For their upcoming shows in 2011, Slipknot has asked Donnie Steele to fill in on bass for the late Paul Gray.

Donnie, as some may recall, was the original guitar player in Slipknot and had actually reconnected with Paul in recent years.

Commented the band on their decision: "Donnie was in the band at the very beginning, and rather than get an outsider, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to Paul to play with someone from within the family. Donnie was great friends with Paul and we can't think of a better way to celebrate his memory than with someone who was there with us at the very beginning. The eight of us are looking forward to being onstage again and honoring Paul's legacy with our families in Europe and Brazil this summer."

Paul Gray was found dead in a hotel room in a Des Moines, Iowa suburb last May at the age of 38 from an overdose of morphine.


Source: slipknot1.com
Band profile: Slipknot
 
Posted: 11.03.2011 by Thryce



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Sword_Chant - 11.03.2011 at 15:56  
Good to hear! Though i've never adored Slipknots music, it's decent news for the die-hard fans.
Angelic Storm - 11.03.2011 at 16:52  
This is very good news indeed. Very kewl that it's one of the original members taking up the bass position. xD
BrokenKnuckles - 11.03.2011 at 17:23  
Hang it up.... SlipKnot was over right after Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat
Vitriolic Hate - 12.03.2011 at 01:53  
Written by Angelic Storm on 11.03.2011 at 16:52

This is very good news indeed. Very kewl that it's one of the original members taking up the bass position. xD

Indeed!
Holy Man - 12.03.2011 at 01:56  
The fact that these clowns can say "the EIGHT of us are looking forward to being onstage together" is absolutely absurd... considering the quality and sound of the music they're putting out... I could see like a folk metal band or even a black metal band having 8 members... but this nu-metal crap? I just find it amusing...
Ísak Petersen - 12.03.2011 at 16:01  
Written by Holy Man on 12.03.2011 at 01:56

The fact that these clowns can say "the EIGHT of us are looking forward to being onstage together" is absolutely absurd... considering the quality and sound of the music they're putting out... I could see like a folk metal band or even a black metal band having 8 members... but this nu-metal crap? I just find it amusing...


Actually, they are 9 members..
Holy Man - 14.03.2011 at 17:19  
Written by Ísak Petersen on 12.03.2011 at 16:01

Written by Holy Man on 12.03.2011 at 01:56

The fact that these clowns can say "the EIGHT of us are looking forward to being onstage together" is absolutely absurd... considering the quality and sound of the music they're putting out... I could see like a folk metal band or even a black metal band having 8 members... but this nu-metal crap? I just find it amusing...


Actually, they are 9 members..


They said 8 in the statement they gave... just goin by what they said...
Ísak Petersen - 15.03.2011 at 11:56  
Written by Holy Man on 14.03.2011 at 17:19

Written by Ísak Petersen on 12.03.2011 at 16:01

Written by Holy Man on 12.03.2011 at 01:56

The fact that these clowns can say "the EIGHT of us are looking forward to being onstage together" is absolutely absurd... considering the quality and sound of the music they're putting out... I could see like a folk metal band or even a black metal band having 8 members... but this nu-metal crap? I just find it amusing...


Actually, they are 9 members..


They said 8 in the statement they gave... just goin by what they said...


Yeah, before Paul Gray's death they we're 9 members.
Now they are 8 members and 1 stand-in.
Holy Man - 15.03.2011 at 16:37  
Written by Ísak Petersen on 15.03.2011 at 11:56

Written by Holy Man on 14.03.2011 at 17:19

Written by Ísak Petersen on 12.03.2011 at 16:01

Written by Holy Man on 12.03.2011 at 01:56

The fact that these clowns can say "the EIGHT of us are looking forward to being onstage together" is absolutely absurd... considering the quality and sound of the music they're putting out... I could see like a folk metal band or even a black metal band having 8 members... but this nu-metal crap? I just find it amusing...


Actually, they are 9 members..


They said 8 in the statement they gave... just goin by what they said...


Yeah, before Paul Gray's death they we're 9 members.
Now they are 8 members and 1 stand-in.

Ah I see... I wouldn't have known that on my own... thanks for fillin' us in.
ADIresiduos - 16.03.2011 at 21:50  
Douhh!
_Andy_ - 28.03.2011 at 21:05  
Written by Sword_Chant on 11.03.2011 at 15:56

Good to hear! Though i've never adored Slipknots music, it's decent news for the die-hard fans.

It's not decent... IT'S BRILLIANT AND EPIC AT THE SAME TIME!!! DIE-HARD FAN!!! DIE-HARD FAN!!! I REALLY REALLY HAVE TO CHILL!!!
+Black Funeral+ - 07.05.2011 at 13:20  
Good..

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