SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Gets 'Tribute' Tattoo Of PAUL GRAY On 'NY Ink'; Video Preview Available

June 6, 2011

SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will appear on this week's episode of "NY Ink". According to TV Guide, the show centers on "Miami Ink"'s Ami James as he opens a tattoo shop in New York. Drama comes verbally, physically, even emotionally as in the form of Taylor, who cries as he gets a "tribute" tattoo to his deceased SLIPKNOT bandmate Paul Gray.

Check out a preview clip below.

The program airs on Thursday, June 9 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT on TLC. Go to this location for more information.

Corey Taylor told's "Weekly Chatter" that he is still struggling with SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray's loss and isn't guaranteeing anything about the band's future.

"There's a part of me that's ready [to carry on with the band] and there's a part of me that's not," Taylor said. "Honestly, I have a lot of trepidation about it. I don't know how to feel. I know a lot of the guys in the band are trying not to show that side, and I can't."

SLIPKNOT will make a number festival appearances this summer, including the U.K.'s Sonisphere, Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting and Brazil's Rock In Rio. Joining the group on bass will be Donnie Steele, who was the original guitar player in SLIPKNOT and had actually reconnected with Paul in recent years.

Taylor admitted that he is still unsure going back out and performing live without Gray is the right thing to do.

"He's irreplaceable," Taylor said. "Without Paul Gray, there would have been no SLIPKNOT, and I mean that sincerely. So to me, it's strange for me to think about the future of SLIPKNOT without him.

"This tour coming up is definitely going to be like baby steps," he said. "So it's going to be a long time before I feel OK about it. I'm not saying that I'm not open to it. I'm just saying that I'm not there yet, and I don't know how long it's going to take me to get there. So we're just going to have to see what happens. Only time will tell."

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