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Vended (Sons of Slipknot’s Corey + Clown) Announce 2021 U.S. Tour

Vended, the young metal band featuring the sons of Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan, have announced a 2021 U.S. winter tour.Featuring vocalist Griffin Taylor, drummer Simon Crahan, bassist Jeremiah Pugh and guitarists Cole Espeland and Connor Grodzicki, Vended have been given a massive leg-up in 2021. The group got booked on various Knotfest dates including last month’s Knotfest Iowa. They also got some attention after playing the virtual Pulse […]

todayOctober 6, 2021

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Hear the Radio Disney Version of Slipknot’s ‘Wait and Bleed’

If you've ever listened to Radio Disney, you know how warm and welcoming it sounds, obviously because it's meant for families and kids. If you've ever listened to Slipknot, you know that they're the complete opposite of that, but an audial genius named Andy Rehfeldt has created a Radio Disney version of their song "Wait and Bleed."We're familiar with Rehfeldt's work on YouTube, but apparently we missed this video because it was […]

todayOctober 5, 2021

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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’s Clown Won’t Stop Wearing a Mask, COVID or Not

Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan is a proponent of wearing masks, sharing with Forbes his intent to continue doing so even after the pandemic concludes.As a touring musician who has come in contact with people from all walks of the earth, Clown stated, "I'm not ever going to stop wearing a mask, COVID or not. I've been in this business 25 years, and people are filthy all over the world. […]

todayAugust 10, 2021 8

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How GN’R’s ‘Use Your Illusion II’ Got Slipknot’s V-Man Into Metal

Every metal musician has an artist or an album that got them into heavy music, and for Slipknot bassist Alessandro "V-Man" Venturella, it was Guns N' Roses' Use Your Illusion II."[In] secondary school, [I] started noticing there was little groups, and everyone had their little pockets of stuff that they listen to," the bassist recalled during a discussion on the Knotfest Twitch channel. "And I think I kind of stumbled across people that […]

todayJuly 22, 2021 1

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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

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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Brings Solo Song Entries to Nine

We may have to wait a while longer for new Slipknot music, but percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan is doing his best to keep us occupied with solo music. Over the last two weeks, the musician has now released nine new pieces of music for fans to take in. The three latest pieces fall under the "Brainwash Love" title he's been using for a majority of the material, with new installments […]

todayJune 19, 2021 6

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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Releases Another New Solo Song

Slipknot co-founder Shawn "Clown" Crahan surprised us all yesterday (June 11) when he dropped two solo songs — and now he's released another.Though the video is titled "Brainwash Love - Feed the Worms Birds" on YouTube, the description actually says that the song is called "Cut Throat." Just like yesterday's releases, "Brainwash Love - Death Inside" and "Live Your Life," both the music and art for this third track is […]

todayJune 12, 2021 11