Corey Taylor: ‘Silence for Paul Gray will be louder than Slipknot’s Sonisphere set’

Singer promises 'old school Slipknot show' for Sunday (July 10)

Corey Taylor has said that he believes the planned two minute silence at this weekend’s Sonisphere Festival for the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray will be “so much louder than the band”.

Speaking to Daniel P Carter on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night (July 4), the singer said that the two-minute silence, which will be held at 2pm on Sunday (July 10) in Gray‘s honour, would be “heavy” and that he was “looking forward to feeling that”.

He said of the silence: “I’m really glad everyone has responded to it and are ready to join us for it. 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 spoke about the band’s headline set and what they have planned, with pyrotechnics and explosions set to feature throughout the performance.


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

Slipknot headline Sonisphere Festival on Sunday night (July 10). Follow NME.COM all weekend for reports direct from the site.