Slipknot co-founder, percussionist, Shawn “Clown” Crahan has launched his very own marijuana brand, Clown Cannabis, partnering up with HashBone and Heavy Grass.
The Heavy Grass line contains a potent uplifting blend of 75% Blue Zkittles indica flower and 25% Paradise Citrus bubble hash with an amazing lab-tested THC level of 40%+, with the premium pre-rolls coming with original artwork and matches in a soft-touch matte black case.
To celebrate the launch, Clown is also offering a giveaway of a “Green Ticket”, where the winner of which will be given two tickets to any and every Slipknot show they want for the next three years. Details on how to enter can be found via the following link.
More information on Clown Cannabis and where to purchase it via the official website.
The first trailer for Paradise City, the spin off TV series of the film American Satan has landed. The series features Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack and Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce showing off their acting chops – is based on “the lives of a rock star with ties to the occult and a young rookie kid who idolises him collide through their broken homes built by the music business”.
The series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in March.
Creator, writer and director Ash Avildsen (who also founded Sumerian Records) reveals of Paradise City in a director’s note: “More than one in four American kids grow up without a father in their home.
“For kids that grow up with one parent, you can go on one of two paths: you can blame the world, your parents, blame God, blame lack of God, or it can light a fire under you that you’re gonna make it no matter what. Paradise City is the show made to inspire these millions of teenagers and young adults. It reminds us that there is no light without darkness, that sorrow and heartbreak can be the greatest drivers of art. It reminds us that there is always hope, that you are never alone and that music is always there if you let it be.
“Almost everything in Paradise City is inspired by real events I have experienced growing up in an unorthodox single mom household as a kid estranged from his famous father and then my adult life becoming self-made in the ruthless music industry. Supernatural elements that have guided and misguided my life ever since moving to Los Angeles are also prevalent throughout the tale.”
Joining Andy and Ben in the star-studded show are fellow rock and metal artists like Slipknot’s Sid Wilson, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe and Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn, while other members of the cast include Cameron Boyce, Bella Thorne, Drea De Matteo, Mark Boone Jr, Fairuza Balk and BooBoo Stewart.
It’s been just over a year since Slipknot released their latest album ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, and it appears they are already working on a follow-up.
In a special bottle signing event for their Iowa No.09 whisky at the distillery where it is made, percussionist Shaun ‘Clown’ Crahan’ revealed that because of the way that 2020 has taken shape, they have been working on new music together…
“Right now is an interesting time. We’re taking this time to write some new music. So for the last week we’ve been having a good time, eating a lot of food and writing God music. So we’re having a good time.
“Since everybody’s taken a lot of time off, we thought we’d utilise it by getting together and do what we probably do best, which is write music. So it’s been good, because there’s no pressure. It’s not like we have to. We’re doing it because we want to. And it’s just been a blessing, because boredom can set in. And I know all of us in the world are going crazy, so we’re really lucky to be able to be together and do what we love most.”
Check out the full interview with Clown, V-Man and New Guy below.
If you’re familiar with the platform TikTok or Twitter, then you’ve possibly seen the profile of Dorothea Taylor. She’s a rock drumming Grandma who’s been playing for 56 years!
She’s impressed with covers of Disturbed, Paramore and more where now, Hayley Williams has been checking her content out when she covered the bands track, ‘Ain’t It Fun’.
Previously, the drummer has inspired others by stating: “Drummers come in all ages, sizes, shapes, ethnicities… and regardless of how good you are, how old you are, we’re all still part of a drumming family. So remember: don’t judge a drummer, or anybody, by their looks, and always, always, always keep sharing your drumming passion with the world.”
Slipknot have announced that their cruise, Knotfest At Sea “for the foreseeable future” as a result of the coronavirus.
The metal superstars were due to hit the seas for a four-day cruise from Barcelona this August, in a lineup that included Anthrax, Behemoth and Devildriver.
The band announced the voyage is postponed until 2021 but now they’ve confirmed that it will not be rescheduled.
“We previously shared that Knotfest At Sea would be postponed from August 2020 to August 2021,” Slipknot said in a statement.
“Due to unforeseen scheduling factors since then, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Knotfest at Sea for the foreseeable future. We greatly appreciate the patience and understanding of the Knotfest at Sea community, this decision was not made easily.”
There’s no immediate plans for Knotfest At Sea right now, but the do hope to get together again in the future.
It may not be taking place but we’ll still be able to headbang freely.
A few weeks ago, slipknot had made the announcement that they were to postpone all of theri summer touring plans. This included North American dates for Knotfest, the UK edition of Knotfest and Knotfest At Sea.
Even though it’s been cancelled, a party of sorts is still going ahead with the details of a concert stream.
From May 29th at 11pm BST, you’ll be able to watch the 2019 Slipknot set which too place from Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting!
And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll be able to view Underoath’s 2016 set at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas where they played, ‘They’re Only Chasing Safety’ in full and Code Orange’s ‘Last Ones Left: In Fear Of The End’ which took place on Twitch eariler this year.
And even more coming as there’ll be exclusive interviews as well.
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has announced that he has completed work for his debut solo record.
The new came from the man himself when he appeared as a guest on Lzzy Hale’s (Halestorm) show Raise Your Horns on We Are Hear. Aside from the usual chat in talking about films and playing live, Taylor has said that he’s been working on the solo effort in secret.
“All five of us did it. We went in and we recorded 25 songs in about two and a half weeks, and we did everything live. And it’s dope. Really, really cool.
“All the songs are things that I’ve written over the years but they didn’t really fit with either band. So it’s stuff that I’ve just kind of been sitting on. I just kind of turned around and I was just, like, ‘Jeez, I’ve got all these songs.’ And I’ve been kind of talking about doing a solo album anyway, and I was just, like, ‘This is the perfect time to do it. And picking those guys was the perfect combo, cos we all just love the same kinds of music. The same kinds of rock, the same kinds of punk, the same kinds of metal, the same kinds of everything. We all were able to incorporate those influences into everything.”
In recent news which involves the frontman, Taylor raised $150,000 for Direct Relief’s COVID-19 fund through the sale of his guitar collection.
Massive well done to the musician there and I can’t wait to get to listening to his solo effort.
Slipknot have announced that they’ve cancelled all their summer touring plans, which includes the upcoming Knotfest UK.
Knotfest UK was going to take place on 22nd August 2020. The band have also cancelled their North American Knotfest Roadshow as well as Knotfest At Sea, which was due to start (well, set sail) in Barcelona on 10th August 2020.
In a statement made by the band:
“The band looks forward to performing for its fans again,” reads a statement. “And will do so when everyone’s safety can be assured.”
“I’ve had a lot of people ask me about doing a solo project, and now I think I have a little bit of extra time to dedicate for that, so I’ve been writing some stuff that maybe wouldn’t slide in with the Slipknot world a little bit,” Jim explained.
“What would I do as a solo project? What direction would I take? I kind of get all that out essentially with all the arrangements I’ve written for the last couple of Slipknot records,” he added. “I don’t know that I need another outlet. But I’m gonna try — just set a goal, maybe see if I can achieve it, type of thing. We’ve got time on our hands now.”
“I would like to [start a solo project], just because I need to stay busy. I didn’t start a family, I never got married, I didn’t do any of that stuff. And I know Corey wants to do a solo project that’s outside of Stone Sour; he’s mentioned that. And unless I’m writing for Slipknot, I wouldn’t know what to do with my time.”
“But for a solo project, I am gonna overthink that until I’m insane and it probably may never ever come out (laughs).
“Obviously, Slipknot is my priority and it’s what I’m always gonna have as a priority and that’s gonna be the main thing that I always focus on, as long as I can or as long as we’re viable or as long as we wanna continue to do that.”
Slipknots own frontman Corey Taylor is helping in the COVID-19 relief as he’s put 13 of his own guitars on Ebay to help raise money for Direct Relief, a charity that’s trying to get PPE and essentials to healthcare workers who are on the frontline of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The auctions which are currently in place include a Les Paul Sunburst and Gibson Dave Grohl Signature.
If you haven’t seen the footage from the tiny tiny tiny Maida Vale Slipknot show where they performed to 100 people for a six-track set, then what have you been doing?
What you might not have known as well is that the gig was part of a wider BBC Radio 1 project: an hour documentary called Slipknot Unmasked: All Out Life. Initially it was only available to the UK viewers, the BBC has now uploaded the full things to YouTube, meaning international fans can now check out the gig weaved in with interviews with the band plus the manager Cory Brennan and Andy Copping (Download Festivals Booker).
As the description goes: “The film highlights the group’s phenomenal 25-year career, revealing how one of the most relentless and intense-sounding groups ever have struggled with drink, drugs, depression and the death of a band member, topped the charts, outsold their peers and picked up a GRAMMY along the way, whilst staying as bold, fearless and exhilarating as ever.”