Slipknot Members Discuss How the Band Will End


In a new chat with Louder Sound, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor and co-guitarists Jim Root and Mick Thompson conjectured on what the eventual end of the band may look like.

Root suggested perhaps Slipknot will fade into oblivion without an extended Slayer-style farewell run:

“I am amazed I can stand up most of the time. Three of us have had neck or back surgery now.

“One day we will just be gone. That’s how I’d like it. No final tour, no announcement, no big drama. We’ll just vanish and never come back, and you’ll forever be left wondering if Slipknot is even still a thing.”

Taylor, meanwhile, said perhaps the band will continue with replacement members ala Kiss or Babymetal (an idea he has floated before):

“I mean, it’s crossed my mind as the years have gone on. It’s gotten harder to do this. You think about when the end is. No one thought we’d be doing it 20 years later.

“If I just couldn’t do it anymore, I’d just stop, but that doesn’t mean that the band would stop. If I can’t do it then someone might be able to take my place. I’ve thought about it before; if the right person came around and the guys were into it then I’ll just head off. We can’t shortchange anyone.”

Thompson, meanwhile, isn’t ready to think about the band’s end just yet:

“I don’t think about the end, because that, to me, insinuates that we have a finite amount of time that we can do this. As long as I can play I’ll be getting wheeled onstage and playing shows. I look at Metallica and Iron Maiden and they’re still doing it. Why shouldn’t we?”

Slipknot have a ton of touring lined up in 2020, including dates in the U.K., Europe, U.S., Asia and their very own cruise:

Jan 14 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena [Tickets]
Jan 16 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Arena [Tickets]
Jan 17 – Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – Utilita Arena [Tickets]
Jan 18 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – SSE Hydro [Tickets]
Jan 20 – Sheffield, United Kingdom – Flydsa Arena [Tickets]
Jan 21 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Motorpoint Arena [Tickets]
Jan 22 – Cardiff, United Kingdom – Motorpoint Arena [Tickets]
Jan 24 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – Birmingham Arena [Tickets]
Jan 25 – London, United Kingdom – The O2 [Tickets]
Jan 28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome [Tickets]
Jan 29 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle [Tickets]
Jan 30 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena [Tickets]
Feb 01 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal [Tickets]
Feb 02 – Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier [Tickets]
Feb 04 – Budapest, Hungary – Sportarena [Tickets]
Feb 06 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena [Tickets]
Feb 08 – Stuttgart, Germany – Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle [Tickets]
Feb 09 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle [Tickets]
Feb 11 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum [Tickets]
Feb 12 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion [Tickets]
Feb 14 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle [Tickets]
Feb 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena [Tickets]
Feb 17 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena [Tickets]
Feb 18 – Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle [Tickets]
Feb 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena [Tickets]
Feb 21 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe [Tickets]
Feb 22 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena [Tickets]
Feb 24 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena [Tickets]
Mar 20 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan* [Tickets]
Mar 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan* [Tickets]
Mar 24 – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest* [Tickets]
Mar 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia Hammersonic Festival* [Tickets]
Mar 29 – Manila, Philippines – Amoranto Stadium [Tickets]
May 16 – Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival* [Tickets]
Aug 01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air* [Tickets]
Aug 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest at Sea* [Tickets]
Aug 22 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK* [Tickets]

*Festival date

[via Ultimate Guitar]

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