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  • Identity of Slipknot Bassist Confirmed; Fall Tour Announced

    Identity of Slipknot Bassist Confirmed; Fall Tour Announced

    The identity of Slipknot’s bassist is no longer a mystery. Band leader Corey Taylor recently revealed on Chris Jericho’s podcast, Talk Is Jericho, that, as suspected, that former Mastodon tech/onetime guitarist for Krokodil, Alessandro “Vman” Venturella is in the band, along with new drummer Jay Weinberg, son of Max Weinberg, son of the E Street... »

  • Slipknot’s Latest Features Multiple Bassists

    Slipknot’s Latest Features Multiple Bassists

    It seems unlikely that Slipknot’s permanent replacement for late bassist Paul Gray made an appearance on the masked metal band’s latest album, . While band members have acknowledged that original Slipknot bassist Donnie Steele played on some of the record, guitarist Jim Root tells Blabbermouth that he and guitarist Mick Thomson did most of the... »

  • New Slipknot Bassist Revealed?

    New Slipknot Bassist Revealed?

    Ever since Paul Gray’s death in 2010, Slipknot fans have been wondering how the band would replace such an integral member. Their subsequent tours have included former guitarist Donnie Steele on bass, but with a new album and tour coming up the band is rumored to have stopped working with him. Although Slipknot has been... »

  • Slipknot: Bass Play-Along Volume 45

    Slipknot: Bass Play-Along Volume 45

    Hal Leonard’s Bass Play-Along has reached 45 books now with the release of Slipknot: Bass Play-Along Volume 45. The 88 page book offers up the bass lines performed by the late Paul Gray. Eight Slipknot tunes are included, written in standard notation and tab. The lyrics and melody for each song is also provided. As... »

  • Slipknot Announces Best Of Album and Knotfest in Honor of Paul Gray

    Slipknot Announces Best Of Album and Knotfest in Honor of Paul Gray

    Slipknot has announced their first release since bassist Paul Gray’s untimely death. Antennas To Hell will be a best-of compilation with songs spanning their career from their 1999 self-titled debut to 2008’s All Hope is Gone, as well as a bonus CD of their performance at the Download Festival in 2009. Tickets are on sale... »

  • Slipknot to Release 10th Anniversary Edition of Iowa

    Slipknot to Release 10th Anniversary Edition of Iowa

    Slipknot’s second album, Iowa, is being re-released in an special anniversary edition on November 1st. The anniversary edition is a two-disc set, packaged in a digipak with new artwork and photography. Disc one includes the original album with an added bonus track remix of “My Plague”. Disc two offers the complete live audio from the... »

  • Slipknot Performs First Show Since Paul Gray’s Passing

    Slipknot Performs First Show Since Paul Gray’s Passing

    Slipknot took the stage for the first time yesterday since the passing of bassist Paul Gray, who died on May 24th, 2010. The group performed at the Apollo Stage in Athens, Greece, as part of the Sonisphere festival at Terravibe Park. “It’s been a long time,” frontman Corey Taylor announced to the audience. “Hello Athens,... »

  • Slipknot to Release Download Festival DVD

    Slipknot to Release Download Festival DVD

    Slipknot headlined the Download Festival in the UK during the summer of 2009, performing in front of 80,000 fans. The show will be released on DVD titled (sic)nesses on September 28th. This is one of the last major concerts for founding member and bassist Paul Gray, who passed away in May 2010. The performance was... »

  • Joey Jordison: Slipknot Will Not Replace Paul Gray

    Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, currently on tour with Rob Zombie, has announced that Slipknot will not replace Paul Gray and will continue making music without a dedicated bassist. Gray was found dead on May 24th, with the cause of death later revealed to be a morphine overdose. Slipknot is in the early stages of their... »

  • Slipknot Releases Video Tribute to Paul Gray

    Following the passing of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, the band has created a tribute video commemorating their band mate. The video is mostly interview clips of Gray speaking about a wide range of topics including childhood, Des Moines and the band itself, giving fans a better glimpse into the bassist’s life. »