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Like Kiss before them, only to the tune of nine band members, instead of four, Slipknot adopted frightening disguises to infuse their already overpowering music with additional layers of theatrical excess. Emerging out of the unlikely rock star breeding grounds of Des Moines, Iowa during the middle 1990s, Slipknot signed to Roadrunner Records and leveraged a shockingly abrasive eponymous album with show-stealing Ozzfest performances (both in 1999) to state there case for stardom. Initially seen as one of the key bands in the nu-metal movement, Slipknot successfully transcended the style when it fell out of commercial favor and went on to enjoy prolonged success into the third millennium, thanks to a punishing global touring regimen and subsequent albums like 2001’s ‘Iowa,’ 2004’s ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), and 2008’s ‘All Hope is Gone.’ Two year later tragedy struck when band founder and bassist Paul Gray succumbed to a drug overdose, and another key founding member, drummer Joey Jordison, parted ways with the group in December of 2013, but Slipknot have continued on, releasing the new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ in 2014.

 
Roadrunner Records
Roadrunner Records

Joey Jordison: ‘I Would Have Never Quit Slipknot, Ever’

In a new interview, Joey Jordison discusses his battle with acute transverse myelitis and his exit from Slipknot.

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Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire

Slipknot Release Fan-Shot ‘Before I Forget’ Live Video, Corey Taylor Gets Called Out by Fan

Slipknot have compiled fan footage for a 'Before I Forget' live video from their 2015 Red Rocks show.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slipknot’s Jim Root at ’90 Percent Now’ After Disk Replacement Operation

Slipknot guitarist Jim Root had two blown-out disks replaced in his neck and he has reported that he's feeling almost back to normal now.

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Brad Barket, Getty Images / Sascha Steinbach, Getty Images
Brad Barket, Getty Images / Sascha Steinbach, Getty Images

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Wrote a Song for Robbie Williams, Has Ambitions for Country Album

There's no slowing down Corey Taylor, who wrote a song for Robbie Williams and has ambitions for a country album among a wealth of other ideas.

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Shawn "Clown" Crahan
Amy Harris, TheFirst3Songs.com

Slipknot to Begin Writing New Album in February

Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan revealed he and guitarist Jim Root will begin writing new material in February of 2017.

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Theo Wargo / Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
Theo Wargo / Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Aims to Make Amends With Producer Rick Rubin

During a recent interview, Taylor expressed regret for calling Rubin 'overrated' and 'overpaid' while performing a spoken-word gig in 2011.

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Roadrunner
Roadrunner Records

35 Best + Worst Homemade Slipknot Masks

We combed through Twitter to find the handcrafted Slipknot masks that maggots around the world have created.

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Shawn "Clown" Crahan
Amy Harris, TheFirst3Songs.com

‘Family Emergency’ Forces Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan to Sit Out Australian Tour

Due to a 'family emergency,' Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan was forced to return home and sit out their Australian tour.

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Corey Taylor
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Revisits Almost Singing for Anthrax Following Joey Belladonna’s 2007 Exit

According to Corey Taylor, the only things that halted the Anthrax collaboration were management and record label reps, who wanted a new Slipknot album.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Slipknot vs. Avenged Sevenfold – Rocktober Rumble, Round 2

Vote for Slipknot's 'Duality' or Avenged Sevenfold's 'Nightmare' as Best Hard Rock Hit of the 21st Century in this Rocktober Rumble matchup.

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