Today in Slipknot (October 18, 2018): Slipknot Wrote Their “Heaviest Song” Yet, Jay and Max Weinberg Cover the Beatles
Aloha, Slipknot fans! Vince from SlipknotSucks checking in here with your daily update on all things Slipknot and Corey Taylor-related. Gotta get those clicks and pay those bills, ya know? Contrary to popular belief, the MetalSucks Mansion Monkeys do not keep the lights on here via bicycle-powered generators.
The upshot: Guy in a band doing press used a lot of superlatives to describe new music. “It’s fucking really good. It’s also us at our most ambitious, our most experimental.” I know, I know, rare words from a musician promoting their next album! There is also this: “I think we’ve written our heaviest song – one of them anyway – on this new album.” So, like, cool and stuff, I guess.
Clickability rating: 7/10, any time a band promises heavy new material people usually wanna click on that shit.
But will it actually be heavy? Probably. Never doubt Corey Taylor.
What does Corey Taylor think?: “It’s going to be fucking crazy. People are going to shit their pants when they hear it.”
What does Craig Fehn think? lol
Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg & His Father Max Cover The Beatles With Mutoid Man, Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members
The upshot: Jay Weinberg organized a benefit show in Nashville for Best Buddies Tennessee and invited some famous metal musicians to jam with him, along with his father Max (of Bruce Springsteen and Conan O’Brien fame)
Clickability rating: 5/10, would’ve been better if a member of Metallica or Ghost were involved.
Who else participated? Members of Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, The Offspring, The DIllinger Escape Plan, Mutoid Man. Ben Weinman and Stephen Brodsky jammed on this particular cover of “Helter Skelter.”
What does Corey Taylor think?: Corey Taylor isn’t Axl Rose, and hence we assume he’s fine with his talented drummer doing other shit.
What’s your favorite Bruce Springsteen song, Vince? Good question! I never got too into Bruce Bruce. I will research and get back to you.