We don’t call ourselves Knotwire for nothing. We love Slip knot as much as the rest of you do. They are one of the biggest bands in the world, and one of the most unique in metal. Nine guys running around the stage in masks and jumpsuits beating the crap out of kegs and each other? It doesn’t get much better than that.
You might think so Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Motley Crue went through a lot, but Slipknot’s history is on a whole other level of chaos. From the time they formed until now, they’ve gone through several lineup changes, lost a few members in tragic ways, been sued… and those are just the big stories. On closer inspection, the process of creating each album was fraught with its own destruction, from pushy producers to mental breakdowns and substance abuse.
It’s crazy. This kind of story is not for the faint of heart. But Slipknot are still on top of the world today, preparing to release their seventh studio album The end, for now. We went back through their history, sifted through countless interviews and reports, and came up with a timeline of events to help you get a better understanding of where they’ve been and who they are now.
This is the story of Slipknot’s turbulent career.
A timeline of Slipknot’s turbulent career
Because it wouldn’t be ‘The Knot without chaos.
Every Slipknot song is ranked
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