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Corey Taylor: 'KISS should perform at Hall of Fame for the fans'

March 28th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Corey Taylor
Slipknot star Corey Taylor has taken aim at his Kiss heroes for allowing past dramas to upset one of the band's biggest nights at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Like many KISS fans, Taylor was looking forward to seeing the band perform at the prestigious event next month (Apr14), but founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have decided not to play live after learning museum bosses had no plans to honour their current bandmates.

Instead, only ex-band members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley will be inducted alongside the longtime KISS stars, and Stanley and Simmons have refus...

Slipknot's Corey Taylor to be roasted at comedy bash

March 18th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Corey Taylor
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has signed up to become the butt of his pals' jokes at an upcoming comedy roast in Columbus, Ohio.

The masked rocker will be targeted by bandmate Shawn 'Clown' Crahan, Anthrax's Scott Ian and Sebastian Bach at the bash, while professional comedians including Jim Florentine, Brian Posehn, Don Jamieson and Craig Gass will also poke fun at Taylor during the Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series on 15 May (14).

A statement released by Taylor reads: "Honestly, I don't know what to say. I'm a little nervous, a little excited, and of course a little gassy. But that could...


January 2nd, 2014 10:53am EST
Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has proclaimed he did not quit the band and was left "blindsided" by the news.

The 38-year-old musician played in the heavy metal band since their formation in 1995 and was co-songwriter with frontman Corey Taylor.

A statement on the band's website last month cited "personal reasons" for his departure but he has now refuted claims he had decided to quit.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Joey wrote: "To my fans, friends and associates. I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumors and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I...

Slipknot's Corey Taylor Slams Breakup Rumor

December 30th, 2013 4:20pm EST
Slipknot singer Corey Taylor has moved to quell speculation about the future of the band by dismissing reports of a looming split.

Many fans of the heavy metal band were thrown into a panic earlier this month when drummer Joey Jordison announced he had left the band after 18 years.

Taylor fueled gossip about a rift in the band by refusing to comment on the reasons behind Jordison's exit, saying, "Legally and respectfully, I can't say a lot about it... We're trying to protect him, trying to protect us... It's difficult."

Nevertheless, the 40 year-old muiscian has now moved to silence m...

Slipknot 'Parting Ways' With Drummer Joey Jordison

December 13th, 2013 9:38am EST
Slipknot's drummer and founding member Joey Jordison has quit the band. The 38 year-old musician has decided to exit the group after 18 years.

A statement posted on Slipknot's website reads, "It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future."

"It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spu...

Slipknot star a victim of theft

July 10th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has become the latest celebrity victim of crime after more than $30,000 (£20,000) worth of musical equipment was stolen from his home in Iowa.

The masked rocker claims memorabilia was also taken from storage units he rents in Des Moines, according to local newspaper the Des Moines Register.

Reports suggest guitars that had belonged to late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray were among the items stolen.

The equipment and memorabilia was taken while Taylor and his wife were on holiday in Europe.

Slipknot return to Download festival

June 16th, 2013 11:45am EDT
Heavy rockers Slipknot returned to Britain's Download Festival on Friday night (14Jun13) to perform at the event for the first time since the death of bassist Paul Gray.

They headlined the first night of the music event on Friday, kicking off a weekend which will include sets by Iron Maiden and German rockers Rammstein.

Slipknot's set at the festival marked the first time they have played the event at Donington Park in England since 2009 and their first appearance at Download since Gray's death from a drug overdose in 2010.

Frontman Corey Taylor marked the occasion by dedicating a track ...

Slipknot's Shawn Crahan Wants His Son To Replace Him

July 21st, 2012 8:55am EDT
Slipknot rocker Shawn Crahan has tapped his teenage son to serve as his replacement once he retires from the masked band.

The 42-year-old drummer, who is the eldest member of the group, has been thinking about hanging up his mask for several months and the Grammy winner hopes 18-year-old Gage will carry on his legacy.

During an interview with The Pulse of Radio, he says, "My oldest boy, when I do skip (quit), he's gonna take over my slot. He was sitting on the stair in diapers... with (drum) sticks while we were downstairs trying to learn how to be a band.

"So when I leave, it won't b...

Slipknot's Corey Taylor Passes Out Onstage At Dallas Mayhem Festival

July 12th, 2012 8:07am EDT
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor had to be carried off stage at a concert in Texas on Tuesday night after passing out during the final song.

The rocker was performing with the band in Dallas, Texas as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour and he gave fans a fright during the finale when he suddenly fell to the floor.

Footage filmed at the gig shows crewmembers rushing onto the stage to tend to Taylor, who had fallen unconscious, before picking him up and carrying him backstage.

Taylor later addressed his health crisis in a post on, assuring fans he was just ...

Slipknot Singer Got Tattoos To Cover Burns Caused By Bandmates

July 6th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor covered up scar tissue with tattoos after his crazy bandmates lit him up on stage.

The masked singer admits he was scarred by prankster bandmate's Sid Wilson and Chris Fehn's attempt to set him on fire onstage at concerts.

"They were lighting my legs on fire every night. They would always start with the bottom of my f**kin' overalls... I'd feel them gathering around me and squirting me down with lighter fluid and then, whoosh!" he told Revolver magazine.

"Next thing I know, I'm rolling to keep it (flames) from getting up to my face. I've got some weird, gna...

Slipknot To Launch Knotfest

June 4th, 2012 2:27pm EDT
Heavy rockers Slipknot are launching their own two-date festival this summer. The masked band will headline the Knotfest event in its native Iowa on August 17th and take the show to Somerset, on the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota, on August 18th.

The group will be joined on the bill by the Deftones, System of a Down's Serj Tankian and Lamb of God, among others.

Drummer Shawn Crahan, known as Clown, tells, "It's all about having fun and bringing something to the world of rock & roll, bringing it to the standard it used to be."

"It's time for us to really engulf thi...

Slipknot To Return To The Studio In 2013

May 3rd, 2012 11:12pm EDT
Heavy rockers Slipknot's DJ has revealed the band will return to the studio early next year to record their first album since the death of bassist Paul Gray.

Several band members feared there would be no future for the masked group following Gray's 2010 death, but festival dates last year brought the act back together and now Sid Wilson has announced there are plans to record a follow-up to 2008's All Hope Is Gone next year.

Wilson tells that the bandmates will reconvene once frontman Corey Taylor completes his touring schedule with side project Stone Sour.

He says, "We've got Ma...

Johnny Depp & Marilyn Manson Rock Out Together At Golden Gods Awards (Video)

April 12th, 2012 11:53am EDT
Johnny Depp & Marilyn Manson
Johnny Depp was a surprise performer at the Golden Gods Awards show on Wednesday night as he took to the stage with Marilyn Manson.

The Revolver magazine prize giving took place at the Club Nokia venue in Los Angeles and featured a closing set by Manson, who performed with Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen before introducing Depp to the stage.

The actor, who began his career in music before turning to Hollywood, thrilled the crowd by playing guitar with Manson on his cover of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" and hit track "The Beautiful People."

During the show, Motley Crue star N...

Marilyn Manson Dominates Scariest Musician Poll

October 27th, 2011 9:02am EDT
Marilyn Manson has scared off competition from Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper to be named the world's most frightening musician in a Halloween-themed online poll.

The shock rocker's creepy videos, gravelly voice and bondage-style outfits spooked editors at so much they placed him at number one in a countdown of scary stars.

They state, "Congratulations Marilyn Manson! If there were a musical human embodiment of the word 'nightmare,' it would be you."

Manson saw off competition from Lady Gaga, whose bloody performance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards landed h...

Courtney Love Pulls Hole Out Of Festival Down Under

October 18th, 2011 12:43pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has axed Hole's slot at Australia's upcoming Soundwave music festival after she was left infuriated when promoters booked Limp Bizkit and placed the rockers above them in the line-up.

Hole were due to perform alongside Slipknot, System Of A Down and You Me At Six at the event next year, but after finding out their place on the bill, Love cancelled the show.

According to, Love sent a message to festival promoter A.J. Maddah, writing, "What bl**dy flight of crazed fancy made you think we'd open for Limp Bizkit dude? No offense, that's nuts."

However, Maddah hit bac...

Velvet Revolver Has A Potential New Singer

October 8th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Velvet Revolver
The members of rock supergroup Velvet Revolver have inched closer to finding a replacement for Scott Weiland after Slash and Duff McKagan were left impressed by a potential frontman at a recent charity show.

The two stars and their former Guns N' Roses bandmate Matt Sorum recently jammed with the unnamed singer during a trip to New York and now bassist McKagan is keen to work with him again.

He says, "There was a singer there we might write some songs with."

Rock website reports the mystery man is Ours frontman Jimmy Gnecco, who performed three tracks with McKagan and Sl...

Slipknot Drummer Making Scrapbook Of Fan Art

September 21st, 2011 10:09pm EDT
Slipknot drummer Shawn Crahan is calling on the band's fans to help him fill a new scrapbook project.

The star is keen to compile drawings, photos and poems from the band's followers and bind the pieces into a special book called The Maggot Bible - a reference to the group's nickname for fans.

Posting a link to new website on his Facebook page, he explains, "What I would like to create with you is a book that can bring these ideas together in a tangible way and at the same time, artistic form.

"It will be something we can hold and carry around with us and use as a referen...

Slipknot To Tour The U.S. In 2012?

July 22nd, 2011 1:27pm EDT
Slipknot are eyeing a U.S. tour next year after a series of comeback shows in Europe left them feeling more "positive" about the future of the band following the death of bassist Paul Gray.

The rockers recently played dates in the U.K. and across mainland Europe as part of the Sonisphere travelling festival, marking their return to the stage following the tragedy last year.

They had previously thrown the group's future into doubt by warning fans they might never record a new album - but frontman Corey Taylor has now confirmed they have held talks about a U.S. tour next year following the...

Slipknot To Stream Sonisphere Performance

July 8th, 2011 1:28pm EDT
Rockers Slipknot will share their upcoming set at Britain's Sonisphere festival with fans all over the world by streaming the gig over the internet.

The band will take to the stage at the rock event at England's Knebworth House on Sunday and the gig will mark the band's first U.K. show since the death of bassist Paul Gray last year.

They have asked fans to observe a two-minute silence prior to their set in memory of the late rocker, and they have now revealed they will be streaming their performance live on the internet so fans across the globe can see the show.

A statement from the b...

Iron Maiden & Ozzy Osbourne Lead Golden Gods Awards Nominations

February 25th, 2011 2:11pm EST
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden will be the frontrunners at this year's third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards after picking up multiple nominations on Thursday.

Ozzy will battle Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson for Best Vocalist, while the Prince of Darkness' guitarist and drummer will battle Maiden's men for the night's best player prizes.

Rob Zombie also picks up multiple nods - his touring guitarist is up for Best Guitarist and drummer Joey Jordison will compete with Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Avenge...

Slipknot Drummer Promises An 'Exorcism' At Comeback Shows

February 24th, 2011 3:22pm EST
Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has promised fans an unforgettable set when they perform their comeback shows at the Sonisphere festivals in Europe this summer - the concerts will be an "exorcism" in honor of late bass player Paul Gray.

The rockers have not performed since Gray died from an overdose in an Iowa hotel room last May, and only now are they preparing to start rehearsals for a series of gigs at the travelling festival in June and July.

Jordison, who was pals with Gray from childhood, admits it will be tough walking out on stage without his bandmate - but he has vowed to honor G...

Slipknot's Corey Taylor Ashamed About Losing Virginity At Age 11

January 6th, 2011 12:30pm EST
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed his secret shame - he lost his virginity to a babysitter at the age of 11.

The rocker has confessed he became sexually active long before the legal age of consent of 16 in his native Iowa, and admits his first partner was "f**ed up" for wanting to sleep with a young boy.

And Taylor felt so ashamed after the experience that he avoided sex for two years.

He tells Kerrang! magazine, "I am so f**king ashamed to say that I lost my virginity when I was 11 years old... It was with a very f**ked up and very giving babysitter, let's put it that way!


Notable 2010 Celebrity Deaths

December 31st, 2010 8:00am EST
2010 Celeb Deaths
Fortunately, 2010 wasn't a big one for celebrity deaths. In 2009, several notables died, including Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze and Farrah Fawcett.

May was a particularly bad month, in which stars such as Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper passed away.

Casey Johnson, Johnson & Johnson heiress and fiancee of reality star Tila Tequila, died January 4 from diabetic ketoacidosis.

"All My Children" patriarch James Mitchell died on January 22, weeks shy of his 90th birthday. The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated by pneumonia.

"Poltergeist" star Zelda Rubenstein di...

Slipknot Guitarist Died From Morphine Overdose

June 22nd, 2010 8:45am EDT
Slipknot star Paul Gray died from an accidental overdose of morphine, according to newly-released toxicology and final autopsy reports.

The rocker, 38, was found dead in a suburban Des Moines, Iowa hotel on May 24.

Officials at the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office also noted the presence of significant heart disease in their report.

Hypodermic Needle Found At Scene Of Slipknot Bassist's Death

May 26th, 2010 11:46pm EDT
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray's death has been linked to drugs - the hotel employee who discovered the rocker's body found a hypodermic needle in the room.

Gray was found dead in a suburban Des Moines, Iowa hotel room on Monday.

Police investigating the case have ruled out foul play and officials are awaiting the results of toxicology tests after an autopsy failed to determine the cause of death.

But, the call a maintenance man identified as Mike made to emergency services after discovering Gray's body raises questions about a needle and a bottle of pills left by the rocker's bed.

In the t...

Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Found Dead

May 24th, 2010 9:52pm EDT
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was found dead in an Iowa hotel room this morning. He was 38.

The musician's body was discovered by a hotel employee at the TownePlace Suites hotel in Urbandale.

Police were called to the scene and later reported there was no evidence of foul play; but are continuing to investigate the death. An autopsy to help determine the cause has been scheduled for Tuesday, when toxicology tests will also be carried out.

Gray co-founded the mask-wearing heavy rockers in 1995.

He is survived by his wife, Brenna, who is expecting the pair's first child later this year.


Travis Barker Adds Slipknot's Corey Taylor To Solo Album

February 15th, 2010 4:30pm EST
Travis Barker Adds Slipknot
Travis Barker has added to the star-studded line-up for his first solo album - Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor has signed on to lend his voice to the project.

The Blink 182 drummer has already lined up guest appearances from hip-hop hit-makers Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz for the highly-anticipated record.

And now he's infusing heavy metal vocals to the record - with Taylor's help.

Barker tells Spinner, "I'm rounding it out right now. I just love music. The more I can be around it the better, so with my album it's no one genre. It goes from everything from punk rock to hip-hop to so...

Lady Gaga Named The 'Weirdest' Star

November 2nd, 2009 12:04pm EST
Lady Gaga Named The
Lady Gaga has been voted the creepiest singer in showbiz for her provocative Paparazzi video.

The promo sees the eccentric star sitting in a wheelchair, declaring she has killed her boyfriend. GaGa even appeared to hang herself during her performance of the track at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

The singer's crazy stunts have spooked music fans, who have named her the weirdest musician in the charts.

Michael Jackson's 1984 Thriller video, which features dancing zombies, and Slipknot's Wait and Bleed both featured in the ghostly rundown by music video website


Happy Haunted MusicWeen! A Few Haunted Music Videos For Your Enjoyment

October 27th, 2009 12:09pm EDT
Happy Haunted MusicWeen! October brings joy to those with a taste for the macabre. Themes embraced this time of year are horror, fear, death, and terror. What better way to celebrate the festivities than with our own selection haunted music videos for ghoulish enjoyment. Rate these music videos, and let us know if they rattle your bones to the core!

Aphex Twin's Come To Daddy Aphex Twin wants you to "Come To Daddy." Needless to say, no wants to be a part of this horror fest.

Marilyn Manson's Beautiful People "The beautiful people, the beautiful people," in this monta...

Goodie Mob & Geto Boys Reunite For Cypress Hill's 'Smokeout'

August 31st, 2009 9:26pm EDT
Cee-Lo Green
Gnarls Barkley star Cee-Lo Green's former group, Goodie Mob, has added a second reunion show at Cypress Hill's upcoming Smokeout festival return in California. The hip-hop act and Geto Boys will both reform for the event, which was last held in 2003.

The two-day festival at the San Manuel Amphitheater at the end of October will be hosted by stoner icons Cheech & Chong and feature Slipknot, the Deftones and Sublime.

Rappers Cypress Hill launched Smokeout in 1998 to create awareness around cannabis counter-culture.

The band's B Real says, "This will be our best Smokeout ever. Slipkno...

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