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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.

 
Raphael Dias, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Raphael Dias, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Reacts to Rob Zombie’s ‘Rock Star’ Comments

Corey Taylor responds to Rob Zombie's recent comments that Slipknot are one of the few acts to have the 'rock star' mystique since the grunge era.

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6 Years Ago: Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Dies

On May 24, 2010, the body of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was found in a Johnston, Iowa hotel room.

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Corey Taylor Weighs in on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Debate Between Gene Simmons and N.W.A.

Slipknot's Corey Taylor offers his opinion of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame debate between Gene Simmons and N.W.A.

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Slipknot’s Jim Root Teaches You How To Play ‘The Devil in I’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

In this new video, fans can take a free lesson from Jim Root on how to play Slipknot’s 'The Devil in I' on guitar.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Tells a Backstage Marilyn Manson Underwear Story

Slipknot's Corey Taylor tells a backstage story about Marilyn Manson and his tighty whities.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Unveiled, Lineups Announced

Get ready for the merging of two of metal's biggest festivals!

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Corey Taylor: Ozzy Osbourne ‘Made My Life’ the First Time I Met Him

As Corey Taylor recalls, it was Ozzfest '99 and Slipknot were on the bill thanks to Ozzy's son Jack, who championed the band.

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Corey Taylor Reflects on Performing Prince’s Songs the Night of His Death

It just so happened that Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor had a gig scheduled in Prince's hometown of Minneapolis that night the night of his death.

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Iowa Supreme Court Dismisses Wrongful Death Claim Filed By Paul Gray’s Widow, But Allows Daughter’s Claim to Proceed

Slipknot bassist Paul Gray died from a drug overdose in 2010, but six years later his family is still dealing with legal issues pertaining to the case...

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Corey Taylor Reveals He Has Role in ‘Sharknado 4′ [Exclusive]

Loudwire caught up with Corey Taylor in New York City, and we got a big scoop from the Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman.

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