Jim Root fans, we've got some bad news and some amazing news.
We'll start with the bad news. Stone Sour have announced that Root will not be touring with the band on their upcoming winter tour. However, Root's absence is for good reason, as he's chosen to spend the time writing with Slipknot for the band's next album.
Just because you're in a seriously pissed off metal band with songs that contain lyrics such as "I want to slit your throat and f--- the wound" doesn't necessarily mean you don't have a soft side. Slipknot percussionist / backup vocalist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has a son who is also in a band, and as Clown witnessed his spawn record vocals, the mad carnival villain couldn't help but shed a prideful tear.
Yes, we've not even turned the calendar on 2013 yet, but Stone Sour's Corey Taylor is thinking so far ahead that he says 2014 may be an even bigger year for the band than what's immediately on the horizon.
In a recent interview with Radio Metal, Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor recalls the time he was asked to contribute vocals to Anthrax's critically acclaimed 2011 album 'Worship Music' prior to the thrash metal veterans' reunion with singer Joey Belladonna.
Lucky, lucky England! Two headliners were recently unveiled to close out the Saturday and Sunday night dates of the three-day 2013 Download Festival. The legendary Iron Maiden will finish up the Saturday show (June 15) and German metal phenomenon Rammstein will be headlining the Sunday lineup (June 16). After a bit of a wait, Slipknot have now been confirmed as the headlining act for Friday, June 14.
A Des Moines, Iowa physician named Daniel Baldi has been formally charged with 8 counts of involuntary manslaughter for alledgedly prescribing massive amounts of narcotic painkillers to patients who later died of drug overdoses, including musician, Paul Gray
Percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan of Slipknot was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Crahan talked about how the importance of headlining Mayhem Festival this year, his mindset onstage, what launching Knotfest means to him and much more. If you missed Full Metal Jackie’s show, read the full interview with Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan below:
Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Shawn "Clown" Crahan are following in the footsteps of their musical peer Rob Zombie and getting into the movie business. The two have formed a horror movie production firm called Living Breathing Films
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