Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Slipknot members face 'constant battle'

Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson says keeping the band together is a ''constant battle,'' and he doesn't know if they will continue after their forthcoming European tour.
Great deals on musical instruments

Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson says keeping the band together is a "constant battle".

The 'Surfacing' heavy metal group are set to embark on a European tour this summer - their first since losing bass player Paul Grey, who died of a drugs overdose last year - and while some members of the group have been positive about making a fifth album, Sid says there are still unresolved tensions within the band.

He told Michigan radio station Banana 101.5: "I wish I could candy-coat it and say that everything's cool and everything is gonna be great, but it's a constant battle out there.

"There's a lot of politics involved. We've been doing this thing for awhile now so there's a been a lot of changes in a lot of people. I guess it's just gonna depend on how we get along together when we're out on the road."

Percussionist Shawn Crahan and drummer Joey Jordison of the nine member group have said they are keen for the band to make another record, but singer Corey Taylor has been less positive, describing the European tour as a "baby step" in the band's comeback, and saying if it doesn't go to plan the band could be over.

Corey said: "I'm not the one who's gonna spoonfeed false hope to the fans, especially about something like this. If this tour doesn't work, this band might be over - straight up."

Slipknot's European tour starts in Greece on June 17 and runs until July 10 in England.

The band - who are using Donnie Steele as their touring bass player - are also on the bill for the Rock in Rio show in Brazil on September 25.

Posted on 17 May 2011 16:15 to category : Music News

Related Music News


With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.

20 Oct 2016 10:57

His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material

19 Oct 2016 14:37

Remidi are nearing the launch of their much anticipated Remidi T8, a glove that grants the user the ability to make music with their hands alone

14 Oct 2016 16:07

Open to the public, the DJ decks are led by professional sound engineers and music producers encouraging commuters to try their hand at mixing.

13 Oct 2016 13:05

The MEGS initiative aims to break small companies and emerging artists into overseas markets

11 Oct 2016 16:16

Not Impossible Labs have developed a vest that is aimed at providing an equal experience for deaf and non deaf concert goers alike.

11 Oct 2016 13:46

Recent Music News


Ranging from the AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument to the Boutique VP-03 Vocoder, Roland remain on the cutting edge of musical innovation.

28 Oct 2016 11:08

Introducing the AD-2 Acoustic Amp, CP-1X Compressor and JC-22 Jazz Chorus Guitar Amplifier

27 Oct 2016 16:36

In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.

26 Oct 2016 15:38

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08

With two plug-ins worth up to 199 Euros, users who purchase a A77X between 24/10/2016-31/01/2017 can experience unprecedented audio quality at a fraction of the price.

25 Oct 2016 15:09

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11