Monday, May 24, 2010

Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Found Dead This Morning

According to Des Moines Register , Slipknot bassist Paul Gray (aka #2 and The Clown) was found dead this morning in a hotel room. No foul play was suspected and it seems as though he passed as result of a drug overdose.
This is the third metal musician to die just in the past almost 2 months. There have been reports that Gray had been struggling for years with drugs and alcohol. The rock'n'roll lifestyle is hard, people. Party it up, but let's be responsible!
I know, I know. A lot of people think that Slipknot are a cheesy, over the top glorified nu-metal band (yes, I have heard those exact words used by others.) However, many agree that Slipknot brought heavy, fast-driven modern metal to the masses. They catch attention with their theatrical stage shows and pretty ridiculous costumes. Maybe it IS a bit ridiculous, but it's effective! Can we say, Kiss? I've spent my fair share of money on Slipknot CDs, shows, and memorabillia in my day, and I am pleased with my investments. I remember meeting Paul when I was 18, following a show. He, Mick, and Jim were VERY friendly, funny, and I enjoyed hanging out with them (much more than some OTHER members of the band, which will remain nameless.)

Check out this video of a life performance by Slipknot, doing their song Eyeless off of their self-titled album. REST IN PEACE, PAUL GRAY!

6 comments:

  1. ahhh, another band from whom i remember picking up their demo tape in little 5 and waiting for their album to come out, which i purchased the day of release. I miss those days.

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  2. I've always loved Slipknot!
    RIP Paul!

    -Nat

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  3. kate i forgot to mention nice choice on song and vid, this used to be my jam " insane am i the only mother fuck with a brain!?" ha
    -Nat

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  4. Thanks, Nat! They played "Tattered and Torn" on the radio the other day, I forgot how much I loved that one, too!

    -Kate

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  5. really? sweet! what radio station you be listening to tho girl, cause i've never had the pleasure of hearing slipknot on the radio

    -nat

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  6. They played WAIT AND BLEED on constant rotation back in the day on 99x if i remember correctly.

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