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Two headliners were recently unveiled to close out the Saturday and Sunday night dates of the three-day 2013 Download Festival. The legendary Iron Maiden will finish up the Saturday show (June 15) and German metal phenomenon Rammstein will be headlining the Sunday lineup (June 16). After a bit of a wait, Slipknot have now been confirmed as the headlining act for Friday, June 14.
This will be the second time the band has headlined a Download Festival date, making their presence felt in 2009.
Download 2013 presale tickets are currently available for Download subscribers, with general ticket sales beginning today(Sept. 28) at 9am London time.
Recently news broke that Iowa physician Daniel Baldi was charged with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, with one of those counts related to the 2010 death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. Baldi has been accused of prescribing harmfully excessive amounts of pain medication to his patients. In reaction to the news, Slipknot have released an official statement about the new development.
Paul Gray was found dead on May 24, 2010 and the bassist’s autopsy results showed that Gray had died from an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl, along with evidence of “significant heart disease.” More than two years later, Baldi is now connected with the musician’s death.
Now, Slipknot have now unveiled a statement from the entire band:
„As the loss of our brother Paul Gray is still very fresh for us in the Slipknot family, this new development has us all in a state of anger and sadness. The fact that this person took advantage of our brother’s illness while he was in a position to help others has outraged everyone in our family. We can only hope that justice will be served so this can NEVER happen to anyone else ever again! Our thoughts go out to the families of the other victims. We plan to cooperate as much as we possibly can to ensure this tragedy is never repeated, and to make sure this man pays for what he has done.“
Daniel Baldi has entered a not guilty plea to the charges and has been released after posting $16,000 bail.
Slipknot’ co-founder/conceptualist/percussionist Shawn M. Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) spoke to DesMoinesRegister.com about the involuntary manslaughter charges brought against a Des Moines, Iowa, doctor yesterday in connection with the death of the band’s bassist, Paul Gray. Physician Daniel Baldi is accused of prescribing large amounts of narcotic painkillers to patients who later died of overdoses, including Gray.
Asked about the charges against Baldi, Crahan said, “None of it is going to bring back our brother Paul.”
He added: “This epidemic of this sort of activity is becoming more and more … evident. It truly is becoming a problem amongst people. And it trickles all the way down to the youth. And awareness needs to be brought about.”
Crahan made it clear that he was referring to “not only substance abuse but the ability to acquire substances, to get chemicals and the efficiency of it.”
“Hopefully justice will be served,” he said.
Paul was found dead in a hotel room in May 2010 in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, leaving behind his wife Brenna and daughter October. He was 38 years old.
Two years after the tragic passing of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, a major development related to his death has surfaced in the case of a Des Moines, Iowa, doctor charged yesterday (Sept. 5) for involuntary manslaughter. Physician Daniel Baldi was busted for over-prescribing narcotic painkillers to his patients, with one of the eight victims being revealed as Paul Gray.
According to the Des Moines Register, the charging documents claim Baldi “did unintentionally cause the death of Paul Gray by the commission of an act likely to cause death or serious injury, to-wit, continually wrote high-dose prescription narcotics to a known drug addict from 12/27/2005 until his death.”
In basic terms, Baldi is being accused of playing a role in the death of Paul Gray. This is a stunning development in the case of the beloved musician, whose death was ruled an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl. The autopsy also showed that Gray had significant heart disease.
Gray was found dead at the age of 38 in a hotel in Urbandale, Iowa, on May 24, 2010.
Slipknot has presented a new digital App. Available for fans across the Mac iOS and Android platforms, ‘Slipknot: Wear the Mask’ is a fun way for fans to get even closer to the Slipknot experience. There’s a social networking aspect, gameplay, and photography all available within the applications.
Slipknot’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan says, “Welcome to what we are. Welcome to what you are, and what we together have always been. Slipknot is not a band. We are a culture and you are our blood. We play for blood. Enjoy your new face. It has always been there with you. Strap it on and let’s infect the entire world together as one. It’s time to Wear the Mask.”
Those interested can download the ‘Slipknot: Wear the Mask’ app here.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor passed out at the end of the last song of the band’s set on Tuesday, July 10 at the Dallas, Texas stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.
Soon after the incident he tweeted: “I’m fine — just overheated in Dallas last night. Ready and waiting for Houston! Thank you to everyone for your concerns!”
The band has play the show in Houston on July 11th.
Slipknot have finally confirmed that they’ll be releasing their best-of collection ‘Antennas to Hell’ on July 24. The band also revealed the artwork and track listing for the new disc. The two-disc version of ‘Antennas to Hell’ has a lot of extras, including a bonus live CD of the band’s 2009 performance at the Download Festival in the U.K. in front of 80,000 fans.
As if that wasn’t enough, Slipknot will also be releasing their first mobile application, aptly titled ‘Wear the Mask,’ this summer, on the same day as ‘Antennas to Hell.’
‘Antennas To Hell’ Track Listing:
3. Wait And Bleed
4. Spit It Out
6. People = S–t
8. Left Behind
9. My Plague (New Abuse Mix)
10. The Heretic Anthem (live)
11. Purity (live)
12. Pulse Of The Maggots
14. Before I Forget
18. Dead Memories
Bonus CD: (sic)nesses: Live At The Download Festival, 2009
3. Wait And Bleed
4. Get This
5. Before I Forget
7. The Blister Exists
8. Dead Memories
9. Left Behind
12. Everything Ends
15. People = S–t
17. Spit It Out
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has revealed information about the upcoming release on Twitter. He also tweeted that the band is working on new demos.
In his Tweet, Taylor is saying it will be a greatest-hits package, but left another item, dubbed ‘HoGaB’ a mystery: “11 days till the meaning of HoGaB is revealed. And I believe 7.17.12 is when the Slipknot greatest hits album drops.”
That date of the greatest-hits release would coincide nicely with the Rockstar Mayhem Festival that Slipknot will be headlining. The tour also includes Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax and several other bands.
No details on the greatest-hits package have been released yet, but the teaser video below alludes to the fact that remixes will be included. That could mean a double disc set of greatest hits and remixes, a single disc of hits with a few remixes, or something completely different.
Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan will be premiering his new photo book ‘Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey’ at the South By Southwest Music Festival next week in Austin, Texas. ‘Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey’ is a collection of Crahan’s photography, and more specifically his experimental works exploring darkness and light.
The hand-picked collection of polaroids were taken over the past year and show off Crahan’s unique perspective on things that has been best described as “weird, wired, paranoid, endlessly imaginative and cancerously prolific.”
The forward for the book was written by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, and here is an excerpt of it:
“Throw yourself into Clown’s world, throw yourself into Clown’s book, throw yourself into Clown’s images, throw yourself into the whole f***ing thing. Let go of the bungee cord, do away with the safety net. Just go for it, and let the journey take you wherever the journey’s going to take you. And as you’re going on that trip through this book, occasionally imagine Clown next to you. Imagine hearing his voice in your head talking about what these images and experiences have meant to him and where he was going with it. And you will end up on one f*** of a ride, that I can guarantee you will be unique, spellbinding, and potentially life-altering. This book is everything that art should be.”