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SLIPKNOT's SHAWN CRAHAN: 'COREY TAYLOR Is A Genius'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown), who is believed to be recording material for a side project with producer Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN), recently spoke out in support of STONE SOUR and MURDERDOLLS, the SLIPKNOT offshoot bands featuring Crahan's cohorts Joey Jordison, Corey Taylor and Jim Root. "Joey ...

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STONE SOUR To Film Video For 'Inhale'

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will shoot a video for the track "Inhale" this weekend, Jan. 4-5. STONE SOUR, MURDERDOLLS and DOWNTHESUN will perform tonight at 7 Flags Events Center in Clive, Iowa. ...

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SLITHERYN Get DOPED Up

Chicago quintet SLITHERYN, whose debut four-track EP was produced by SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, will enter the studio next month with DOPE frontman Edsel Dope at the helm. SLITHERYN reportedly intend to combine the tracks from the new sessions with the ones from the Taylor-produced EP to make up their debut album, due in the spring. ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist 'Safe And Sound' Despite Assault Rumors

Contrary to a widespread Internet rumor suggesting that SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray (#2) was brutally attacked by a distraught fan and stabbed six times in the chest area Friday night (Dec. 20), Gray is "safe and sound" at home in Des Moines, Iowa preparing to begin the songwriting process for the group's next album, due ...

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON Dreams Of SLAYER Gig

The surprising commercial success of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor's STONE SOUR project has led to much speculation with regards to his status in SLIPKNOT and the possibility that he may leave the group to focus on STONE SOUR full-time (which Taylor has thus far denied). When recently asked by Australia's Metalshop if the rest of ...

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STONE SOUR To Tour Australia

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will embark on an Australian tour in March, according to Metalshop. Exact dates won't be available for a few weeks, but the band are expected to play in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, before setting off for Auckland, New ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Support DEFTONES In Australia

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, will be supporting the DEFTONES at their two headlining shows in Australia during the "off" days on the ...

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STONE SOUR To Issue Never-Before-Released Tracks

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are figuring out a way to make some previously unreleased material available to their fans. One possible scenario is for the band to release a few of the songs on the "Bother" single, or possibly a "digipack" featuring three ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'Disasterpieces' Nearing Platinum Status

SLIPKNOT's "Disasterpieces" DVD debuted last month at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Video Chart and is rapidly approaching platinum-shipment status (100,000 copies), according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records. The Des Moines, Iowa-based nine-piece, whose last album, "Iowa", came out in August 2001, are slated to reconvene next month to begin working on their third ...

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SLIPKNOT To Begin Work On New CD In January

SLIPKNOT will begin work on the follow-up to their 2001 breakthrough album, "Iowa", in January. The as-yet-untitled CD, which will be produced by Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in the spring for a late summer/early fall release through Roadrunner Records. STONE SOUR, the ...

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THE ROLLINS BAND To Perform BLACK FLAG Set In San Diego

THE ROLLINS BAND, the group fronted by punk rock icon Henry Rollins, will perform an all-BLACK FLAG set featuring special guests at The Casbah in San Diego, California on Thursday, Dec. 5. The concert promotes "Rise Above", a new benefit CD for the Free the West Memphis 3 Defense Fund, on which Rollins performs alongside ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: How I Assembled 'Disasterpieces'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind, Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown), recently explained how he went about assembling the band's "Disasterpieces" DVD, due Nov. 26 via Roadrunner. "I didn't really have an outline, because the first thing was, you know, let's check out what we have," he said. "So, I watched all the footage. I watched it all, man. I ...

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STONE SOUR Continue Touring, Climbing The Charts

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, have scheduled dates through the end of the year, winding down with a hometown New Year's Eve show in Iowa. STONE SOUR's "Bother" continues its upwards climb as it is Number Four on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and ...

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SLIPKNOT DJ To Accompany MARZ On 'Pop Sux' Tour

SLIPKNOT DJ Sid (#0) will be handling turntable duties for MARZ during their upcoming stint on the "Pop Sux" tour. The band, whose forthcoming Elementree/Geffen Records debut was produced by Jonathan Davis of KORN, will be supporting KORN and TRUSTcompany at all dates between Nov. 24 and Dec. 12. Confirmed shows are as follows: Nov. ...

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STONE SOUR To Make In-Store Appearance In New Hampshire

STONE SOUR, who feature in their ranks SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be making an in-store appearance at Newbury Comics in Nashua, New Hampshire on Monday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. Store address is as follows: Newbury Comics Willow Springs Plaza 296 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH 03061 ...

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DOPE Frontman Responds To Parody Interview

DOPE frontman Edsel Dope has issued a response to the interview posted here several days ago in which an "anonymous" writer, otherwise known as STATIC-F's Trick Elzen, sought to counter some of Edsel's earlier statements regarding MURDERDOLLS, SLIPKNOT and former DOPE members Tripp Eisen and Acey Slade. Edsel's statement is as ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN: Upcoming DVD Marks End Of An Era

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind, Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown), claims that the band's "Disasterpieces" DVD, due Nov. 26, is the last time fans will see this version of the band. "I believe it's an end of an era," said Crahan. "It's not that it was the best, it's that that's what we were doing then — risers that ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer Joins PAPA ROACH (Sort Of)

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison joined PAPA ROACH for an impromptu jam session during the latter group's sold-out show at London's Brixton Academy last night (Nov. 7) Jordison, whose other band, MURDERDOLLS, had supported PAPA ROACH earlier in the evening, came on stage during the headliners' encore and took his place behind the drum stool, much ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN: ' We're The Biggest Punk Band In The World'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, claims that he's supportive of vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root's massively-successful STONE SOUR project. "If I didn't support him or fuckin' love what he's doing, I wouldn't be a friend," Crahan told Launch. "I wouldn't have meant any of the words I've said in SLIPKNOT. ...

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