This has never been a popularity contest. The people we care for and work with
know who they are and how we feel about them. Slipknot has never been into name dropping. So we dedicate this album [Iowa]
to the ones that matter most, our crazy fans and maggots all over the world. Stay (sic), fuckers! - Slipknot
Corey ever do GAP commercials???
"Fuck no! Negative. You will not and if you ever do see us, dude, shoot us in the
face 'cause we don't know what the hell we're doing'. We're not in this for the fuckin' modelling. We're not in this for any
of that shit, dude. The music mainly and fucking foremost. We don't give a fuck about all that crap."
Taylor, NME, about the use of the goat on their albums
"The goat, for us, is an image that's stuck in our heads since
we were kids, coming from Iowa people are like 'Beware the horned goat of satan!' and all that. It's bullshit. It's just an
Shawn Crahan, NME
"I have one commandment. Be aware of your own mortality. Because as you
live and achieve, the clicker is going down".
Corey Taylor, Metal Hammer, on Slipknot producing "Iowa"
was mainly Joey, he has a great ear for that sort of stuff and I think he'll probably continue to do that in his future.
Corey Taylor, NME, on why he crashed with
the road crew rather than stay in the hotel
"All this money Robertson makes through CBN (the Christian Broadcasting
Network, Robertson's religious channel) is tax free. So, what paid for that hotel? And exactly what happens to the profits
of CBN, Pat? Why don't you tell me that before you get in my fucking face, you lover of the dollar sign? Pat Robertson doesn't
worship the cross. He worships the fucking dollar sign."
Corey Taylor, NME, on why the tour was called "Kill The Industry" tour
a song on the new record called 'Heretic Anthem' and the lyrics go if your 555, then I'm 666/ what's it like to be a heretic?
Now, 555 is the sign of man, and 666 is the sign of the devil. It's basically comparing ourselves not just to other bands,
but also to the whole fucking industry that surrounds us. We are above everything you fucking want us to do. We're not gonna
do it, and you can't make us. It's beautiful that it works out that way. And what's it like to be a heretic? is basically
us accusing the record industry of destroying an industry that should be about emotion."
Joey Jordison, Kerrang!, on what his favorite joke is
Those guys suck dick and we want to fight them."
Joey Jordison, Kerrang!, on his most embarassing moment
"Once in grade school,
we were watching a movie with the lights out and I puked all over my desk. I was so freaked out that I tried to scoop it all
up in my arms. It ruled, though, because it caused a 'vomitory'-three or four other people puked."
Joey Jordison, Kerrang!, on his modelling
"If I ever modelled for Calvin Klein I'd give myself to a flock of fans to beat me silly with a baseball bat."
Shawn Crahan, Kerrang!
they love, they hate - everything that Slipknot does. We try not to talk about politics or religion, we talk about being human
and dealing with life. When I get onstage, these people know me through the music and I look out and see them hitting themselves
in the head and they won't stop. Their knuckles are bloody, their eyes are black, but when they talk to me I see that they're
smart kids. There's the connection."
Shawn Crahan, Melody Maker
"We make sure everything we do is perfect. We spent too many years worshipping
bands who fuck up."
Crahan, Melody Maker, about Slipknot's image
"If anything, it was a totally anti-image thing, no cool hairstyles,
no cool clothes, no rock star bullshit. If our anti-image has turned into and image then cool - after five minutes of seeing
the band I don't think anyone pays attention to it. They pay attention to the music. And that's why we're here, image really
doesn't last long enough to take you round the world and it certainly doesn't give you fans as hardcore as ours are."
Corey Taylor; Metal Hammer
knew my father, he bailed out before I was born. I don't even know his name, which is why I have these tatoos. This one means
'Father' (points to right side of neck) and this one means 'Death' (left side of neck). It used to bother me a lot and then
I was like 'Fuck it, I'm not going to dwell on it'. We probably lived in 25 states when I was between the ages of four and
eleven. When you spend a lot of time alone, you start to develop a kind of personal imagination. My mom wasn't strict at all,
but the boyfriends she had would be complete fucking pricks to my sister and me, so I became stand of fish to people like
Taylor; Metal Edge (March 2000)
"PETA. I would make everyone eat raw meat. [why] because I could."
Thomson on the seven-string guitar fad
"Seven-string guitars are gay - they're nothing more than a trend. How many
guitarists use all seven strings anyway? Steve Vai can, John Petrucci can. But what about Max Cavalera from Soulfly? He only
uses four strings and noone's heavier than him."
Joey reacting to the ban slapped on them at Wolverhampton
going to shit in a box and send it to Wolverhampton council! We'll see how acceptable they find that! Anyway, I'm sure I can
bribe some of these councilors with poker money I've won in our dressing room."
Slipknot on Korn and Limp Bizkit
people may think that we hate Korn and Limp Bizkit, but that's not entirely true, we just hate Korn's 3rd album and Limp Bizkit's
2nd album. Their 1st albums, however, did greatly influence us. We do like Korn's album Issues, some of it does sound like
the 1st one, but they still could have perfected it. We've never met either of them, but we'd like to."
sending a message to Fred Durst
"You might have a lot of money and be famous, but the next time you talk shit about
Slipknot and it's fans ....we will kill you."
Shawn, on the purpose of the masks
"What we want to show
kids is that you can come to a Slipknot show and not worry about what you look like or what group you're in."
foreseeing the future of Slipknot
"No, I don't think in that way. Being of the anonymous factor is to keep all the
rock star cliche and the ego bullshit gone, so the bigger the band gets we can remain grounded. We can keep the music focused
and not rob the kids of any music. You see a lot of bands, as soon as they start getting big, closing endorsements, getting
involved with money, producing videos, going out with fucking porn stars and that's not where it started. What got them big
is when they were grounded. It got to a certain point and then they moved away from it and we don't ever want to move away
from it. That's why he anonymity comes in."
Shawn on Ross Robinson
we were trying to get signed, there was kind of a bidding war, and we were having a hard time because of the way we are live.
Ross has an imprint now with Roadrunner, I AM Records. Ross was going to take us, fund our album himself, and make sure it
got where it was supposed to go. That's how much he believed in us. He didn't have to do that because of the Roadrunner thing,
but that's how much he dug us. He's such a friend now; he's an incredible human being. The really cool thing about Ross is
that he lets the band have the final say. All you have to do is say, 'Man, you added this effect on guitar and we're not really
digging it.' Ross just said, 'Done.' No arguing. We didn't lose sleep over anything. He's behind you as an artist, which is
an incredible feeling, being able to create what you're born with. We'll definitely be working with Ross again."
"We're a fucking army and we're fighting a war. When you're fighting a war there's gonna be casualties...how
far can I go? I'll rip off my arm..."