses too tough to give into the moment’s unhinged energy.

Finally, a man in a mask sprouting ragged blond dreadlocks steps up to a microphone.

“New York City,” bellows 8, “I want to see you go off like a motherfuckin’ act of God!”

What follows can only be described as…

Read the entire interview at Guitar World.

Jim Root, Mick Thomson - Slipknot - Guitar World 2000

Click here to view more Guitar World magazine covers from 2000.

Clown and Corey Taylor Comment On Slipknot Headlining Mayhem Fest 2012

The main stage for this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will feature Slipknot, Slayer and a major special guest which will be announced on March 5th.

Corey Taylor of Slipknot says “You knew we’d be back. Now, you know we’re coming. This will be a tour people will scarcely want to miss. It will definitely be a show to remember. Can’t wait to see the states again from behind a mask.”

Slipknot’s, Clown states “Slipknot is headlining this summer’s Mayhem festival and it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever felt, sensed, or seen. You miss this, you miss everything. Everyone seems to think that there’s a chance we’re gonna go away. This is the farthest thing from the truth. Stay sic and don’t ever judge us.”

“Mayhem 2012 might just be the last and greatest metal festival before the world ends!! So wreak havoc and go out in style!!” adds Tom Araya of Slayer.

Slayer’s Kerry King comments “ We can’t wait to get rolling on Mayhem 2012! Been 3 years since we played it last, and it’s gonna be brutal!!! You can’t go wrong with Slayer and Slipknot, pure fucking mayhem!!!!

Slipknot - Rockstar Mayhem 2012

Source: Rockstar Mayhem Fest

Continue reading Clown and Corey Taylor Comment On Slipknot Headlining Mayhem Fest 2012

Slipknot Returns To North America To Headline The Mayhem Festival!

Slipknot returns to North America to headline the Mayhem Festival! See info below for dates, ticket info and more!

Sign Up For The First Crack At Mayhem Pre-Sale Tickets

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will kick off the 26 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California and ticket sales kick off on April 6th with the GET OFF YOUR ASS 72-Hour pre-sale ticket promotion. If you are not already on the mailing list, sign up today here!

Slipknot - Rockstar Mayhem 2012

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival dates:

June 30 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
July 1 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
July 3 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheater
July 4 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
July 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
July 7 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
July 8 – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
July 10 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 11 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 13 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
July 14 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 15 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
July 20 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 21 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 22 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 25 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
July 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 29 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
July 31 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 1 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake PAC
August 3 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
August 4 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
August 5 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

Source: Slipknot