SLIPKNOT's TAYLOR Sings ALICE IN CHAINS, VAN HALEN, FREE; Video Available

May 23, 2008

Fan-filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor's three-song performance with the Los Angeles-based all-star "jam" group CAMP FREDDY including members of ALICE IN CHAINS and JANE'S ADDICTION on May 15, 2008 at The Roxy in West Hollywood can be viewed below. Other guests that reportedly brought the house down included DEF LEPPARD's Vivian Campbell, and the biggest surprise, Chad Smith of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.

Taylor told Billboard.com earlier in the month that SLIPKNOT's new album, tentatively due out on August 12, will "rip your face off," adding, "I don't think the world will be ready for this album." The group's yet-to-be-titled fourth effort will follow up 2004's "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", with Taylor calling it a "very dark" cross between that and its 2001 sophomore CD, "Iowa". Taylor described the new record as having "so much power in it and yet there are so many great spots for melody...It's a controlled chaos that hits you right out of the gate."

Taylor, who also fronts the more melodic STONE SOUR, said that his vocals are in a similar vein on this SLIPKNOT outing. He explained, "I got to the point where I was tired of pretending that I couldn't sing every time I made a SLIPKNOT album, so this time I'm going all out."

As for the album's lyrical direction, Taylor revealed, "Instead of bitching about what went wrong in my life, I'm bitching about what's wrong in life, period."

Taylor also said that new music is already in the works for the third STONE SOUR album, which will follow 2006's "Come What(ever) May".

New images on SLIPKNOT's official web site have hinted at a change in the masks and costumes that are a trademark of the Iowa-based nine-piece. Taylor described the new outfits as "evolved," adding that they are "very dark and will fit in everything image-wise that we're making with this album."

SLIPKNOT will co-headline this summer's Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour with DISTURBED, beginning on July 9 in Seattle.

"Them Bones" (ALICE IN CHAINS cover)

"Ain't Talking About Love" (VAN HALEN cover)

"All Right Now" (FREE cover)

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