Slipknot News

Corey Taylor Conference Session At SXSW

Corey Taylor - SlipknotCorey Taylor will speak to Artists and registrants at SXSW Artist Central on Friday, March 15 at 2:00pm.

Taylor will draw on his experiences as a band member, best-selling author, Grammy winner and Oxford University speaker. Plus, Taylor will share how he’s learned to embrace the chaos across the creative process, from songwriting to business decisions and beyond. Not to be missed!

What the Hell Was That?! Corey Taylor & The Art of Making Mistakes
Friday, March 15, 2:00-3:00pm
Artist Central in the Austin Convention Center, Ballroom E
Open to all Music and Platinum badges and Artist wristbands

Taylor will also appear at the South by Book Store to sign copies of “Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good” after his session. Friday, March 15, 3:15-3:35pm.

Jim Root and Josh Rand Fret12 Interview – Video Available

In this new segment of their 2 part interview, FRET12 is now taking you backstage with Josh Rand and Jim Root – the two guitarist team that drives heavy Iowa rockers Stone Sour!!

Jim Root and Josh Rand are undoubtedly one of the most talked about guitar teams in modern rock, and they will be taking you behind the scenes to show you their latest guitars, and secrets behind their tones from pedals to amplifiers.

Get ready to learn how Stone Sour puts on such a great live show, achieves such massive live guitar sound from night to night, the importance of lead-free solder in a Boss NS-2, and why Jim and Josh never pursued their career in television.

Jim will also be giving you a sneak peak at his brand new Fender Jazzmaster, featuring a blistering set of 81/60s from EMG and an awesome compound-radius fretboard which is a feature usually only reserved for custom shop builds.

Josh talks about his move from PRS back to Ibanez, the brand he started out with. He takes you through his guitar boat, with several stunning custom shop Ibanez models named after his daughters, a custom Japanese import, and a home-made riveted aluminum model! James Root - Slipknot

Stone Sour – “Do Me A Favor” Music Video Trailer

Watch the trailer for Stone Sour‘s upcoming music video “Do Me A Favor”.

Pre-order House of Gold & Bones Part 2 on iTunes here: and get an instant download of the new single “Do Me A Favor.”

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor sets the record straight about reports in blogs and other outlets that he gave Slipknot homework to do for their next album. Stone Sour