Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in September 1995, the group was founded by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. After several line-up changes in their early years, the band settled on nine members for more than a decade: Corey Taylor, Mick Thomson, Jim Root, Paul Gray, Craig Jones, Sid Wilson, Shawn Crahan, Chris Fehn and Joey Jordison. Gray died on May 24, 2010, and was replaced from 2011 to 2014 by former guitarist Donnie Steele. Jordison departed from the band on December 12, 2013 for unknown reasons, followed by Steele during the recording sessions for .5: The Gray Chapter as he wanted to focus on getting married. The band is now touring with replacement musicians Alessandro Venturella on bass and Jay Weinberg on drums.
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- Slipknot: Hellboundhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02lv37t.jpg2015-06-09T20:00:00ZWith exclusive access to the band, Daniel P Carter finds out what goes into the making of the show and hears from fans excited to witness them live at their first UK tour in yearshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a466c2a2-6517-42fb-a160-1087c3bafd9f?clipfocus=p02lb2fxSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 18 mins
- Corey Taylor chats to Zanehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bklxz.jpg2013-06-18T11:57:00ZZane catches up with Corey Taylor after Download to talk Slipknot and Stone Sour.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a466c2a2-6517-42fb-a160-1087c3bafd9f?clipfocus=p01bkly1Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
Corey Taylor chats to Zane
- Clown of Slipknot on 10 years since IOWAhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ccwpm.jpg2011-11-02T00:00:12ZM.Shawn Crahan (aka 'Clown') of Slipknot speaks candidly with Zane Lowe about the making of IOWA and what the future holds for the band.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a466c2a2-6517-42fb-a160-1087c3bafd9f?clipfocus=p00ll2vpSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Clown of Slipknot on 10 years since IOWA
- Corey from Slipknot talks Sonispherehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9l0r.jpg2011-07-05T23:00:49ZCorey talks to Daniel P Carter about their upcoming Knebworth gig without bassist Paul Gray - and explains more about the two minute silence planned at the festival in his memory.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a466c2a2-6517-42fb-a160-1087c3bafd9f?clipfocus=p00j0chmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Corey from Slipknot talks Sonisphere
- Zane Lowe vs Corey Taylorhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c6846.jpg2011-01-07T00:00:00ZZane takes on the Slipknot & Stone Sour frontman on the ultimate round for round musical battle.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a466c2a2-6517-42fb-a160-1087c3bafd9f?clipfocus=p00d59plSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 34 mins
Zane Lowe vs Corey Taylor
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