Slipknot have released a video for “XIX,” the leadoff track from 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter. The song was written as a eulogy for bassist Paul Gray, who died in May 2010 from an accidental painkiller overdose.
Slipknot have premiered the music video for their new single, “Killpop.” The clip, which was directed by the band’s own Shawn “Clown” Crahan, arrives as the band prepares to embark on their massive summer headline tour, also known as the “Summer’s Last Stand” tour.
Yesterday, Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was stabbed in the head during a knife fight with his brother. Thomson, 41, and his younger brother, Andrew, 35, were taken to a hospital in separate ambulances after the incident, which took place in the front garden of the guitarist's home in Clive, Iowa.
Despite a few nasty rumors to the contrary, the guitar is alive and well in 2014. It survived the rise of the keyboard in the Eighties and the overwhelming bass-barrage of electronic dance music of the early 21st century and, as evidenced by the 50 selections below, shows no signs of waning in relevancy.