PAUL GRAY-WRITTEN MATERIAL WILL APPEAR ON THE NEXT SLIPKNOT RECORD
Clown recently told Loudwire that “There are songs that [Paul Gray has] written that will be a part of the next [Slipknot] record,” which is terrific news, because Gray was one of the band’s key songwriters, and using any material he left behind tickles two puppies with one hand*: it honors his memory and ensures that the band’s first release without him isn’t too far a radical departure from their sound (Metallica made The Black Album two releases after Cliff Burton’s death, not one).
Of course, it isn’t clear how many songs Gray left behind or if those songs were complete or more like rough sketches, so this thing could could still have two good songs and eight Stone Sour tracks. Also, Corey Taylor could tweet later today that he has no idea what Clown is talking about and that he’s not even sure there’s gonna be a new Slipknot album. Really, anything is possible until we’re all actually listening to new Slipknot music.
But it was nice of Clown to give us some hope!
*Using the expression about birds and stones seemed like a bad idea in this instance.
Thanks: Will Kriss