Biography

Slipknot is an American metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in 1995, the group was founded by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in their early days, the band consisted of nine members for the greater part of their tenure: Sid Wilson, Paul Gray, Joey Jordison, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor. However, the death of Paul Gray on May 24, 2010 and the departure of Joey Jordison on December 12, 2013, left the band with seven remaining members. Slipknot is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive music style, and energetic and chaotic live shows. The band enjoyed a somewhat meteoric rise to success following the release of their self-titled debut album in 1999. The 2001 follow-up album Iowa further increased the band's popularity. After breaking for their first hiatus, Slipknot returned in 2004 with Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and once again in 2008 with their fourth album All Hope Is Gone, which debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200. Additionally, the band has released one live album, 9.0: Live, one compilation album, Antennas to Hell, as well as four live DVDs.

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Slipknot frontman says masked band tour with GWAR, Mudvayne and Mushroomhead is 'on my radar'

Slipknot frontman says masked band tour with GWAR, Mudvayne and Mushroomhead is 'on my radar'

All four bands are known for disguising their faces on stage

  • Jun 19, 2014

Doctor acquitted of involuntary manslaughter of Slipknot's Paul Gray

Doctor Daniel Baldi was also acquitted of six other counts of involuntary manslaughter

  • May 3, 2014

Paul Gray spent final weeks in 'blur' of drugs and Slipknot bandmates did not help, claims widow

Gray's doctor is on trial accused of irresponsibly prescribing Xanax to the late bassist

  • Apr 23, 2014

Slipknot's Corey Taylor covers Dio's 'Rainbow In The Dark' – listen

The track will feature on a new Dio covers album

  • Mar 28, 2014

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor to be target of comedy roast

Roast will be hosted by Sebastian Bach with members of Slipknot and Anthrax involved

  • Mar 18, 2014

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