In a recent interview with Artisan News, Slipknot member M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan stated that deceased bassist Paul Gray will definitely be a presence on the band’s next record. He states, “There are songs that he’s written that will be a part of the next record. We’re all going to have to think like him…” You can watch the short video interview below.
There is still no official word on when the band will enter the studio or when their next album will be released. Slipknot’s latest album is their greatest hits collection Antennas From Hell (iTunes). READ MORE
Update: Slipknot has released an official statement which can be read below.
Dr. Daniel Baldi, a physician at an Iowa pain clinic, was officially charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of eight patients, including Slipknot bassist Paul Gray who died of an accidental overdose in June of 2010. Baldi is accused of prescribing overly high doses of prescription painkillers and is also facing suspension of his medical license. If convicted, Baldi could face up to 16 years in jail.
Shawn “Clown” Crahan has told the Des Moines Register, “None of it is going to bring back our brother Paul.”.
An official statement from Slipknot is expected later today. READ MORE
Earlier today, Slipknot posted a video on their Facebook entitled ‘Something Monsterous [sic] is Coming’. The video, which you can watch below, shows the band performing live in what appears to be the UK. There is no other information other than an ambiguous 2013 date and a website to check out.
So, this of course leads one to speculate as to what they might be teasing. The first thought is a new live DVD. The video is extremely polished with a ton of different camera angles and sweeping shots of the crowd. However, since there has not been a new album since the last live DVD, (sic)nesses, and the fact that there was a tribute to deceased bassist Paul Gray on it, a new live DVD seems pointless. After all, why buy a DVD that you pretty much already own?
The only reason I can think of a new live DVD would be to document their own music/amusement festival Knotfest. If it’s as exciting and packed full of events as they say it is, nobody will be able to attend everything. Therefore, a DVD showing what they missed and what the full experience was like makes complete sense.
The next idea is a new album. This is a tricky one as members of the band give very conflicting reports on whether or not the band will get together to record at any time this year. But the ambiguous 2013 date allows the band some leeway as they could spend the first several months of the year recording the album and then release it in the fall or early winter.
What do you think? Give the video below a watch and then leave a comment with your thoughts!
Slipknot have announced Donnie Steele to be their touring bassist for all 2011 Slipknot shows, which encompass a lot of festival dates, mainly in Europe. Donnie Steele was the original guitarist for Slipknot back in the day, so the band felt that this was “keeping it in the family”, in a sense. Donnie will be taking over for Paul Gray, who unexpectedly passed away last May.
Now, Corey has been saying that he isn’t sure what the future of Slipknot holds. However, there was a recent interview with Joey where he said that the band will not die and that they will forge ahead. Regardless of trying to stay on top of that see-saw situation, I was under the impression that the band had decided that when they were to tour again, the remaining members would split bass duties. In any case, it’s good to hear that Slipknot have committed to moving forward.
I didn’t really run into many albums, or even songs for that matter, that I TRULY hated this year. Then again, I didn’t really put myself in a position to have to face much of that. Rather, this list of ‘Worst of 2010′ is going to reflect upon several situations that arose this past year which shocked and affected me. Read for on my ‘Worst of 2010′.
On June 13, 2009, SLIPKNOT
headlined the annual Download Festival in the UK, performing in front of 80,000 of their rabid fans. The performance was absolutely electric, in typical Slipknot fashion, especially since it came hot on the heels of one of the strongest years in Slipknot’s illustrious career.
It was indeed a year of “firsts” for a band that was a decade-deep into their hard rock superstardom and dominance.Their latest album, 2008’s All Hope is Gone, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts –the first time in their history. Slipknot embarked on a two-year touring trek that was globally successful, playing to packed houses across continents, including their headlining stint at New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden, which was stacked to the rafters and chronicled by Rolling Stone.
It makes perfect sense that the band, known for their eclectic DVD collection, ranging from multi-camera angle concert documents to arthouse-style films, would release (sic)nesses, which captures a special performance at Download. All Slipknot shows are memorable, but this one is particularly memorable, as the band blasted through hits from all of their Platinum albums. On stage is Slipknot in its most natural state and (sic)nesses will put you in the front row.
Today is yet another sad day in music as Paul Gray, bassist of Slipknot, has been found dead in a hotel in Iowa. I saw this news on Blabbermouth.net, so I’ll just repost a bit of their article here. I will say though that although I didn’t enjoy the last few Slipknot records, their debut album was one of my favorite records for the first several years of the 2000 decade. I spun that record more times than I can count and I credit that album as one of the reasons I got into the more extreme genres of metal.
R.I.P. Paul, you will be missed. You can read a personal remembrance by our friend Rick Florino here. READ MORE