Friday, March 11, 2011

Slipknot returns

Paul Gray 1972-2010
Still mourning the sudden loss of bassist Paul Gray, Slipknot has announced they will be playing festivals all over Europe this summer. Sonisphere is the big list of festivals coming up for the band. Many have wondered who would join slipknot and fill the bassist slot. On March 10, 2011 slipknot made their announcement. Donnie Steel has been asked to fill the empty slot in the band. Donnie was an original guitar player when the band started, but opted out of the band. In the past few years, Donnie and Paul had reconnected, and had begun rebuilding friendship.
Slipknot states: "Donnie was in the band at the very beginning, and rather than get an outsider, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to Paul to play with someone from within the family. Donnie was great friends with Paul and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate his memory than with someone who was there with us at the very beginning. The eight of us are looking forward to being onstage again and honoring Paul’s legacy with our families in Europe and Brazil this summer."

Seeing Slipknot live is an experience not to miss. I have been fortunate enough to have seen Slipknot perform  on 4 different occasions. The music is very energetic, and the band knows how to grab the audience's attention. They are a band that have not disappointed in any concert setting. Indoors, outdoors, headline show, or at headlining at a festival. They pack everything they can into their alloted time slot. 

This is a short video Jenny took while I was in the pit at a Slipknot concert. Slipknot was performing at the Hollywood Palladium on 10/29/2009. 

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******* Update *******

Just recently, "Clown" from Slipknot, has announced that Slipknot would be touring the US by Mid Summer of 2012... Last I heard their would be an album released in 2012 from the band, so I can only wonder if this would be a tour to follow the album?? Maybe a headlining slot on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival? We'll have to wait and see. Mayhem usually announces their lineup in January, so the wait wont be too long :-)

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