'Iowa', Slipknot's iconic album of suffering, turns 20

Iconic Slipknot album 'Iowa' turns 20

One of the most brutal albums in metal history that nine member freak show Slipknot poured their blood, sweat and hate into has turned 20 years old.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has openly stated he hated the period in his life in which Iowa took place. Between a combination of booze, self-harm, and overall low self-esteem, the album now seems like Slipknot achieved the unimaginable, finishing an album.

Even with the mental and physical setbacks, Iowa did the (then) seemingly impossible when it peaked at #3 on the Billboard album chart and then eventually went platinum in October 2001.

Slipknot will host their Knotfest in 2021 with festivals across the United States, with the local Los Angeles show on November 5th, 2021 at Banc of California Stadium.

Joey Jordison, drummer and founding member of Slipknot, passes away at 46

Joey Jordison, drummer and founding member of Slipknot, passes away at 46

Joey Jordison passed away in sleep on Monday July, 26th 2021, according to a representative of his family. Jordison's death is absolutely devastating blow to the music community due to his extremely influential and innovative drumming.

Although no cause of death has been disclosed, Jordison stated in 2016 that he was diagnosed with Acute Transverse Myelitis a year before he departed Slipknot. The disease is a spinal cord inflammation that is a form of multiple sclerosis causing Jordison to lose function with his legs, ultimately effecting the fast-style of drumming he was legendary for.

Musicians and fans all over the world took to social media to pay tribute to Joey Jordison, one of the greatest drummers to ever stand behind the kit.