Wednesday, July 18, 2012
SLIPKNOT Share 7 Super Gross Stories Compiled Throughout The Years!
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of SLIPKNOT's groundbreaking album 'Iowa' (double-CD reissue available now via Roadrunner Records), the great folks over at Spin.com talked to some of the members of SLIPKNOT and gathered seven super gross stories that might make you gag!
7. The One With The Fans Who Maybe Should Wash More
Shawn "Clown" Crahan, #6: "There's one thing that I think is pretty gross but I don't want it to be demeaning to anybody. I started wearing surgical gloves at in-stores. I would shake hands with everyone, of course. But I would look at the line and see folks rubbing their hands on their nose, looking like they hadn't showered in four days. I mean, I'll shake their hand, but when you do an in-store for 4,000 people, you're like, 'I just got exposed to Cincinnati.' The other band members thoughts I was an asshole, but I remember after one in-store, I showed them the palm of the glove and it was black. Not just a little dirt, but pitch black."
6. The One Where Sid Broke Both of His Heels
Corey Taylor, #8: "Oh, yeah, Sid broke both of his[heels] on the first night of the Mayhem Festival (in the 2008 version). He was in so much pain he was having a hard time doing his parts."
Sid Wilson, #0: "Yep, both my heels at the beginning of a show. I was jumping over Paul [Gray, bassist], done it a million times, and for some reason this time I was a little far behind my self and I had on all 30, 40 pounds of leather and chains, kind of a Road Warrior thing. I had done the jump in dress shoes lots of times. I was cocky and I didn't look at the arena first. So I jumped and smashed into my heels and broke both of them. Tremendous amount of pain. I finished the show, but I did the rest of the tour in a wheelchair. Some nights I'd end up crawling around on stage, dragging my body around. I looked like a guy from Hellraiser."
5. The One at the Viper Room:
Taylor: "While we were recording 'Iowa', I was nearly banned for life from the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip,where the clientele has not changed in 30 years. I saw one of my heroes there, a guy I just worshiped, and he was being really unpleasant. And that really bummed me out and I got wasted. In my drunken anger, I started hurling shot glasses at him. I was asked to leave and the owner the next day called my manager and said, 'If he ever pulls that again, he's banned for life.'
"So I'm already hammered and we go taking off down Sunset, we're jumping parking meters and we're in front of the Viper Room and my buddy looks at me and says, 'I bet you could put your foot right through that.' So I kicked that plate glass window, wearing shorts. It shatters and I turn around and there is a cop car sitting right at the red light. I didn't even try to run, I just walked over and put my hands on the hood. They were very cool about it, they very politely handcuffed me and sat me on the curb right outside the Viper Room.
"People are coming out and laughing at me. I just start spitting at them and cursing them. The cops throw me in the back of the cop car and I just passed out in the back seat. Next thing I know I'm sitting in a chair at the station. And the station gets a call from the cops on the scene. They said, the owners are here and if I paid for the damage they wouldn't press charges. So we go back to the Viper Room. And I just looked like a lump of shit at that point, and I had just enough money to pay for the damage. I come stumbling across the street towards the owners with a fist full of the grossest money you have ever seen. It was like you put $500 in your pocket and worked out all day. I remember just putting this revolting money into one of their hands and I collapsed in my friend's car. The next thing I know, I wake up in my hotel, basically naked, some girl in my bed, no idea who it was and there's porn on the TV. "
4. The One With the Pee:
Taylor: "I can tell you that a person in the band, won't tell you which one, was filmed in England on the floor of a shower area, having two chicks piss on him. It was definitely the strangest threesome ever. And it just fucking shows you how disturbed this band is that everyone was there, crew and band alike. It was definitely a very strange event."
3. The One With the Dead Bird:
Wilson: "We had a dead bird in a jar. Clown kept it in there for a long time. We'd bring it out on stage and take big deep breaths out of it, see what death smelled like, have that inside you, gets you in that dark place. It would make you throw up immediately, vomit in your mask. He had it in there for so long it started getting this gelatinous liquid in the jar as it decayed. One particular show, early on in our career, when the bird was at that stage, Clown huffed it, I huffed it, I threw up immediately. But the O.G. Maggots, before we made it big, they were nuts. They were saying, 'Let us smell it.' So we put the jar down there and they start pulling out this stuff and eating it! I think it was more disturbing for us. The kids were sicker than we were. They always had something to prove."
2. The One With the Pig Heart:
Crahan: "In the early days, I would get a lot of dead birds, alot of dead shit in jars, mainly birds, of course. But there was one girl on the east coast who brought me a cow heart or a pig heart. I just remember her coming up and, like, smacking me in the head and throwing this heart down and being like, 'Can you sign this?' "
1. The One With the Decaying Human Femur:
Crahan: "This is the craziest thing that ever happened and it kinda bothered me for a while. We were in a foreign country, I won't say which one to protect this girl's identity. She was living it like we were living it. Her clothes looked like sewed that shit up herself, really weird material, but it was what she loved.
"She gave me a human femur bone that she had written 'People = Shit' on it. It wasn't a normal clean, bleached bone. It was brown and dirty and she had clearly gotten it from a grave. The country where we were, it was very easy to do. This bone had sand and dust on it and in blue ball point pen right in the middle, 'People = Shit.' I mean, I believe the soul immediately goes when we died and even thought the body is just a shell, I still want to have respect for those remains. But if there's one thing we are saying in Slipknot, it's 'Don't ever judge me.' So I sat her down and had a very personal talk with her. She was very deep into our thought processes and really in love with our idea, so in love that she went to these realms. So there was a person [from whom the bone was taken] that had no idea they were going to be brought into our thought process. That's how circumstantial and random life is."
Don't forget to catch SLIPKNOT at the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL (remaining tour dates):
7/18 – Oklahoma City, OK
7/20 – St. Louis, MO
7/21 – Chicago, IL
7/22 – Detroit, MI
7/24 – Cincinnati, OH
7/25 – Cleveland, OH
7/27 – Philadelphia, PA
7/28 – Pittsburgh, PA
7/29 – Washington, DC
7/31 – Saratoga, NY
8/1 – Buffalo, NY
8/3 – Boston, MA
8/4 – Scranton, PA
8/5 – Hartford, CT
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