Corey Taylor Gets Tattoo in Honor of Paul Gray
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor will appear on tonight’s (June 9) episode of TLC’s new series NY Ink. The singer is shown getting inked with an image of late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray in an emotional moment for the show.
NY Ink is a spin-off of Miami Ink, following Ami James to NYC as the tattoo guru sets up shop in the heart of SoHo. Judging by the clip below, the season will be full of drama. Taylor is shown still mourning the loss of Gray, who died of an accidental drug overdose in May of 2010.
Slipknot are set to headline this year’s Sonisphere Festival in the U.K., as well as a few other appearances overseas this summer. Original Slipknot guitarist Donnie Steele has the unenviable task of filling in for Gray on bass. Corey Taylor went on the record to say that if Slipknot’s upcoming summer tour doesn’t work out as planned, the band’s future together may end.
NY Ink airs tonight at 9pm EST on TLC.