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Happy 40th Birthday Joey Jordison: 5 Great Drum Tracks from Former Slipknot Percussionist

Buzz 15:21PM EDT

Happy birthday to Joey Jordison, the longtime drummer for Slipknot and touring percussionist with Rob Zombie, who turned 40 today. Although his former band continues to go strong—.5: The Gray Chapter topped the Billboard 200, and the new guy (supposedly former Against Me! drummer Jay Weinberg) seems to be doing alright—yet fans can't help but miss Jordison, long considered to be the most instrumentally sound member of the metal collective. All we can do is hope for an anniversary in the future, but for the moment let's reflect on some of Jordison's more impressive tracks.READ MORE

Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor ranks Slipknot Albums: Check How 'Slipknot,' 'The Gray Chapter' and 'Iowa' Placed

Buzz 11:30AM EDT

Asking a band to choose between its albums, as Loudwire accurately describes, is like asking members to choose between their children. That said, Corey Taylor of Slipknot came through when asked by Noisey to rank his primary band's records. It's also a tough question from a PR-position, because a group has to weigh what critics say against trying to promote its newest work. That said, you might be surprised where albums such as 'Slipknot' and '.5: The Gray Chapter' ended up in his rankings.READ MORE

Slipknot Guitarist Mick Thomson Hospitalized after Knife Fight with Brother; Will No. 7 Be Able to Tour Next Month?

Buzz 08:50AM EDT

Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson has been hospitalized, along with his brother, after the two men got into a drunken knife fight...just in case you thought you had finally convinced your mother that metal just had a bad image. Both men were listed as being in serious condition but are expected to recover from their injuries.READ MORE

Soundwave

AJ Maddah Announces Soundwave Done in Adelaide After Slow Ticket Sales, Will Join Perth as Axed from Rock Festival Stops

Buzz 12:18PM EDT

The Australian Soundwave Festival has continued to make cuts, this time announcing that following the 2015 event, Adelaide would be no longer be included on the event's annual route. This follows in the footsteps of last year's announcement that Perth would be cut out of the loop following a slow 2014.READ MORE

Katy Perry Performs In Brisbane

Rock in Rio Grabs Katy Perry, Faith No More, Slipknot and More as 2015 Brazilian Headliners; Plus One Big Reunion Show

Buzz 11:46AM EDT

Rock in Rio has announced a number of big names that will serve as headliners for the seven-day Brazilian music festival: Katy Perry, Faith No More, John Legend, Slipknot, System of A Down and Queens of The Stone Age. The event is traditionally referred to as "the world's biggest music festival" and drew more than one million attendees during its 2013 edition.READ MORE

Grammys 2015 Best Metal Performance Nominees, Who Should & Will Win: Mastodon and Slipknot Wait for Old Guard to Lose Sway

Buzz 08:00AM EDT

The Best Metal Performance Grammy nominees add up a whole bunch of what you would expect: old bands (Motörhead and Anthrax) playing the role of favorites while more modern acts (Mastodon and Slipknot) wait for the tides to shift. Tenacious D wonders how it even got a nomination, being a comedy act and all, while Ronnie James Dio is the real winner.READ MORE

Slipknot

Slipknot Announce Summer 2015 Tour With Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine, Motionless In White

Buzz 16:23PM EDT

Slipknot recently announced a spring tour with Hatebreed, but fans will be excited to learn that the band will continue their road trip with a massive summer tour.READ MORE

Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett Books 3 Rock Superstars for 'Fear FestEvil' and None of Them Are From Metallica

Buzz 12:45PM EDT

Metallica's Orion Fest may not have succeeded on a financial level enough to justify future versions, but guitarist Kirk Hammett and his "Kirk von Hammet''s Fear FestEvil" will have a second run in San Jose during April. The thrash icon and horror movie enthusiast has announced a lineup for the three-day event, although the characters he's booked for a panel may be even more exciting than the confirmed musicians: Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 and Slash will all appear in speaking roles.READ MORE

Korn

Slipknot and Korn Perform a Vicious Cover of the Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' Live in London for Frenzied Crowd [WATCH]

Buzz 16:45PM EDT

Slipknot and Korn are currently on a co-headlining tour in the U.K., putting on shows that are bound to be scary and thrilling all at once. The two bands shared the stage in London last night (Jan. 23) to pay tribute to the Beastie Boys with a vicious cover of the rap trio's 1994 hit, "Sabotage." Some fans were able to capture the collaboration on video, but Korn promised a full video of the performance in the future.READ MORE

Slipknot is hitting the road

Slipknot Announces Spring US Tour Dates, Hatebreed to Support '.5: The Gray Chapter' Group [FULL SCHEDULE]

Buzz 11:00AM EDT

Slipknot is planning to make your spring a little heavier — the band just announced a handful of U.S. tour dates with fellow headbangers Hatebreed. The band will tour behind their most recent album, ".5: The Gray Chapter", which was released in October. Fan club members can order tickets now followed by a general public sale starting Jan. 23, Blabbermouth reports.READ MORE

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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Talks Follow-Up to '.5:The Gray Chapter' and Six-Year Recording Gap Between 'All Hope Is Gone'

Buzz 12:44PM EDT

Slipknot took a six-year break from recording from "All Hope is Gone" to their most recent effort, ".5: The Gray Chapter," which was released in October. It sounds like the time between their new effort and next record is going to be much shorter. Jim Root and Mick Thomson recently confirmed this in an interview, and now Corey Taylor is joining in on the rumors.READ MORE

Slipknot

New Slipknot Album Already Planned for 2015/2016? Jim Root and Mick Thomson Say Band Ready to Hit Studio Post-Tour

Buzz 11:27AM EDT

Slipknot fans had to wait more than six years between the release of All Hope Is Gone ands 2014's chart topping .5: The Gray Chapter but the next wait for music from the metal group may be much shorter. A recent interview with Music Radar found guitarists Jim Root and Mick Thomson suggesting that the band would like to get back into the studio as soon as its current tour lets up, meaning a new album could be ready as early as late 2015/early 2016.READ MORE

Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters, Slipknot Supergroup Teenage Time Killers Inks Record Deal, Features Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor and More

Buzz 17:59PM EDT

Dave Grohl and Corey Taylor are the most recent artists to join a supergroup. The Foo Fighters/Slipknot hybrid Teenage Time Killer was created by Corrosion of Conformity's Reed Mullin and also features former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri and Lamb of God's Randy Blythe. The group made things super official too, inking a recording deal with Rise Records.READ MORE

Garth Brooks

8 Best Musical Comebacks of 2014: Garth Brooks, D'Angelo and More

Buzz 12:38PM EDT

For whatever reason, 2014 was the year where a ton of musicians decided to get their acts together and reunite, come out of retirement or finally release that album we have been desperately craving for more than 10 years. Here are 2014's eight best comebacks:READ MORE

Slipknot's Shawn Crahan and Sid Wilson

Spotify Demonstrates via Slipknot That Band-Sponsored "Takeovers" Result in Huge Listening Bumps (as Do New Albums)

Buzz 10:29AM EDT

Spotify has cleverly disguised its most recent self-promotion as an entry on its Insights blog, which track listening trends among members. The last entry notes how well Slipknot did as a result of its Halloween "takeover," or the band's curation of the popular "Rock Right Now" playlist. The metal band saw a distinct spike in listeners as a result...also-known-as Spotify wants you as a major label act to know that you'll reach so many new people if you host a takeover on their site (and garner them some attention in the meantime). The stats are hard to deny however.READ MORE

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