SLIPKNOT Drummer Says Band Will Not Replace Late Bassist

July 29, 2010

According to The Pulse of Radio, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, who's out touring with ROB ZOMBIE, has confirmed that the band will continue making music despite the death in May of bassist Paul Gray. While SLIPKNOT is only in the very earliest stages of planning its next record, Jordison says they've already decided they will not recruit a new bassist. "There will be no other bass players besides Jim [Root, guitarist], Mick [Thomson, guitarist] and me, more than likely," he said. "Everyone actually kind of plays guitar in the band, so I think we're all gonna play bass on the record. We're not gonna have anyone come in. But live, we'll deal with that when it comes."

A short audio clip of Jordison making the above-mentioned comment can be streamed at this location (Real Media).

A new SLIPKNOT album is not likely to come out until 2012 at the earliest.

Jordison is touring with Zombie and releasing a new album from his side band, MURDERDOLLS, next month.

Singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root also have a new album due out in September from their other act, STONE SOUR, called "Audio Secrecy".

Gray's body was found on May 24 in a suburban hotel room outside Des Moines, Iowa. A medical examiner ruled that the 38-year-old died of an accidental overdose of morphine and a synthetic form of morphine.

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