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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Says Moment of Silence Will Be Louder Than Concert


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Slipknot ringleader Corey Taylor believes that the moment of silence scheduled in honor of former bassist Paul Gray at the band’s Sonisphere set will be louder than their actual performance. The emotional moment will take place this Sunday (July 10) at 2pm London time.

Speaking to the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show (via NME), Taylor said that Gray’s presence will be felt throughout the festival.

“I’m really glad everyone has responded to it and are ready to join us for it,” said Taylor. “It’s going to be heavy and I’m looking forward to feeling that. It’s going to be so much louder than this band.”

Taylor also gave a preview of how Slipknot’s set will be this weekend, which will reflect the group’s whole career.

“There’s going to be huge booms and fire,” described Taylor. “We’ve got a really good set we’ve put together. It celebrates our whole career. It’s an old school Slipknot show.”

Paul Gray died from an accidental drug overdose last year. After facing uncertainty about the band’s future, Slipknot will headline the Sonisphere Festival in the U.K.’s Knebworth Park on July 10.

Taylor told me that if this tour doesn’t work out, Slipknot might be done as a band. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

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