- 12:01 PM, Jan 20
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.
To continue, Craig Jones is the number 5. He used to be the band's guitarist but switched to samples and media stuff. He was born in 1972 and his nickname is 133 MHz. Number 6 is Shawn Crahan, who is the band's another custom percussionist. He was born on September 24, 1969. He is the co-founder of Slipknot and was the one that originally thought of using masks to make them stand out. He is the oldest member of the group and he does some backup vocals too. Mick Thomson, the guitarist, is number 7. He was born on November 3, 1973, and his