History Trivia / Slipknot

14th May '18 5:47:28 AM insomniaisforowls
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** Corey Taylor happens to be a big fan of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and even had pictures taken with him at the studio. He is also a fan of Series/QI, having appeared on the show.

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** Corey Taylor happens to be a big fan of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and even had pictures taken with him at the studio. He is also a fan of Series/QI, Series/{{QI}}, having appeared on the show.
14th May '18 5:47:01 AM insomniaisforowls
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** Corey Taylor happens to be a big fan of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and even had pictures taken with him at the studio.

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** Corey Taylor happens to be a big fan of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and even had pictures taken with him at the studio. He is also a fan of Series/QI, having appeared on the show.
8th May '18 8:00:18 AM thatgrumpypanda
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* KeepCirculatingtheTapes: Their demo album, ''Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.'', was limited to only 1,000 copies and is a sought-after rarity among fans. None of the band members even have a copy of the album anymore. Its legacy is kept alive by bootlegged CD's and MP3's.

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* KeepCirculatingtheTapes: KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Their demo album, ''Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.'', was limited to only 1,000 copies and is a sought-after rarity among fans. None of the band members even have a copy of the album anymore. Its legacy is kept alive by bootlegged CD's and MP3's.
8th May '18 7:59:35 AM thatgrumpypanda
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* KeepCirculatingtheTapes: Their demo album, ''Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.'', was limited to only 1,000 copies and is a sought-after rarity among fans. None of the band members even have a copy of the album anymore. Its legacy is kept alive by bootlegged CD's and MP3's.
20th Oct '17 4:14:50 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* CreativeDifferences: One of the reasons behind Jordisons departure.

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* CreativeDifferences: One of the reasons behind Jordisons departure. Jordison's departure, although the biggest reason was due to the fact Jordison developed a condition that is slowly making him unable to play the drums. It's believed Jordison's firing was less of the creative differences (adding as well to Paul Gray's death affect on him) and more on not wanting him to overly stress his body out.
17th Aug '17 4:18:13 PM Sakubara
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** Corey Taylor is a WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic [[https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1467922093274247.1073741849.127127037353766&type=3 fan]]. He even wears an "[[Film/StreetFighter OF COURSE!]]" shirt while performing in Chicago.

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** Corey Taylor is a WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic [[https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1467922093274247.1073741849.127127037353766&type=3 fan]]. He even wears an "[[Film/StreetFighter OF COURSE!]]" shirt while performing in Chicago. He even got to cameo in [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS10E16 an episode]].
1st Aug '17 10:58:34 AM kawaiineko333
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** Corey Taylor happens to be a big fan of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and even had pictures taken with him at the studio.
20th Jul '17 10:44:13 AM BeastC
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** Corey Taylor is a WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic [[https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1467922093274247.1073741849.127127037353766&type=3 fan]]. He even wears an "[[Film/StreetFighter OF COURSE!]]" shirt while performing in Chicago.
23rd May '17 3:50:08 PM UltimateLazer
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* CreatorBacklash: In the band's Google Autobiography, most of the members admit that they consider ''All Hope Is Gone'' to be their worst album, citing issues with their producer at the time, feeling that that were "playing it safe" with the sound, problems with getting all nine members together to record, and even Crahan saying he felt the [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking name of the album was pretty bad]]. Taylor also isn't fond of ''Vol. 3'' for similar reasons; the recording process was unpleasant due to inter-band tensions and Rick Rubin being "completely fucking useless," his attempts to expand his vocal range led to lots of results that he felt should have gone back to the drawing board, and his drinking problem at the time led to lots of bad (as far as he was concerned) vocal takes making onto the final product. Rubin also didn't spend a lot of time with the band, as he was juggling several projects at once; when he did appear, it usually was for less than an hour, and he would usually lay down, play a couple preproduction tracks, grunt out a few comments, and then leave. He and Cory also got into a heated argument over the chorus of "Before I Forget," which Ruben argued wasn't catchy enough but Cory refused to change in any way.

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In the band's Google Autobiography, most of the members admit that they consider ''All Hope Is Gone'' to be their worst album, citing issues with their producer at the time, feeling that that were "playing it safe" with the sound, problems with getting all nine members together to record, and even Crahan saying he felt the [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking name of the album was pretty bad]]. bad because it [[HarsherInHindsight foreshadowed Paul Gray's suicide]]. Nowadays, the only song to remain on setlists is its signature "Psychosocial", with the rest being dropped.
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Taylor also isn't fond of ''Vol. 3'' for similar reasons; the recording process was unpleasant due to inter-band tensions and Rick Rubin being "completely fucking useless," his attempts to expand his vocal range led to lots of results that he felt should have gone back to the drawing board, and his drinking problem at the time led to lots of bad (as far as he was concerned) vocal takes making onto the final product. Rubin also didn't spend a lot of time with the band, as he was juggling several projects at once; when he did appear, it usually was for less than an hour, and he would usually lay down, play a couple preproduction tracks, grunt out a few comments, and then leave. He and Cory Corey also got into a heated argument over the chorus of "Before I Forget," which Ruben argued wasn't catchy enough but Cory Corey refused to change in any way.
21st Mar '17 4:32:22 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* Corey Taylor was found, by VVN Music, to possess the second-widest vocal range of any known singer in popular music with a range of 5 and a half octaves. He was beaten only by Music/MikePatton (6 octaves).



* AuthorExistenceFailure: In 2010, Paul Gray, #2 and bassist, died. He was one the creative brains behind the band, and in the wake of his death, the members of Slipknot questioned whether there would ever be a new album. Fortunately (for their fans, that is), in 2014, six years after their last album, Slipknot released .5: The Gray Chapter. Several songs on this album are about Paul Gray.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: In 2010, Paul Gray, #2 and bassist, died. He was one the creative brains behind the band, and in the wake of his death, the members of Slipknot questioned whether there would ever be a new album. Fortunately (for their fans, that is), in 2014, six years after their last album, Slipknot released .released ''.5: The Gray Chapter.Chapter''. Several songs on this album are about Paul Gray.



* OneOfUs: ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' served as the basis for the lyrics of ''Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.'' Sid Wilson is a ''huge'' fan of the Transformers(his DJ name is actually DJ Starscream), and has several Transformers tattoos(including the Autobot and Decepticon insignias on the backs of his hands). Thomson loves video games, and Taylor is a ''huge'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' fan, and was then hired to voice the screams of the Series 9 monster The Fisher King, which included getting to go to Cardiff and tour the set during filming.

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* OneOfUs: ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' served as the basis for the lyrics of ''Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.'' Sid Wilson is a ''huge'' fan of the Transformers(his Transformers (his DJ name is actually DJ Starscream), and has several Transformers tattoos(including tattoos (including the Autobot and Decepticon insignias on the backs of his hands). Thomson loves video games, and Taylor is a ''huge'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' fan, and was then hired to voice the screams of the Series 9 monster The Fisher King, which included getting to go to Cardiff and tour the set during filming.
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