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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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Slipknot is the first studio album by American metal band Slipknot. It was released on June 29, 1999 by Roadrunner Records, and later reissued in December 1999 with a slightly altered track listing and mastering, as a result of lawsuit. It was the first album by the band to be produced by Ross Robinson, who sought to refine Slipknot's sound rather than alter the group's musical direction.

The album spans many genres, but is generally noted for its extensive percussion and overall heavy sound. Slipknot was well received by fans and critics alike and was responsible for bringing Slipknot a large increase in popularity. The album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200, and has gone on to become certified double platinum in the United States, making it the band's best selling album.

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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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Slipknot performing in Buenos Aires in 2005.



  • 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.

Did you know...

  • ...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?

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