Slipknot - Bassist Found Dead


According to desmoinesregister.com, police are investigating the death of Slipknot's bass guitarist Paul Gray at a local hotel.

They report:

"Paul Dedrick Gray, 38, of Johnston was found dead at approximately 10:50 a.m. today by an employee at TownePlace Suites, 8800 Northpark Drive, police said.

There was no evidence of foul play, police said, but the investigation is ongoing. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. Toxicology tests will be done."

Paul Gray and his wife were expecting a child, according to friends of Gray's. Gray had a history of drug abuse and was arrested on drug charges in June 2003.

Source: desmoinesregister.com
Band profile: Slipknot
 
Posted: 25.05.2010 by Baz Anderson


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26.05.2010 - 02:42
Varegan
Hamranakara
So... he will be buried with the mask?
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Written by muthafucka on 08.07.2010 at 06:46

"METAL STORM" (LIGHTING STRIKES)
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26.05.2010 - 03:43
Black Conundrum
I did learn that he had a child on the way today. That increases the sadness. RIP Paul Gray.
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26.05.2010 - 06:51
aMomentofClarity
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Nah, don't need to be sarcastic, I mean, someone's death is a terrible thing, but really, who's this guy? I mean, did he change the world of heavy metal music or something, did he leave any influence in this genre? I don't think so, and if he did, it won't be as big as the influence of people like Dio or Peter "Steele" who also died this month, still, this news will get more coverage because of the hordes of silly fanboys of the band, oh well, I don't mean to have no respect for someone who is dead so, R.I.P. Slipknot's bassist, whatever your name is...


Man what the fuck is wrong with you? It doesn't matter if you like Slipknot or not, if you hate it or love it, at least show some respect for a recently dead man who had a wife, a family, and was expecting a child. Coverage is the less important part of this deal, and I'm sure his family and his friends, his beloved ones are all mourning his death while you're debating about Dio's and Paul's press coverage, and then you go on and call yourself a metalhead while you're the first one to jump in line to care about press coverages and stuff, what an asshole.... And SURELY this guy did leave mroe influence that YOU did, and surely he did change many things while you just sit on your computer staring at them... Respect dude, show some respect.
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26.05.2010 - 08:19
broken goddess
Drug problem, humph. Big surprise there. -not.
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26.05.2010 - 10:22
suriel
R.I.P Paul Gray.....:nono:
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26.05.2010 - 14:02
Lord_Regnier
What makes me laugh is the way each time something like that happens, people seem to be so taken by surprise.
Metal musicians live a shitty and careless lifestyle, so what do you expect, really?
They ruin their health.

And that's why I like music but never cared for the musicians themselves. I see nothing admirable in their lifestyle, only sheer stupidity.
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26.05.2010 - 14:51
Don Martin
le fu-
Written by Uirapuru on 25.05.2010 at 21:47

Written by Don Martin on 25.05.2010 at 21:43

I liked them alot as a kid... Now I don't listen to them anymore, but still...
May is slithering every great metal musician on the planet here! It's also quite sad he had a kid coming, poor child.


When you were a kid? You mean when you were around 10?

14 years I had barely started to separate metal from rock.. XD..

Yeah, ok I'm still a kid, I know :p. But I meant when I was about 9/10 years old.
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26.05.2010 - 16:11
BurnInHell
Every member of Slipknot is important, they all have their place in the band. Paul was kinda the founder of Slipknot, 'he was the essence of Slipknot', as Clown said. It's a great loss for the band, hardly replaceable, if you'd listen to the band's press conference, you'd understand.

Reast in peace, all the maggots will miss you, #2..
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26.05.2010 - 16:40
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
R.I.P...
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26.05.2010 - 16:48
Mikyz
Written by Lord_Regnier on 26.05.2010 at 14:02

What makes me laugh is the way each time something like that happens, people seem to be so taken by surprise.
Metal musicians live a shitty and careless lifestyle, so what do you expect, really?
They ruin their health.

And that's why I like music but never cared for the musicians themselves. I see nothing admirable in their lifestyle, only sheer stupidity.


The fact that they can't afford a five star hotel and all the luxury is sheer stupidity? Bands tour for the fans' sake if you do not respect that way of living or what they're trying to provide then you sir are heartless. They live that life because they choose too, it's a choice and whether they die or not depends on the person's circumstances. And if you like the music, then I believe that you would like the musician just as much for providing it to you. In my opinion you only feel that way towards the musicians who didn't mark you in any way, in this case Slipknot. The sheer fact that you go to gigs and enjoy them should earn the concerned bands some respect. I'm sure you wouldn't live that same lifestyle but in the end you don't have the same passion and power of will the musicians have. All I'm saying is you should sympathize with the efforts the bands make and not hastily label it as stupidity. In the end it's their lifestyle that inspires their music.
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26.05.2010 - 18:13
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mikyz on 26.05.2010 at 16:48

Written by Lord_Regnier on 26.05.2010 at 14:02

What makes me laugh is the way each time something like that happens, people seem to be so taken by surprise.
Metal musicians live a shitty and careless lifestyle, so what do you expect, really?
They ruin their health.

And that's why I like music but never cared for the musicians themselves. I see nothing admirable in their lifestyle, only sheer stupidity.


The fact that they can't afford a five star hotel and all the luxury is sheer stupidity? Bands tour for the fans' sake if you do not respect that way of living or what they're trying to provide then you sir are heartless. They live that life because they choose too, it's a choice and whether they die or not depends on the person's circumstances. And if you like the music, then I believe that you would like the musician just as much for providing it to you. In my opinion you only feel that way towards the musicians who didn't mark you in any way, in this case Slipknot. The sheer fact that you go to gigs and enjoy them should earn the concerned bands some respect. I'm sure you wouldn't live that same lifestyle but in the end you don't have the same passion and power of will the musicians have. All I'm saying is you should sympathize with the efforts the bands make and not hastily label it as stupidity. In the end it's their lifestyle that inspires their music.



I don't think he was referring to the guy straying in a hotel but more to his excessive drinking and drunk habits.
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26.05.2010 - 18:34
Mikyz
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 26.05.2010 at 18:13

Written by Mikyz on 26.05.2010 at 16:48

Written by Lord_Regnier on 26.05.2010 at 14:02

What makes me laugh is the way each time something like that happens, people seem to be so taken by surprise.
Metal musicians live a shitty and careless lifestyle, so what do you expect, really?
They ruin their health.

And that's why I like music but never cared for the musicians themselves. I see nothing admirable in their lifestyle, only sheer stupidity.


The fact that they can't afford a five star hotel and all the luxury is sheer stupidity? Bands tour for the fans' sake if you do not respect that way of living or what they're trying to provide then you sir are heartless. They live that life because they choose too, it's a choice and whether they die or not depends on the person's circumstances. And if you like the music, then I believe that you would like the musician just as much for providing it to you. In my opinion you only feel that way towards the musicians who didn't mark you in any way, in this case Slipknot. The sheer fact that you go to gigs and enjoy them should earn the concerned bands some respect. I'm sure you wouldn't live that same lifestyle but in the end you don't have the same passion and power of will the musicians have. All I'm saying is you should sympathize with the efforts the bands make and not hastily label it as stupidity. In the end it's their lifestyle that inspires their music.



I don't think he was referring to the guy straying in a hotel but more to his excessive drinking and drunk habits.


I know that's what he meant, but he specifically said "Metal Musicians" not Paul by doing that he is basically insulting the lifestyle of every metal band, so I kinda got carried away and became some sort of lecture For the hotel thing, I just meant that Metal musicians don't really have enough money to afford high class things and stay in "healthy" environments. Also, it's not like every musician is an alcohol abuser, some of them are but it still is a choice and despite that I still believe that they do their best to provide their fans with decent music and concerts. That's all I'm saying, if they die it's their own fault for neglecting their health but they still deserve respect maybe not as a person but definitely as musicians.
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26.05.2010 - 22:15
Arian Totalis
The Philosopher
Written by Mikyz on 25.05.2010 at 09:41

Even though I'm not a fan at all, I sincerely hope you R.I.P Paul, even if I have no idea what your face looks like.

sorry, that just made me lol.

Anyway, untimely deaths are always sad. but since I joined this website there have been alot of them. It's something we're going to experience year after year I've found. Viteck, Quorthon and Jesse Pintado are just a few examples. all we can do is wish them all a peaceful rest.
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For the hero there is No Death"
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28.05.2010 - 04:11
SatanicHand
Nnnuuuuu!
r.i.p Paul
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31.05.2010 - 15:21
ExtraHachse
Man, first peter steele, then Dio, now Paul Gray! All my favorite musicans. And Bill Kelliher from Mastodon is ill now. Pancreatitis... i hope he won't die, too.
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01.06.2010 - 00:53
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Written by Juliana on 25.05.2010 at 03:13

Death certainly has Shuffle mode on this month


I like that. It was clever. ;P
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Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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01.06.2010 - 01:30
Juliana
Futile Grief
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 01.06.2010 at 00:53

Written by Juliana on 25.05.2010 at 03:13

Death certainly has Shuffle mode on this month


I like that. It was clever. ;P


Everybody likes the Shuffle xD
Deaths are still sad though. Bright side: May is finally gone:)
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01.06.2010 - 01:42
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Written by Juliana on 01.06.2010 at 01:30

Everybody likes the Shuffle xD
Deaths are still sad though. Bright side: May is finally gone:)


Yup! Especially if you're an indecisive person. XD

But myeah, May was a very dark month. Good riddance to it... Until next year. D:
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Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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