History Trivia / Slipknot

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.
7th Feb '17 7:41:25 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* BigNameFan: Thomson (along with Gray and Jordison) is the main death metal fan in the band, and the former is known to have an Music/{{Immolation}} tattoo and has also expressed gratitude to the members of various bands for their influence on him (a good example being the time that he told Chris Pervelis of Internal Bleeding that there would not have been a Slipknot without Internal Bleeding), and touring death metal acts hitting Des Moines have a good shot at bumping into him.
19th Jan '17 9:44:30 PM NWolfman
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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.

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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.
9th Oct '16 8:34:44 AM HasturHasturHastur
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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. Ruben also didn't spend a lot of time with the band, as he was juggling several projects at once.

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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. Ruben Rubin also didn't spend a lot of time with the band, as he was juggling several projects at once.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.
7th Sep '16 5:59:01 PM Greedyselfish97
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** The "Take that, motherfucker!" part is a sample from the song "What They Hittin' Foe" by Ice Cube.
7th Aug '16 1:30:10 PM NWolfman
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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.

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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 "completely fucking useless, 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.product. Ruben also didn't spend a lot of time with the band, as he was juggling several projects at once.
29th Apr '16 2:48:31 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Corey has appeared on several other metal bands' tracks. You can hear his distinct voice on {{Soulfly}}'s "Jumpdafuckup", Biohazard's "Domination", {{Apocalyptica}}'s "I'm Not Jesus", Damageplan's "Fuck You", and on SteelPanther's "Death to All but Metal", "Asian Hooker", and "Eyes of a Panther".
** Meanwhile, Thomson can be heard delivering a guest lead on Malevolent Creation's "Deliver My Enemy". This was primarily as a favor to [[Music/{{Suffocation}} Dave Culross]], who was in Malevolent Creation at the time and is known for being very good friends with Thomson.
12th Feb '16 1:28:04 PM Berrenta
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* TheMerch: In perhaps one of the more ill-thought moves of their career, the band launched their own clothing line in 2008, titled ''Tattered and Torn'' after the song ([[UnfortunateNames a rather unfortunate name to be sure]]). Taking many cues from the ''Affliction'' brand, T&T doesn't explicitly specialize in ''Slipknot'' merch, but [[http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=101703 many designs]]. These are sold at [=HotTopic=].
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