1. Slipknot, Drummer Joey Jordison Part Ways

    December 13, 2013 9:04 PM EST The metal act's drummer had been with the band since its inception in 1995. Slipknot is without its founding drummer, Joey Jordison. According to a post on the metal act's website , the band and Jordison have gone their separate ways after nearly two decades together. Precise…

  2. Slipknot's Corey Taylor Robbed of Music Gear, Late Bassist's Guitars Stolen

    July 10, 2013 12:10 AM EDT The lead singer of the heavy metal band Slipknot says musical equipment worth $36,000 has been stolen from his home and storage units in Iowa. The Des Moines Register says Corey Taylor told police two guitars that had belonged to Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, who died in May 2010 , were among…

  3. Slipknot Moving Past Tragedy With Compilation, Festival Tour

    July 16, 2012 8:17 PM EDT With an upcoming compilation ("Antennas To Hell," due July 24), a return to North American stages headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour and its own Knotfest events coming up in August, M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan says Slipknot is "ending a philosophy…

  4. Slipknot Envision 'Melancholy' Album in Wake of Bassist's Death

    November 03, 2011 11:10 AM EDT Corey Taylor: 'It's Going to Be a More Saddened Form of Rage When It Does Happen' As it celebrates its past with the release of a 10th anniversary edition of its second album, "Iowa," Slipknot is eyeing a near-future that includes more touring -- including North…

  5. Ben Harper, Slipknot Debut on Social 50 Chart

    June 02, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Roots-rocker Ben Harper makes his debut on the Social 50 chart this week at No. 47, thanks to buzz derived from his recent promotion of his latest album "Give Till It's Gone." He appeared on both the "Late Show With David Letterman" Web concert series "Live on…

  6. Slipknot Replaces Deceased Bassist Paul Gray

    March 14, 2011 11:45 AM EDT S lipknot have decided to stay "within the family" to find a touring replacement for bassist Paul Gray, who died of an accidental overdose last May. Donnie Steele, who served as an original guitarist for the hard rock group, will fill in for Gray for Slipknot's upcoming 2011…

  7. Stone Sour's Corey Taylor Addresses Velvet Revolver Rumors, Slipknot's Future

    January 28, 2011 2:30 PM EST Corey Taylor is comfortably ensconced in Stone Sour for the time being, but let's check out some truth vs. fiction about a couple of other matters: is he the "known singer" who's working under wraps with Velvet Revolver ? "To be continued!" Taylor tells Billboard…

  8. Slipknot Prepping First Album Since Bassist's Death

    November 30, 2010 12:25 PM EST Even with Slipknot adjuncts such as Stone Sour tooling around the country, the group is at work on its next album -- and first project since the shocking May death of bassist Paul Gray. "It's already in motion," drummer Joey Jordison, who has canceled his band Murderdolls '…

  9. Slipknot's Sid Wilson Talks Bassist's Death, Preps Solo Album

    August 31, 2010 12:30 PM EDT S lipknot DJ Sid Wilson is preparing to step out from behind his turntable, take off his mask and put away the aliases -- #0, Ratboy, DJ Moonboots, DJ Starscream -- in order to launch a solo career as... Sid Wilson. "When I see people, whether they're strangers or fans or friends or…

  10. Slipknot Bassist Died Of 'Accidental' Overdose

    June 22, 2010 7:59 AM EDT The bassist for the Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot died of an "accidental" overdose of morphine and fentanyl, a synthetic morphine substitute, police in Iowa said as autopsy results were released. Paul Gray, 38, was found dead on May 25 at a hotel near Des Moines, Iowa, the…

  11. Stone Sour Prepares To Reveal New 'Secret'; Slipknot's Future In Doubt

    June 15, 2010 12:03 PM EDT S tone Sour , the Grammy-nominated alt-metal band fronted by Slipknot singer Corey Taylor, will release "Audio Secrecy" on Sept. 7, the group's first new release in nearly four years. Taylor wasn't sure what kid of reaction the new music would get from fans. So late last…

  12. Danzig Sees 'Red' On New Album, Tour

    June 08, 2010 12:25 PM EDT Mother, tell your children not to walk this way... Glenn Danzig is back in town. The former Misfits and Samhain frontman is hitting the road for a nine-date outing, starting June 15 at the NorVa in Norfolk, Va. The shows will support Danzig newest album, "Deth Red Sabaoth," arriving…

  13. 911 Call: Slipknot Bassist Found With Pills, Needle

    May 27, 2010 12:32 PM EDT The hotel employee who found Slipknot bassist Paul Gray dead in his room told a 911 operator that there was a hypodermic needle next to Gray's bed and there were "all kinds of pills everywhere." TownePlace Suites maintenance worker Mike Kellow told the operator Monday morning…

  14. Slipknot Pays Tribute To Bassist, But Who's Who?

    May 26, 2010 5:36 AM EDT Tearful members of Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot shocked fans by appearing in public without masks for the first time in their career to pay tribute to their deceased bass player . A brief news conference on Tuesday evening (May 25), carried live on the Internet, took place a day after…

  15. Bono's Back Foils U2 Tour, RIP Paul Gray

    May 25, 2010 12:46 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Bono 's emergency back surgery has forced U2 to reschedule 16 shows and cancel their headlining slot at the Glastonbury Festival. The lineup for this year's Rock the Bells was announced yesterday, and includes Wu…

  16. Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Found Dead in Hotel

    May 24, 2010 5:39 PM EDT The bassist for Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot, a masked group whose members beat each other up on stage and endearingly call their fans "maggots," was found dead at a hotel near the group's home town of Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, officials said. Paul Gray, a co-founder…

  17. April 8, 2009

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in mainland China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 – Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, of the Buena Vista Social Club dies after performing at a concert in Basel, Switzerland. 2001 – Van Stephenson, a former member of the country group BlackHawk,…

  18. Slipknot

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was 1999, and his label had convinced Ozzfest organizers to put its newly signed band, Slipknot, on the festival's The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade…

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