Several members of Slipknot, including singer Corey Taylor, visited the grave of bassist Paul Gray last Thursday (May 24th) to commemorate the second anniversary of their bandmate's death. Taylor told Revolver, "We just hung out and told some good stories. It felt good to do that. It was the first time we've been able to hang out and talk about him without crumbling. It was good. We laughed about the old memories. It meant something. It definitely meant something."
- Gray passed away in May 2010 from an accidental overdose of drugs, leaving behind his wife Brenna and daughter October, who was born the following August.
- Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan told us not long ago that he thinks about Gray every day: "I say his name all the time just for no reason, and being someone that started the band with him, I feel like he's kind of jumped into me in some aspects, and I feel like all my days are filled with him. Every day there'll be something that's kind of Slipknot-oriented and I feel like I have a responsibility to always think about what he might have liked in the situation."
- Slipknot played its first headlining show since Gray's death last June in Berlin. The band toured Europe last year and Australia this past February, and will tour the U.S. this summer as headliners on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour.
- The band will also reportedly enter the studio in early 2013 to record the follow-up to 2008's All Hope Is Gone.
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Is two years enough time for these guys to grieve? Should they move on with their lives and the band's career?
- Have you ever grieved for someone for a very long time? How long? How did you finally move on with your life?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth.net -- agree or not?
obscured by clouds wrote: "He is in a better place. No seriously he is, slipknot sucks."
RiotAct666 wrote: "Don't ever see them coming back from a tragedy of this magnitude. Best thing for Corey & Crew is to retire."
davidawalker wrote: "I know that he did a lot of the writing and stuff, but be realistic - its not like they can't make music without him."
Gorguts wrote: "don't really listen to their music, but i have to admit they're very creative and original, something you don't see much of in today's bands. R.I.P paul gray, much respect to slipknot."
Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan Says He Thinks About Paul Gray All The Time
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