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Slipknot bassist found dead

US police have reported that Paul Gray, the bassist for metal masters Slipknot, has been found dead in his hotel room.

The body of the 38 year old musician was discovered by a hotel employee at the Town Plaza Hotel in Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines where many of Slipknot’s band members grew up and still reside.

Police have said that they have no reason to suspect foul play, however a toxicology report and autopsy will be completed in the next few days.

Slipknot was last down under in October of 2008, when the band brought its spectacular stage show replete with fire, scissor lift drum kits, and masked mayhem to their Australian fans.

Look back at some of the amazing moments from the 2008 Australian tour here.

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samthewoman

samthewoman said on the 24th May, 2010

i don't care for slipknot, but it is still a dead person with a family, you cunt.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 24th May, 2010



What about people without a family? Doesn't it matter if they die?

BTIazza

BTIazza said on the 24th May, 2010



If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

samthewoman

samthewoman said on the 24th May, 2010

the family was an assumption. and i was obviously taking an indirect stab at people without family. so, no. no it does not.

inlovewithrock

inlovewithrock said on the 24th May, 2010

he recently got married, how sad.

p1owz0r

p1owz0r said on the 24th May, 2010

do you think slipknot have missed an opportunity there by not telling anyone he was dead and just passing his mask onto another bassist?

grattan

grattan said on the 24th May, 2010



This was my first thought... then I suppressed it in shame.

sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 24th May, 2010

Yeah his missus is apparently pregnant with his child too,.

p1owz0r

p1owz0r said on the 25th May, 2010

@grattan, it's pleasing to know that there are nicer people than me out there and that they hang around on slipknot threads

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 25th May, 2010

Hate this band, but a death is always sad...
Rest in peace.

icutmyownhair

icutmyownhair said on the 25th May, 2010


What about people who are alive and have a family and they're not dead?

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 25th May, 2010



Fuckem. Stop being such a softie, Cuts.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th May, 2010

I hope it was a drug overdose and not autoerotic asphyxiation.

It's about time rockstars manned up and hit the hard stuff again and stopped being wankers.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 25th May, 2010

Awful news. Paul was a great performer.

ruduger

ruduger said on the 25th May, 2010

all that anger didnt get him to far

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th May, 2010



yeah but nice people die young sometimes too. does that mean being nice to everyone doesnt get you anywhere either?

ruduger

ruduger said on the 25th May, 2010

sorry i was just being silly.... i know how sensitive slipnot fans are

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 25th May, 2010

I hope it was a autoerotic asphyxiation.

It's about time rockstars necked up and hit the hard stuff again.

Is that what you meant?

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th May, 2010

No.

I hope he didn't commit suicide.

Frisco88

Frisco88 said on the 25th May, 2010

damn, really sad news!
hmm i am sort of swaying towards drugs that killed him though...

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th May, 2010



I dont think you can be in a band like Slipknot without being angry about SOMETHING.

Frisco88

Frisco88 said on the 25th May, 2010



maybe he was angry about life.... in that case...

grattan

grattan said on the 25th May, 2010

Amazing ad placement work by the The Daily Telegraph:

http://media.crikey.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/25-05-2010-10-08-11-AM.jpg

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th May, 2010

The most unbelievable thing is that grattan bothers to read The Daily Telegraph.

grattan

grattan said on the 25th May, 2010



Was mentioned as an ad placement fail in Crikey - can I have a little cred back?

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 25th May, 2010

Suppose so, but you're on probation.

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 25th May, 2010

As I'm always on the lookout for irony; what did he die of? An aneurysm? - what were the lyrics to that song?

"Inside my head I wait and bleed"*




*I may have got the lyrics completely wrong

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th May, 2010

All is forgiven grattan.

Do you like having your own institute?
http://www.grattan.edu.au/assets/nav/GI_2COL_LA_CMYK.gif

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 25th May, 2010

It was "inside my shell", Mark.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th May, 2010

Well if the autopsy proves he was a turtle, then the irony will be plentiful.

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 25th May, 2010

Could his mask be a metaphorical shell.


AHHH METAPHORICAL IRONY!

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 25th May, 2010

Aren't we all turtles, hiding in our own metaphorical shells?

Ahhh METAPHYSICAL irony!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 25th May, 2010

We're going to need a turtle fence ITT.

p1owz0r

p1owz0r said on the 25th May, 2010

may i remind you all that a man is dead!?!

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th May, 2010



Well, the latest news is that he might have actually been a turtle. Still waiting for confirmation.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th May, 2010



You can consider it confirmed - I read it on Wikipedia.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th May, 2010



You think we're being disrespectful now, wait until lineofbestfit arrives...

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 25th May, 2010

Shit dudes being inappropriate and shit ITT...

BTIazza

BTIazza said on the 25th May, 2010



hahaha exactly.

I remember a couple of years ago I read a story about him crashing his car into some poor bastard and leaving them with a blank cheque to take care of the damage.
Got done with Cocain and neg driving....

Something like that. Someone keen to find the an article on it???

rockstaa_batesy95

rockstaa_batesy95 said on the 25th May, 2010

man this is fucked!
first the rev! & now paul gray!
what the fuck! in order to be a great musician you have an early expiry date?
something needs to be done about this surely. slipknot are the biggest metal band in the world. is it just me or is this a possible riot cause?

r.i.p paul gray

death_in_vogue

death_in_vogue said on the 25th May, 2010

Wow this is so sad. I especially feel bad for his partner who is pregnant at the moment.

adam12

adam12 said on the 25th May, 2010

man this is fucked!
first the rev! & now paul gray!
what the fuck! in order to be a great musician you have an early expiry date?
something needs to be done about this surely. slipknot are the biggest metal band in the world. is it just me or is this a possible riot cause?

r.i.p paul gray

what are you going to riot against? death?

sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 26th May, 2010

The band just gave a press conference, all unmasked and with Gray's wife. Was quite intense, they were all crying.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 26th May, 2010



At least they had the sense of occasion to ditch the masks.

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 26th May, 2010

Will he get buried in the mask, Bela Lugosi-style?