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Reading Confirmed!!!

Posted on February 12, 2008

CARLING WEEKEND CONFIRMED. Slipknot are confirmed to play the Carling Weekend, August Bank Holiday weekend (August 23-26). The band will play at both Reading (Sunday) & Leeds (Friday) sites. Other acts appearing over the weekend include: the Strokes, Pulp, Weezer, White Stripes, Guns N Roses, Incubus, Offspring, Prodigy, Jane's Addiction, Foo Fighters, Muse, Ash, Sum 41, A, Less Than Jake, NOFX, and Andrew WK, with further special guests to be announced. Tickets are priced £90 plus booking fee for the weekend, including camping and parking. Day tickets are priced £39 plus booking fee. For tickets call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. Calls are charged at national standard rate. We'll be bringing you more info as it comes in!

The 'My Plague' video has been added to Kerrang! TV (no 850) & MTV2 (censored version)! For KTV requests, call 09067 533433.

The time is now. We are pleased to share with you the brand new video for My Plague. All live footage seen in this video comes from the show which was recorded at the London Arena back on February 16th...meaning you can also consider this a sneak peek at some of the live footage you will be seeing on the upcoming Slipknot dvd. All other footage that is not of the band or crowd, is from the Resident Evil movie. And of course, the version of "My Plague" which you hear on the video, is also available on the Resident Evil soundtrack, which is in stores now. Enjoy, as this is a video purely for the fans. To view, click HERE.

1st April saw the release of "The Pledge Of Allegiance Tour" CD. During the months of September and October of 2001, some of the mightiest groups of the American rock scene joined forces for the first "Pledge Of Allegiance Tour" (Illinois, USA), which was just the first of a now annual event. The CD contains 3 Slipknot tracks - recorded live and unedited - "People=Shit", "The Heretic Anthem", and "New Abortion".

Well although the band have left the country, you won't have to wait that long to see Sid. Sid (#0) has been confirmed to play the drum & bass arena at Gatecrasher's Summer Soundsystem festival on June 22 at Turweston Park in Oxfordshire! Sid will be appearing solo as DJ Starscream. Other acts appearing are Groove Armada, the Chemical Brothers and Carl Cox. What does Sid have to say about it? "I'm going to conceal my identity. Maybe I'll just wear a gangster rag over my mouth 'cause the stuff I wear in the band is so uncomfortable. If I'm mixing I want to be able to hear what I'm doing and not worry about a vein popping out of my head because my mask is too tight!"

Exciting times in the world of Slipknot. Their video for "My Plague" is complete. Finished. And just this evening, the man behind The Production Gospel According To Dave went into the US office with a VHS tape. On that videotape is the first two songs from Slipknot's performance on February 16th at London Arena. The performance which will be the meat of their upcoming dvd. The songs - "People=Shit" and "Liberate". As told earlier, twenty-seven cameras were used recording this performance. The company putting the dvd together are saying they have "never seen footage like this..." More to come... For an interview with Corey Taylor prior to the London video shoot, click HERE.

Make sure you check out our photo collection from the recent Kill The Industry Arena tour around the UK! You can find them in the Slipknot gallery.

You have been asking, and yes tis true - a new Slipknot website is on the way. This new site will feature a section called Concepts. What will fill that section? YOUR's and Slipknot's artwork, words, whatever...That being said, Slipknot needs YOUR Slipknot art, "crazy shit", as Clown describes. What else? As Clown tells, "(let's) take the most intense shit and put it up on our page". The Slipknot Concepts page is going to be all about YOU, your submissions may end up on the new Slipknot site. Send your art to us at rrguest@roadrunnerrecords.co.uk! The new site is currently being worked on by Craig.

Slipknot's Corey Taylor writes a monthly column for Rock Sound. In his most recent writing, he speaks about inspiration - "What inspires us, what we do to inspire others." Before going further, we are asking for your inspiration, in the form of Slipknot art, poetry, whatever. Slipknot wants your inspirations on their upcoming website, as there is going to be a section titled CONCEPTS, which will be all about the fans - your art. So, need some help with inspiration for your creations? Take a tip from Corey. From the pen of Corey Taylor, the following comes from Rock Sound (note - for more of Corey's writings, check out www.Rock-Sound.net): "Hey. it's me. Gonna talk about inspiration today. What inspires us, what we do to inspire other. Geniuses and fools alike look to a book of fiction called the Bible for inspiration. Others see a young man help an old lady cross the street and they donate half their inheritance to the fucking Salvation Army. The thing about it is, it's so involuntary. You can't decide what gives you the courage to run through a mall naked, screamin, "Leather and cotton are corrupt!". You don't pick your inspiration. It picks you. A lotta people ask me where I get the ideas for my columns. I try to be polite and helpful, especially for budding writers, so after my three personal bodyguards pick them up off the ground, release them from whatever death grip they learned from tours in 'Nam, frisk them, perform fuls BCSs (body cavity searches) and run their prints for prior convictions ... I spend a lot of time basically talking them out of lawsuits. I also let them in on this, my secret creative engine. I will now, for the first time, unleash on an unsuspecting public, the recipe behind my awesome intellectual prowess, my wellspring of eternal inspiration. I take a shit! Seriously. Almost 90% of my lyrics, columns, poems, screenplays and whatnot started out as an inkling on the shitter. I have more notebooks and pens in my bathroom than toilet paper, which lets you know what I do with the stuff I don't want to keep (talk about being your own worst critic.) But, by the first grunt, I'm not reaching for the newspaper. Usually, I've got an idea. Sometimes it isn't more than a few lines. Other times I stay in their so long I have to jump in the shower because last night's dinner just dried up my ass. Am I impressing you yet ? Anyway, i don't know what it is. Maybe it has to do with flushing the toxins from your body. Maybe it's about releasing what's in your soul, as wellas your intestines. Maybe I'm becoming a pretentious fucking sod in my old age, and I'm trying to romanticise the fact that almost everything I wrote on our first album started on a porn store toilet. But, the point is - who gives a flying fuck ? Whatever way works for you, work it, right ? I mean, I'm not constantly shitting, for fuck's sake. I can obviously to this without including fibre in my diet! "Christ, my deadline's tomorrow! Honey, where's the Ex-Lax? I've got writer's block!" Please. I think I've got it. It's that moment in the day when we're totally alone. And I mean TOTALLY ALONE. C'mon, if you've got people hanging out in your john for coffee and gossip, you've got some really filthy, nasty habits. Where was I? Oh... shitting. But how inspiring is this ? Picture it: the house is quiet, you just woke up.Just you and your bowels. You look around for your paper or notebook, romance novel, whatever you're gonna get into for the next ten minutes. Maybe you grab your coffee, or cigarette. You get comfy and get down to business. And then it hits you@ this might be the only time you really have to yourself today. When you walk out that door, not only are you leaving a rancid reminder, but also a tranquility that's hard to muster anywhere else. Life is gonna wrap its arms around you until you go to bed that night. School. Work. Kids. Friends. Dates. EVERYTHING. Not a moments' peace, except for right now. And then it happens... PLOP! "Aaaaahhhh...." Okay, that was out of bounds. I admit it. Tell you what : if you pretend you didn't read it, I'll pretend I didn't write it. Deal ? I know people who have lived their lives without that four syllable word, and I got to tell you, they are some of the most morose walking corpses I've ever met. Sometimes when we go out for coffee, I have to reach over and check them for a pulse. Maybe that's why I'm going on at length about it. "
 

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