Loudwire has posted a video of various Rock celebrities, including Zakk Wylde as well as members of the bands Halestorm and Killswitch Engage, reacting to Slipknot's new masks. They also vote for their favorites!
Last Sunday, an announcement was made by Clown that his youngest daughter had passed away the day before. He posted:
It is with a broken heart, and from a place of the deepest pain, that I have to inform all of you that my youngest daughter, Gabrielle, passed away yesterday - Saturday May 18th, 2019. She was 22 years old. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward. Thank you.
Clown posted the following update a few days later:
Firstly: Chantel, Alexandria, Gage, Simon and I would like to thank everyone for the endless amount of love, prayers, thoughts, and kindness we have been receiving. While it is not possible for me to read and respond to each individual message & comment right now, I want you to know that we can feel the energy shared and we are so grateful. You have all proven that there is empathy, positivity, & strength in this community that we call humanity here on Earth.
Second: There will be a funeral for my daughter Gabrielle on Sunday May 26th. Flowers may be sent to the Scottish Rite Consistory in Des Moines. Cards & condolences may be directed to Iles Funeral Home in Des Moines.
Thank you endlessly,
Shawn and family
Deepest condolences to Gabrielle's family and friends. May she be in peace ❤️
Her obituary can be found here.
Slipknot performed the song 'All Out Life' as well as their latest single 'Unsainted' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on May 17th. The videos have been embedded below. 'Unsainted' was released just the day before and quickly went to #1 at Trending on YouTube with millions of views (also embedded below). Long Live the 'Knot!
And here's the 'Unsainted' music video:
(This interview was originally posted to Total Guitar on January 5, 2015, 12:00 GMT)
Our in-depth interview with Mick Thomson and Jim Root
by Stephen Daultrey (Total Guitar)
Was there ever a time when you questioned if there would be a new Slipknot album?
Mick: “When you part ways with a drummer, you don’t know anything for a while. My desire was always there, but there’s a lot of people in the band and a lot of different shit that goes on in everyone’s lives.
"But when we got back together it was like we’d never been apart. The love was still there. It’s like hitting pause on your life and resuming it and nothing’s changed.”
Jim: “It was always in the back of our minds to do another album. There were roadblocks, the main one being that we lost Paul. When we started touring soon after Paul passed away it was to see if we could carry on.
“We found out that we could, so the next step was to make a new record. But we had to wait for Stone Sour’s record cycle to finish first, and that kept getting prolonged to the point where I decided not to wait any more. We couldn’t keep putting the Slipknot guys off for another band.”