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Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Slipknot's origins date back to 1992, and the band officially formed in November 1995. The group experienced several line-up changes, but has kept the same nine members since 1999: Sid Wilson, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson and Corey Taylor.

The band released their debut studio album, Slipknot, in 1999. They returned in 2001 with Iowa, which was named after their home state. Slipknot's third studio album was entitled Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). It debuted at the second position on the Billboard 200 chart. The band released a fourth album studio album, All Hope Is Gone on August 26, 2008.

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Iowa is Slipknot's second studio album. It was released on August 28, 2001 by Roadrunner Records. It was the last album by the band to be produced by Ross Robinson. The album's title is derived from the band's home state of Iowa.

There was much anticipation for the band's second album following the success of their 1999 self-titled debut, resulting in Iowa premiering in top ten album sales in nine countries. Positively received by both fans and critics alike, the album included many of the band's hits including "Left Behind" and "My Plague", which were both nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Critic John Molvey hailed the album as the "absolute triumph of nu metal."[1] While more technical than their debut, Iowa is also considered to be the band's heaviest album. The album has been certified platinum in Canada and the United States.

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Nathan Jonas "Joey" Jordison (born April 26, 1975) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is a co-founder and the primary drummer for the Grammy Award winning band Slipknot and the guitarist for the horror punk band Murderdolls.

While growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, Jordison quickly developed an interest in music; learning to play the guitar and drums. Jordison joined multiple bands throughout his high school years, which lead to him being invited to join The Pale Ones, at age 20. Jordison immediately embraced the idea and quickly became involved in all aspects of the band, which evolved into Slipknot. Jordison's dedication to music has led to performances and work with many other bands over his career, including Metallica, Korn, Ministry, Satyricon, OTEP, Marilyn Manson, and 3 Inches of Blood.

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  • March 10: Donnie Steele is announced to fill in as the touring Bass player in 2011 upon the death of Paul Gray.
  • May 24: Paul Gray found dead in Iowa.
  • January 11: Snuff music video is featured on iTunes.
  • December 18: Slipknot releases the new "Snuff" Video.
  • December 8: Corey Taylor's Birthday
  • September 24: Shawn Crahan's Birthday
  • July 18: The music video for "Psychosocial" is premièred on MTV
  • July 12: Slipknot announces plans for the band's "Tattered and Torn" clothing line
  • July 9: Sid Wilson breaks both of his heels during the opening day of Mayhem Festival, to perform remainder of tour in a wheelchair
  • June 15: New single, "All Hope Is Gone", is released
  • June 15: All Hope Is Gone is set for August 26 release
  • February 24: Chris Fehn's Birthday.
  • February 11: Craig "133" Jones' Birthday.
  • February 2, 2008: Slipknot is named 6th best live band, all-time, by Parader Magazine.

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  • ...Slipknot's logo, the nonagram, is a nine sided star, and that each point represents a member of the band?
  • ...Slipknot went under the name of Meld under their first live performance?
  • ...Iowa was rated 3rd in the UK magazine Kerrang!'s "The 50 Best Albums of the 21st Century" reader poll?
  • ...Slipknot has released four studio albums and one live album, the most recent being All Hope Is Gone in August 2008?

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