Roadrunner Records has issued that the SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson was interviewed by Total Guitar backstage at the 2013 Download Festival; in the video above, he talks about his custom signature series Ibanez guitar, and reveals why Slipknot‘s dressing room is always littered with torn condoms post-show. Watch now!
Congratulations are in order for SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson and his girlfriend Stacy Riley, who got married yesterday (Friday, October 5).
SLIPKNOT wrapped up their headlining stint on this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in early August and headlined its own festival, Knotfest, later that same month in Pacific Junction, Iowa and in Somerset, Wisconsin.
SLIPKNOT‘s greatest-hits package, “Antennas To Hell”, sold more than 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart. The set consists of 19 songs from the band’s four major label studio albums, as well as live performances of “The Heretic Anthem” and “Purity”, plus a remix of “My Plague”. A 17-track bonus disc, “(sic)nesses: Live At The Download Festival 2009″, is also included in the package.
The collection is the first release from SLIPKNOT since the passing of bassist Paul Gray in 2010.
SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor recently confirmed that the group has been “putting together demos” for its fifth major label album, which it expects to begin recording within the next couple of years.
ROADRUNNER has issued the following:
Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer and Slipknot axemen Jim Root and Mick Thomson were singled out on ArtistDirect.com’s list of “Six String Titans of the 21st Century.”
The site’s editors praised Munky for his work on Korn‘s latest album, The Path of Totality, saying, “Munky finds a way to make his classically distorted, dystopian riffs work seamlessly alongside a dubstep symphony. It shows true talent, as Korn reinvent themselves and rock music yet again.”
Regarding Slipknot‘s guitar team, they had this to say: “Slipknot are one of the most inventive metal bands ever. Specifically, they have redefined the role of percussion in heavy music, with a cavalcade of drummers and percussionists on stage. That said, their riffs and guitar licks perfectly compliment and lead the vitriolic parade. Jim Root and Mick Thomson serve as the perfect conductors.”