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Famous as :

Nu metal band

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Birth Place :

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Iowa" (2001)


Slipknot is a heavy-metal band consisting of nine members, all of whom are male, who became popular because of its extreme music and dramatic stage performances. This group was first formed in the late 1995 in the unlikely locale of Des Moines, IA. It had 3 percussionists, 2 guitarists, 1 bassist, a DJ, a sampler and a lead singer. Aside from their real names, members of the band are also referred to by numbers 0 through 8 and each of them also wears a mask, which they said is part of their personality, like an extension of their body. To explain that, all the group members believe that wearing the masks shows more of what they are like inside and what the music does to them inside.

To be number 0 in the band is Sid Wilson who runs the turntables. He is in charge of the background noises and stuff. His mask is awesome, it is a skull with long hair. Next number 1 is Joey Jordison who is the drummer. He was born on April 26, 1975, and was the one who created the Slipknot "S" logo and thought of referring to their fans as "maggots." His mask is a white mask with goth make-up. Number 2 is Paul Gray who plays the bass guitar. He is a co-founder of Slipknot and is half black. Number 3 is Chris Fehn, who is the band's custom percussionist. He was born on February 24, 1974, and is considered to be the comedian of the group. Guitarist Jim Root is the number 4. He was born on October 2, 1971, and used to be a very shy guy until he became a part of Slipknot. His mask looks like Mike Myers' from "Halloween" but with scars vertically.

Latest News

Slipknot's Guitarist Mick Thomson Is 'Okay' After Being Stabbed in the Head by His Brother

March 12, 2015 02:31:52 GMT

's guitarist Mick Thomson suffered a stab wound in the back of his head after intoxicated fight with his brother Andrew. Both Mick and Andrew were rushed to a Des Moined hospital on Wednesday morning, March 11.

Artist of the Week: Slipknot

November 03, 2014 07:21:49 GMT

Four years after the death of bandmate Paul Gray, returned to Billboard 200's No. 1 with a tribute album to the bassist. Opening with 132,000 copies, the LP titled "" marks the band's second effort to have topped the chart.

Slipknot's New Album Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200

October 30, 2014 01:48:22 GMT

's "" has made its way out to No. 1 on Billboard 200. Selling 132,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan, it marks the band's second album to have topped the chart. Their previous effort, 2008's "", also hit No. 1 with 240,000 sold in its first week.

Joey Jordison: 'Slipknot Will Go On'

May 01, 2011 22:02:00 GMT

Corey Taylor has expressed concerns about carrying on with the group following bassist Paul Gray's 2010 death, but drummer Joey Jordison insists will record and tour again.

Donnie Steele to Replace Paul Gray in Slipknot

March 12, 2011 02:58:11 GMT

Rockers have brought in original founding member Donnie Steele to replace late bandmate Paul Gray. The rockers are set to return to the stage in 2011's summer for their first performances since Gray suffered a fatal drug overdose last May 2010.

Slipknot Want Paul Gray's Items Returned to Grave

November 09, 2010 08:42:37 GMT

The members of are asking fans who stole family gifts from the grave of late bass player Paul Gray to return the items. In a message on the band's MySpace.com page, the band reveals special keepsake items have been swiped.

Slipknot Thank Fans for Support After Bassist's Death

September 23, 2010 03:41:57 GMT

have thanked fans for their support as they continue to mourn tragic bass player Paul Gray. The musician was found dead at a hotel room in Des Moines, Iowa in May after an accidental overdose.

Corey Taylor Paid a Slipknot Fan to Leave Stone Sour's Gig

September 03, 2010 03:24:26 GMT

Rocker Corey Taylor paid an audience member to walk out of a gig by - because the man kept demanding to hear songs. The singer formed Stone Sour in 1992 but it was put on hiatus five years later when he and guitarist Jim Root left to join Slipknot.

Slipknot's Corey Taylor Has a Book Coming Out

August 25, 2010 03:50:45 GMT

star Corey Taylor is hoping to forge a new career as a novelist - the rocker has written his first book. Taylor reveals his novel is a humorous and "dark" tale based on the Seven Deadly Sins, which is due for release early next year.

Slipknot Need 'Probably Two Years' to Regroup Following Paul Gray's Death

June 29, 2010 08:58:50 GMT

have yet to decide whether or not to continue as a band following the death of bandmate Paul Gray because recording and performing again without the bassist is almost unthinkable. The heavy rocker, 38, was found dead in a suburban Des Moines, Iowa hotel on May 24. Toxicology and final autopsy reports have revealed Gray died from an accidental overdose.

Paul Gray of Slipknot Died of Morphine Overdose

June 22, 2010 08:29:16 GMT

star Paul Gray died from an accidental overdose of morphine, according to newly-released toxicology and final autopsy reports. The rocker, 38, was found dead in a suburban Des Moines, Iowa hotel on May 24.

Video: Paul Gray's Tribute by His Slipknot 'Brothers'

June 02, 2010 04:54:47 GMT

Tragic bassist Paul Gray has returned from beyond the grave to feature in a haunting video tribute compiled by his bandmates. The heavy rocker was found dead in a suburban Des Moines, Iowa hotel room last month and his passing is currently being investigated by police.

Paul Gray's Side Project Hail! Continue With Their Tour Plan

May 27, 2010 07:08:28 GMT

star Paul Gray's supergroup side project Hail! are to continue with plans to tour Europe in June following the bass player's death on Monday, May 24. The rocker was preparing for the three-week tour, which begins at the weekend, May 30, when he was found dead in an Iowa hotel room.

'Hypodermic Needle' Found in Paul Gray's Hotel Room

May 27, 2010 07:04:05 GMT

Tragic star Paul Gray's death has been linked to drugs - the hotel employee who discovered the rocker's body found a hypodermic needle in the room. Gray was found dead in a suburban Des Moines, Iowa hotel room on Monday, May 24.

Autopsy on Paul Gray's Body Is Done, Cause of Death Still Unclear

May 26, 2010 03:16:50 GMT

An autopsy of 's bassist Paul Gray, who was found dead in an Iowa hotel room early Monday morning, May 24, has revealed no cause of death, Urbandale, Iowa police told Des Moines Register on Tuesday, May 25. The cause of death is still under investigation and the Polk County Medical Examiner is awaiting the results of toxicology testing.

Foul Play Not Involved in the Death of Slipknot's Bassist Paul Gray

May 25, 2010 02:22:48 GMT

is losing one of their members. Paul Gray who played bass guitar for the band was found dead in an Iowa hotel room early Monday morning, May 24, a spokesperson for Slipknot's label, Roadrunner Records, has confirmed to MTV News. The Urbandale Police department told TMZ that his body was found by an employee at the hotel.

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