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Slipknot Concert Poses Few Problems - KEYC
Last night's Slipknot concert at the Alltel center went better than local law enforcement and paramedics expected...Numbers released by Mankato Public Safety show five citations given for underage consumption.Two of those citations resulted in arrests....
Slipknot tight with larvae - Columbus Dispatch
By KEVIN JOY For a grindingly furious "nu-metal" band that dubs its fans "Maggots" and touts a song called People = S***, some might think the masked men of Slipknot would repel the masses. The nine-piece outfit from Des Moines, Iowa -- which formed in...
SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Produces DIRTFEDD Debut - May 12, 2009 -
The CD was produced by SLIPKNOT percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (Clown), who describes DIRTFEDD's music as "right here right now." He adds, "They are from the Midwest, which gives them a big advantage in how to shape their own vision, rather than get...
Quick Hits: Eminem, Slipknot, Jason Mraz, Flaming Lips, Aerosmith ... - FMQB
Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan returned to the band's tour on Friday in Oklahoma City after missing several shows because his mother passed away due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Speaking to Kerrang! magazine last June, Crahan revealed...
Slipknot more than just an image - Mankato Free Press
He doesn't have a low, growly voice, or use the f-word a whole bunch like one might expect after listening to a Slipknot album, or even just glancing at an album cover. These guys are scary on stage. There's no two ways around it....
Slipknot still tight - Toronto Sun
Armed with a Midwestern work ethic and fuelled by the anger and frustrations of life in small-town America, he and the rest of Slipknot have spent the past decade grinding and bashing away in the alt-metal underground. And along the way,...
Review: Masked band Slipknot rocks Grand Rapids - The Grand Rapids Press -
What could have seriously disrupted a tour for a band with fewer members looks like merely a bump in the road for Slipknot. The nine-person, mask-wearing metal act from Iowa is performing without one of its drummers, Shawn "Clown" Crahan,...
Quick Hits: Ozzy, Slipknot, Deftones, Eminem, Kylie Minogue ... - FMQB
Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan reportedly had to leave the band's current tour to deal with an undisclosed family matter. "A very terrible, terrible predicament is going on in [Clown's] family," singer Corey Taylor explained to the crowd...
Rock on the Range 2009 - OSU - The Lantern
Headliners include Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Alice in Chains and Avenged Sevenfold. Gary Spivack, co-executive producer for Right Arm Entertainment, the company organizing Rock on the Range, said it was important to get Ohio State students involved in the...
SLIPKNOT: New Video Interview With PAUL GRAY Posted Online - May 4 ... - conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray on April 29, 2009 when the band played Montreal, Quebec, Canada as part of its Canadian tour with TRIVIUM and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD. The seven-minute clip, which features French...

List of awards and nominations received by Slipknot

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Slipknot is an American alternative metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Originally formed under the name of The Pale Ones in September 1995, Slipknot have gone through multiple line-up changes, however their currently line-up has remained since 1999. The line-up consists of vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarists Mick Thomson and Jim Root, bassist Paul Gray, drummer Joey Jordison, percussionists Shawn Crahan and Chris Fehn, sampler Craig Jones and turntablist Sid Wilson.

On June 29, 1999 they released their debut self-titled album Slipknot. "Wait and Bleed", a single from the album won a Kerrang! Award for Best Single in 2000 and also brought the band its first Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance in 2001. Following the release of their second album Iowa, singles "Left Behind" and "My Plague" were also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2002 and 2003 respectively. "My Plague" was also nominated for the Kerrang! Award for Best Video in 2002. On May 25, 2004 Slipknot released their third album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), which was nominated for Best Album in the 2004 Kerrang! Awards. In 2006, "Before I Forget" a single from the album brought the band their first Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance after six nominations. In 2008 then band released their fourth album All Hope Is Gone, "Psychosocial" single from the album brought the band their first MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Rock Video, as well as their seventh Grammy nomination in 2009. Slipknot received their first MTV Europe Music Awards nomination in the Rock Out category, also Kerrang! awarded the band the Kerrang! Icon award. Overall, Slipknot has received ten awards from 32 nominations.

The Fuse Awards are arranged by Fuse TV and are decided by public vote. Slipknot has received one nomination.

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Slipknot has received one award from seven nominations.

The Kerrang! Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by Kerrang!, a British rock magazine. Slipknot has won five awards from thirteen nominations.

The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by Metal Hammer, a British heavy metal magazine. Slipknot has won one award from two nominations.

The MTV Europe Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1994 by MTV Europe. Slipknot has received one nomination.

The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. Slipknot has received one nomination.

Founded by the music magazine NME, the NME Awards are awarded annually. Slipknot has received three nominations.

The Total Guitar Readers Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by Total Guitar, a British guitar magazine. Slipknot has won three awards from three nominations.

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Slipknot (album)

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Slipknot is the debut studio album by American alternative metal band Slipknot. It was released on June 29, 1999 by Roadrunner Records, and later reissued in December 1999 with a slightly altered track listing and mastering, as a result of lawsuit. It was the first album by the band to be produced by Ross Robinson, who sought to refine Slipknot's sound rather than alter the group's musical direction.

The album spans many genres, but is generally noted for its extensive percussion and overall heavy sound. Slipknot was well received by fans and critics alike and was responsible for bringing Slipknot a large increase in popularity. The album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200, and has gone on to become certified double platinum in the United States, making it the band's best selling album.

On September 29, 1998, Slipknot left Des Moines, Iowa for Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu, California, anxious to record an album after a long wait to be signed. Slipknot's recording process was very aggressive and chaotic, as producer Ross Robinson strove to capture the intensity that the band created when performing live. Within three days all the drums were recorded, which contributed to the raw, live sound on the album that the band considers integral to its musical direction. By November 11, 1998, the recording of the album seemed complete and the band returned to Des Moines. During the Christmas period, guitarist Josh Brainard, who recorded on all the tracks to that point, decided to leave the band. The reasons for his departure are unclear, it was widely thought to have been because of family constraints however Brainard dispels these rumours, explaining that; "some decisions were made that I wasn't particularly happy with." His replacement was Jim Root, with whom the band returned to the studio in February 1999. Slipknot finished recording during this period, with two extra songs: a re-recording of "Me Inside", and a new track called "Purity". The mixing stages were very challenging, as drummer Joey Jordison and producer Robinson mastered the entire album by hand, with traditional equipment, instead of using computerized technology.

The musical style of Slipknot is a constantly contested issue and the genres that the band are categorized in vary depending on the source, however, the band is generally regarded as nu metal, while showing influences of many different genres. The influence of death metal on the album is clear and on the subject Jordison stated; "the roots are death metal, thrash, speed metal, and I could go on and on about all those bands." The album also shows influences from alternative metal and rap metal. Slipknot has a raw, live sound due to the band performing in the studio as they do during their live shows, which are often intense and erratic. Due to the band's large line-up consisting of additional percussionists and electronics the album has a very dense, layered sound. Alternative Press stated that the album used "inventive sampling, creative guitar work and an absolute percussive overload", while Q described the album as "a terrifying racket". Slipknot also includes melody, most notably in the single "Wait and Bleed" and is considered to be done with expertise and precision.

Slipknot featured Corey Taylor as lead vocalist; he had previously appeared on their demo which, in turn, resulted in them signing to Roadrunner Records. However, he did not appear on the band's first release Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Rick Anderson of Allmusic noted that on "Scissors", Taylor "actually sounds like he's about to burst into tears." Taylor's aggressive, explitive filled lyrics were described as, "lyrics that are discernible are not generally quotable on a family website; suffice it to say that the members of Slipknot are not impressed with their fathers, their hometown, or most anything else." "Eeyore", a hidden track at the end of "Scissors", plays after a dialogue among band members that was recorded while they were viewing a scene in a pornographic movie involving coprophilia. The song describes Taylor's rage against a man who issued a death threat to him during a Slipknot concert. It has been played live many times and appears on both the DVD Disasterpieces and the live album 9.0: Live.

Slipknot was well received by critics and fans; following its release the band gained popularity beyond their own expectations. Reviewing for Allmusic, Rick Anderson awarded the album four out of five stars calling it "an auspicious debut" and proclaimed, "You thought Limp Bizkit was hard? They're the Osmonds. These guys are something else entirely. And it's pretty impressive." The album's aggression and heavy sound was widely praised; Rolling Stone stated Slipknot is "metal with a capital m", Kerrang! added "raw and wholly uncompromising, each track delivered a powerful blow to the senses" and in 2001, Q included the album in their list of the "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time". CMJ ranked the album as the twelfth highest "Editorial Pick" for 1999. The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

A single from the album, "Wait and Bleed", was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 2001 Grammy Awards. The song was also named the 36th greatest metal song of all time, by VH1. The release of the album and the touring which followed, greatly increased the band's popularity. The album became the "biggest selling extreme metal album at the time." It was ranked by American Soundscan as the fastest selling metal debut in Soundscan's history. On May 2, 2000, the album was certified platinum in the United States, a first for any album released by Roadrunner Records. In the United States, it has sold over 2,000,000 copies; on February 5, 2005, the RIAA certified it Double Platinum. In Canada, the Canadian Recording Industry Association certified the album as Platinum on October 10, 2000. The British Phonographic Industry has certified the album as Platinum on October 17, 2008 in the UK.

After the release of the album, the band was accused of copyright infringement regarding the lyrics of the song "Purity". Taylor was inspired by a story he had read about a girl named Purity Knight who was kidnapped and buried alive. Although Taylor insisted that he thought the story was true, the author claimed it was fictional. The author objected to its use in the song and Slipknot were forced to remove "Purity" and its short sample-filled prelude "Frail Limb Nursery" from the album. As a result, the band released slightly remastered standard and digipak versions of the album in December 1999, replacing both tracks with "Me Inside". The band however still play the song during live performances and it is included in the band's second DVD Disasterpieces as well as the live album 9.0 Live.

All songs credited to Slipknot.

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List of Slipknot band members

Slipknot performing on the Mayhem festival in 2008

Slipknot is a nu metal band formed by vocalist and percussionist Anders Colsefini, guitarists Donnie Steele and Josh Brainard, bassist Paul Gray, drummer Joey Jordison and percussionist Shawn Crahan, in Des Moines, Iowa. Since its inception in 1995, the band has gone through multiple line-up changes, all occurring before the release of their debut album Slipknot, in 1999. The band is known for its large line-up, which consists of nine members; including a vocalist, two guitarists, a bassist, two percussionists in addition to a primary drummer, a sampler, and a turntablist.

In 1996, during the mixing stage of the band's demo album Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat., Slipknot saw its first line-up change when guitarist Donnie Steele left the band and was replaced by Craig Jones. Shortly after, drummer Jordison suggested they would need a full-time sampler and Jones fit the position as "he liked doing that anyway." Mick Thomson was brought in to fill the open position on guitar. After the release of Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. the band were working on new material which required more vocal melody and vocalist Colsefini struggled with this. In 1997, Corey Taylor was recruited from local band Stone Sour and after practicing with Slipknot "everything just clicked." As a result of this Colsefini was moved to backing vocals and percussion. However, Colsefini became unhappy with his new role and left the band a month later.

Wanting to retain their percussive edge, Greg Welts joined the band as Colsefini's replacement. Towards the end of 1997, each band member chose an individual number as their alias. In 1998, Welts became the only member who has been asked to leave the band and he was replaced by Chris Fehn. Slipknot's members considered including a DJ in their line-up, but had difficulty finding one because "the people knew who were DJs all sucked!" Sid Wilson approached the band after seeing them live. He proceeded to impress the band with his ability and his antics; Wilson was considered "Slipknot material" and his hiring brought the band's line-up to nine members. The final change in the band's line-up came at the latter stages of the recording process of the band's debut album, Slipknot, in 1999. While the band took a break from recording the album, Brainard decided to leave the band and was replaced by Jim Root.

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Paul Gray (Slipknot)

Paul Dedrick Gray (born April 8, 1972), also known by his number #2, is an American musician best known as the bass player of Slipknot.

Gray was born in Los Angeles, California, shortly before his family relocated to Des Moines, Iowa. In his youth, Gray performed in bands such as Anal Blast, Vexx, Body Pit and Inveigh Catharsi.

As well as lending his bass talents to the band, Gray has also sung backing vocals on select songs Slipknot has performed live, among them "Spit It Out", "Get This", "People = Shit", "Disasterpiece", "Three Nil", "Pulse of the Maggots", "Before I Forget", and "Psychosocial" – usually when vocalist Corey Taylor's voice has become too dry, tired, or hoarse. Outside Slipknot, Gray has filled in as bassist for Unida during their 2003 tour, appeared on Drop Dead, Gorgeous' Worse Than a Fairy Tale, done a brief tour with Reggie and the Full Effect and appeared on the Roadrunner United project, performing bass on "The Enemy" and "Baptized in the Redemption" from the project's album The All-Star Sessions.

In June 2003, Gray was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. Turmoil was caused within Slipknot's fanbase when Gray's mugshot from the incident surfaced, as at this time, with the exception of Corey Taylor and guitarist James Root, unobstructed photographs of most members of the band's faces were exceptionally rare.

In September of 2008, Paul was married to his girlfriend Brenna. He has her name tattooed on his fingers.

He is one of the 3 of Slipknot's founding line-up remaining in the band, and the only one who has maintained his original role in the band due to Clown's switch from main drums to custom percussion during the early days.

Gray used to wear tape around his head for his mask. Later, he swtiched to a halloween pig's mask that he used for the self-titled era. The next mask used for Iowa has dark eyeholes, & holds the same nose. However, the mouth is missing. His third mask is a face mask that has metal bars in the mouth area, along with a bullet hole decoration. It also has a crack decorated to it. Gray used this for the Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) era.

Gray's recent mask for the All Hope Is Gone era is a gray mask that has iron bars, like his third mask, but the bars are lined up. His mask is also made of leather and was stitched.

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Source : Wikipedia