Slipknot Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

30th December 2015

Tweet: "I really hope the GnR reunion happens! And to be clear, I said I would retire from touring so I could follow them like the Grateful Dead!" Slipknot star Corey Taylor is excited about rumours suggesting the original GUNS N' ROSES line-up, including Slash and Axl Rose, is set to reunite for the first time in over 20 years to headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California in April (16).

25th August 2015

Fact: Slipknot, Lamb of God and MEGADETH will headline the inaugural Knotfest festival in Mexico. Him, Trivium and The Dillinger Escape Plan will also be on the bill at the Foro Pegaso in Toluca on 5 December (15). This year is the third year of Knotfest - Slipknot, the event founders, and Lamb of God headlined the first festival in Iowa in 2012. The event became international last year (14), when Knotfest Japan was staged in Tokyo in November.

15th July 2015

Quote: "Anybody who makes his fans wait for two to three hours for him to go onstage, I have no respect for... You know why there are really no original f**king members of Guns N' Roses left? Because he made them wait three f**king hours! You want an (album) Appetite (For Destruction) reunion? Tell him to f**kng stop being a d**chebag." Slipknot star Corey Taylor is not a fan of Axl Rose's tardiness at shows.

7th July 2015

Quote: "Kanye, you are not - not - the greatest living rock star of all time. The fact that you had to tell people that kind of says it all. You remind of the guy who brags about p**sy. They never get as much as they brag about. Stop it." Slipknot star Corey Taylor challenges Kanye West after the rapper foolishly boasted he was the greatest rock star.

14th May 2015

Fact: Slipknot star SID WILSON is expanding his audience by releasing a new hip-hop project. The rocker is reportedly launching a contest through the Spit 16 app and will pick an up-and-coming rapper to feature with him on the new music venture.

14th December 2014

Fact: Rockers Slipknot have released a Christmas jumper. Their festive 2014 'holiday sweater' is available online for $60 (£37.50).

18th November 2014

Fact: Muse and Slipknot have signed up to headline the 2015 Download Festival in the U.K. Veterans rockers Kiss are rumoured to be the yet-to-be-announced third headliner.

4th September 2014

Fact: Heavy rock acts Korn and Slipknot are teaming up for the upcoming Prepare For Hell tour, which will include a Halloween date (31Oct14) in Dallas, Texas.

26th August 2014

Fact: Rockers Slipknot have named their fifth studio album in memory of their bassist Paul Gray, who died in 2010 from an accidental drugs overdose. The new record, 5: The Gray Chapter, will be released in October (14).

21st August 2014

Fact: Rockers Slipknot, Slash, Soundgarden and Faith No More are set to headline Australia's Soundwave Festival. The two-day music event will take place in different cities over two consecutive weekends beginning on 21 February (15). Fall Out Boy, Marilyn Manson and Judas Priest are also on the bill.

14th February 2014

Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and Slipknot's Corey Taylor are among the stars who have contributed to a new record by supergroup Teenage Time Killer. The band is the brainchild of Corrosion of Conformity rockers Mike Dean and Reed Mullin. Other contributors include former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri and Randy Blythe of Lamb of God.

26th November 2012

Fact: Tool, Slash and the Deftones will join Black Sabbath and Slipknot at Japan's first Ozzfest next year (13). Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will be on double duty at the Makuhari Messe event - his band Stone Sour will also be performing. Ozzfest Japan will take place over a weekend next May (13).

19th November 2012

Quote: "I've been hit by a lot of s**t. In France, I got hit by a dead rabbit... I've caught a nine-volt battery in the face. I've been hit by a giant f**king Jager bottle... I can't tell you how many f**king shoes I've been hit with. It's gotten to the point where I can almost feel them coming." Slipknot star Corey Taylor on what fans throw at him during gigs.

7th November 2012

Quote: "No one should ever put a microphone in front of Dave Mustaine's face unless he's on stage. Every time he says something, I cringe." Slipknot star Corey Taylor isn't a fan of the MEGADETH frontman's political rants.

5th July 2011

Quote: "I'm really glad everyone has responded to it and are ready to join us for it. It's going to be heavy and I'm looking forward to feeling that. It's going to be so much louder than this band." Slipknot star Corey Taylor is pleased by the response to plans to hold a two-minute silence in honour of late bassist Paul Gray at the U.K.'s upcoming Sonisphere Festival at the weekend (09-10Jul11).

13th April 2011

Fact: Slipknot star Corey Taylor and former Sex Pistols star Steve Jones will join Duff Mckagan's band Loaded onstage at the upcoming Revolver Golden God Awards in Los Angeles. The supergroup will perform a rendition of Judas Priest's Electric Eye at the Club Nokia event on 20 April (11).

17th November 2010

Tweet: "By the way everyone - I recorded a filthy Christmas song. Heheheheheheh... You have been warned..." Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is getting festive ahead of the holiday season.

20th September 2010

Fact: Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has recorded a public service announcement for missing kids charity network Child Find of America.

30th December 2009

Fact: Slipknot bassist PAUL GRAY had an extra reason to celebrate this Christmas (09) - he is to become a first-time father with his wife, Brenna.

10th December 2009

Quote: "I cried the first time I met him. Although that was because I didn't meet him until I was 30, so when I got the chance, it was pretty emotional." Slipknot's Corey Taylor had a tearful meeting with his father, who left his mum before he was born.

30th July 2009

Quote: "Never trust a fart, never waste a beer and never fall asleep next to someone p***ing downhill." Slipknot's Corey Taylor dishes out his tips to surviving a music festival.

21st May 2009

Quote: "There was one kid in Australia who made us all sign his face which we went along with, but he showed up a couple of days later and he got them tattooed on. I tried to tell him that he'd cut his job opportunities in half but he didn't care... One guy in Grand Rapids, Michigan wanted us to sign his a**hole! Not the cheeks, but the inside of his a**." Slipknot's Corey Taylor gets some disturbing autograph requests from fans.

28th October 2008

Quote: "Kiss really have become the Disney of rock." Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is convinced the rockers are past their prime.

8th September 2008

Fact: Injured Slipknot star JOEY JORDISON attended the MTV Video Music with the aid of two canes. The drummer recently broke his ankle.

8th September 2008

Fact: Injured Slipknot star JOEY JORDISON attended the MTV Video Music with the aid of two canes. The drummer recently broke his ankle.

30th January 2007

Quote: "In England, they don't have mashed potatoes and gravy. How do you eat KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) without f**king mash and gravy? That's bulls**t." Slipknot frontman COREY TAYLOR isn't a fan of the English version of the US fast food chain.

18th December 2006

Quote: "I don't drink because I'm too confused and a little bit too honest." Slipknot star SHAWN 'CLOWN' CRAHAN.

5th August 2006

Quote: "Paris Hilton is one of the dumbest people I've ever seen. Everything about her screams 'empty,' and it's pathetic. But people are amazed by it." Slipknot rocker COREY TAYLOR.

3rd August 2006

Fact: Slipknot and Stone Sour star COREY TAYLOR has such a huge collection of comics and action figures he has been forced to move it into storage space.

27th July 2006

Fact: Slipknot stars COREY TAYLOR and JAMES ROOT have shot their new Stone Sour video for THROUGH GLASS in Frank Sinatra's former Chatsworth, California hilltop home. Poison star CC DeVILLE has a cameo in the promo.

7th June 2006

Fact: Masked metal act Slipknot are releasing a follow-up to their 2002 DVD DISASTERPIECES. The new film, due out later this year (06), will take a "personal" look behind the scenes rather than being a straight record of the band's live performances.

2nd May 2006

Fact: Rocker Al Jourgensen's new-look Ministry features KILLING JOKE star PAUL RAVEN and Slipknot drummer JOEY JORDISON.

10th November 2005

Quote: <p>"If I saw some little kid getting hurt by an adult and I shot him dead, I'd go to jail for that in a heartbeat. Or if you f**k with animals, I'd f**k you up and go to jail." Slipknot rocker CHRIS FEHN would be happy to go to prison to protect the innocent. </p>


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