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Ex-Boyfriend Fatally Shoots Woman & Her Friend Outside Iowa Megachurch

[Warning: Potentially Triggering Content] A man enraged over a recent breakup opened fire outside a megachurch this week – killing his ex-girlfriend and her friend before turning the gun on himself. According to People, 22-year-old Eden Mariah Montang and 21-year-old Vivian Renee Flores were supposed to be attending a Bible study service with The Salt Company, the church’s college ministry, on Thursday evening at Cornerstone Church. However, things took a […]

todayJune 5, 2022 1

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Slipknot Celebrate Misery With ‘Iowa’

Turmoil, disaffection, misanthropy and self-indulgence have always been creative tools for Slipknot. But never have the nine-piece hate machine been angrier, more chaotic or more unhappy than they were when they wrote and recorded their second album, Iowa, which came out Aug. 28, 2001.With the help of producer Ross Robinson, who returned after working on the Knot’s self-titled debut in 1999, Slipknot crafted a tribute to ferocity and pain -- […]

todayAugust 28, 2021 2

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10 Facts You May Not Have Known About Slipknot’s ‘Iowa’

Everyone knows that Slipknot's second effort Iowa was the furthest thing from a "sophomore slump." After breaking into the scene with their debut album in 1999, a tsunami of pressure was coming for the band as they got back into the studio to work on their next release. They were now superstars, and it happened quickly and unexpectedly.It doesn't take a rocket scientist or a music theorist to point out that Iowa is the […]

todayAugust 28, 2021

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Slipknot ‘Hated Each Other’ During ‘Iowa’

Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan revealed that he and his bandmates “hated each other” while making their highly anticipated sophomore album Iowa, which turns 20 next month.In a retrospective Metal Hammer cover story about Iowa, Clown detailed how the success of Slipknot’s 1999 self-titled debut and the pressure to craft a formidable follow-up eroded intra-band relationships. “When we did Iowa, we hated each other,” the percussionist said. “We hated the world. The world hated […]

todayJuly 4, 2021 3

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Slipknot’s ‘Clown’ Shares Story Behind Goat on ‘Iowa’ Cover

In addition to masks and jumpsuits, one of Slipknot's many signature symbols is a goat. Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has shared the story behind the goat on the Iowa cover — and it had a pretty familiar name.“That goat’s name is Eeyore," Clown told Metal Hammer in a reflective piece on the 20th anniversary of Iowa. Of course, "Eeyore" is the name of a hidden track inside of album closer "Scissors" on 1999's Slipknot. "My mentor who got […]

todayJuly 2, 2021 9

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Corey Taylor on How Slipknot’s Iowa Was Shaped by Its Co-Producer

Slipknot's Corey Taylor looked back on the band's 2001 album Iowa in a retrospective on Tuesday (June 29), revealing a couple of different ways that co-producer Ross Robinson helped guide the effort.Iowa, released on Aug. 28, 2001, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The second studio album from the masked metal band, its sessions found Robinson returning after he and the group first worked together on Slipknot's 1999 self-titled debut. In the […]

todayJune 30, 2021 8


Iowa Reporter Acquitted After Being Arrested While Covering George Floyd Protests – Reason.com

A jury acquitted Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri today of two misdemeanor charges stemming from her coverage of protests last year in a case closely watched by press freedom advocates. Sahouri was pepper-sprayed and arrested by Des Moines police while covering protests over the police killing of George Floyd last May. Prosecutors and police claimed that Sahouri and her boyfriend ignored orders to disperse and interfered with an arrest, […]

todayMarch 11, 2021 3 1