Top Ten Facts About Slipknot

The Top Ten

1 The band once changed into their Slipknot costumes in a local store in Iowa, and were mistakenly busted by police for armed robbery

At Nik Brusk: This list is awesome. Haha!

2 Ross Robinson had a habit of making the band run laps from mountains to get their blood pumping and throwing plants at them when recording the self titled album

That explains why their self titled was so energetic.

3 When Sid Wilson's grandfather died, he arrived in the studio they were recording Iowa in and screamed into a mic Clown gave him. The screams turned into the opening track "(515)"

This one though... very weird.

4 The dreadlocks on Corey's first mask were real; he shaved his head and glued the dreads to the mask

No way! - TwilightKitsune

5 The song "Prosthetics" was based off of the movie "The Collector"
6 Shawn Crahan always wears gloves when meeting fans, after seeing how dirty some can be


7 Sid Wilson shot himself with a nail gun when Slipknot was recording All Hope Is Gone

This is crazy!

8 The band never washed their masks in tours so they could "keep the spirit" of past shows

Bands have their own mottos and beliefs. They seem pretty weird but end up being cool.

9 Mick Thomson loves cats

Who doesn't love cats? - TwilightKitsune

10 Shawn Crahan used to smell a jar with a dead crow carcass midway through shows maintain the vibe

Ugh. That sucks.

The Contenders

11 Slipknot's influences are Kiss, Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Faith No More, Helmet, Mr. Bungle, Tool, Slayer, Fear Factory, Skinny Puppy, Neurosis, Judas Priest, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, and Beastie Boys
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