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Slipknot is an American metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The current line-up includes Sid Wilson, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor. They are recognized as one of the pioneering bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal.

The band formed in late 1995 and underwent several line-up changes following the independent release of their debut album, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. in 1996. Their debut self-titled studio album, Slipknot, was released in 1999 and was followed by two further studio albums, Iowa in 2001 and Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) in 2004. They are expected to release their fourth studio album, All Hope Is Gone, on August 25, 2008

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  • SLIPKNOT Members On Working With Producer Rick Rubin

    Revolver magazine recently spoke to the members of SLIPKNOT about their experience of working with legendary producer Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER, AUDIOSLAVE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, METALLICA) on the band's 2004 album, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)".

    Shawn Crahan (percussion): "'Vol. 3' was all about rebuilding friendships and since we were rebuilding, it was reall easy to rebuild the innovation of our music. Listen to that fucking record. It's spiritual. Rick Rubin's the oracle. He sat us down with each other. I heard things from the other members I don't care to repeat. I gained a couple of friends. I might have created a couple of enemies. We all agreed we were going to get on a plateau of communication and that's what we did."

    Jim Root (guitar): "Rick was really attentive to what we needed as a band. He knew I was going through major anxiety. I got a knock on my bedroom door one day, and his assistant came up and he had this herbal drop that you put on your tongue to mellow out. A lot of the guys in the band say Rick was unavailable. And yeah, he takes on a lot of projects at one time, but he also does things that are beneficial. He would listen to what we'd done, then have us retrack things that needed work. He's kind of like Big Brother up on the hill. Even though he wasn't there physically every day, he was. That's my favorite record we've done."

    Corey Taylor (vocals): "I wouldn't know what it's like to work with Rick Rubin. I only saw him about four times. Rick Rubin is a nice man. He's done a lot of good for a lot of people. He didn't do anything for me. I'm not happy with the vocals on that record. There were a lot of takes that I thought were much better than the ones they fuckin' used and I wasn't asked about a lot of shit. It sounds amazing; the songs are great. But we were being charged horrendous amounts of money. And for me, if you're going to produce something, you're fucking there. I don't care who you are."

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  • All Hope Is Gone

    Alright, so the new album is out!
    Leave comments below telling everyone what your 1st imperesions of it were!

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  • Corey Rejects Blame in Sword Slaying

    Move over, Marilyn Manson. The masked men in Slipknot are the latest heavy metal dudes being blamed for a school slaying. On Monday, a teen wielding a sword attacked four people at his high school in Krugersdorp, South Africa, killing one. According to eyewitness accounts, the suspect was wearing a mask similar to that of Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. A community leader was quick to blame "bad Satanic music" for the incident.

    Slipknot front man Corey Taylor calls bullshit. "Obviously, I'm disturbed by the fact that people were hurt and someone died," he tells Blender. "As far as my responsibility for that goes, it stops there, because I know our message is actually very positive." In the past, when Slipknot was linked to real-world violence, "I used to sweat it really hard," he adds. "But the thing I have to realize is the fact that I'm not encouraging anybody to kill anybody. I encourage our fans to express themselves, to stick together and to help each other."

    "You have something like this happen, it could have been Marilyn Manson, it could have been any number of people who make art that is startling visually, on the darker side. It could've been Pat Boone, for Christ's sake. At the end of the day, there are always going to be mental disorders and people who cause violence for no other reason than the fact that they're fucked up and lost. And all we can do is try to learn from it."

    Meanwhile, Slipknot — whose fourth album, All Hope Is Gone, comes out next week — have been forced to cancel their upcoming European festival dates to allow Jordison time to recover from a broken ankle

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