Slipknot: ‘Sonisphere set will be rock’n’roll history’

Masked metallers, Limp Bizkit and Motorhead set for Sonisphere today (July 10)

Slipknot have promised that their headline show at Sonisphere tonight (July 10) will make for “rock’n’roll history.”

The band head up the last night of the Knebworth event, after a day which will see sets from Limp Bizkit, Motorhead, Parkway Drive and Bill Bailey.

The Iowa masked metallers’ show will be their first appearance in the UK since the death of their bassist Paul Gray and percussionist Shawn Crahan has revealed the band will be struggling to hold back tears before they go onstage.

Speaking to Kerrang!, Crahan said: “I’ll be in tears before we go on. No doubt, but the minute I put on that mask, it’s on. This is rock’n’roll history. This is the real fucking deal. We’re guys who take shit seriously and we’re all going to be in tears.”

Crahan also added that there are no plans for a new Slipknot album any time soon. He said: “I don’t know what the future entails. There’s no talk of a new record. We need to do these shows first. We need to get out there and we will.”

Slipknot close the Apollo Stage at Sonisphere tonight. Check NME.COM for a full report after the set.

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