New Year, No Slipknot?
The revelation came in an interview with American chart authority Billboard. ‘Knot frontman Corey Taylor admits there is tension within the band and they will cease to be after they release their fourth album – the follow up to their 2001 UK number one album ‘Iowa’ – which the band are due to start recording in March with producer Rick Rubin.
“If you want me to lie to you, I’ll tell you every fucking thing is absolutely hunky dory. But if you know anything about me, I hate lies, and I don’t like getting into the habit,” said Taylor. “I believe we can do one more album and go out on a high note. But as far as hanging out after we have lost our relevance? Never. I got one fucking word for you – Gwar!”
With news of a possible split in mind, industry insiders have tipped Slipknot to be main support on Iron Miaden’s much speculated Donington show which rumoured to take place at the spiritual home of heavy metal at the end of May.
Taylor and and ‘Knot guitarist Jim Root’s ‘other’ band, Stone Sour, will hit the UK next month for a full UK tour. Dates are as follows:
19 Glasgow, Barrowlands
20 Newcastle, University
21 Birmingham, Academy
22 Manchester, Academy
24 Nottingham, Rock City
25 Bristol, Academy
26 London, Astoria
Meanwhile their Slipknot band mate, sticksman Joey Jordison, is already working on the second album by his ‘other’ band the Murderdolls.