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SLIPKNOT’S 7 MOST GROSSEST STORIES ON SPIN.COM…

Posted on November 10, 2011

SLIPKNOT’s Sid Wilson, Shawn Crahan and COREY TAYLOR spoke to Spin.com recently and regailed some of their grossest stories – a whole seven of them in fact! Check out the below extracts:

7. The One With The Fans Who Maybe Should Wash More…

Crahan: “There’s one thing that I think is pretty gross but I don’t want it to be demeaning to anybody. I started wearing surgical gloves at in-stores. I would shake hands with everyone, of course. But I would look at the line and see folks rubbing their hands on their nose, looking like they hadn’t showered in four days. I mean, I’ll shake their hand, but when you do an in-store for 4,000 people, you’re like, ‘I just got exposed to Cincinnati’…

6. The One Where Sid Broke Both of His Heels

Taylor: “Oh, yeah, Sid broke both of his [heels] on the first night of the Mayhem Festival. He was in so much pain he was having a hard time doing his parts.”
Wilson: “Yep, both my heels at the beginning of a show. I was jumping over Paul [Gray, bassist], done it a million times, and for some reason this time I was a little far behind myself and I had on all 30, 40 pounds of leather and chains, kind of a Road Warrior thing. I had done the jump in dress shoes lots of times. I was cocky and I didn’t look at the arena first…

5. The One at the Viper Room…

Taylor: “While we were recording Iowa, I was nearly banned for life from the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip, where the clientele has not changed in 30 years. I saw one of my one of my heroes there, a guy I just worshipped, and he was being really unpleasant. And that really bummed me out and I got wasted. In my drunken anger, I started hurling shot glasses at him. I was asked to leave and the owner the next day called my manager and said, ‘If he ever pulls that again, he’s banned for life…The next thing I know, I wake up in my hotel, basically naked, some girl in my bed, no idea who it was and there’s porn on the TV. ”

4. The One With the Pee…
Taylor: “I can tell you that a person in the band, won’t tell you which one, was filmed in England on the floor of a shower area, having two chicks piss on him. It was definitely the strangest threesome ever”…

3. The One With the Dead Bird…
Wilson: “We had a dead bird in a jar. Clown kept it in there for a long time. We’d bring it out on stage and take big deep breaths out of it, see what death smelled like, have that inside you, gets you in that dark place. It would make you throw up immediately, vomit in your mask. He had it in there for so long it started getting this gelatinous liquid in the jar as it decayed. One particular show, early on in our career, when the bird was at that stage, Clown huffed it, I huffed it, I threw up immediately. But the O.G. Maggots, before we made it big, they were nuts. They were saying, ‘Let us smell it.’ So we put the jar down there and they start pulling out this stuff and eating it! I think it was more disturbing for us. The kids were sicker than we were. They always had something to prove.”

2. The One With the Pig Heart…
Crahan: “In the early days, I would get a lot of dead birds, a lot of dead shit in jars, mainly birds, of course. But there was one girl on the east coast who brought me a cow heart or a pig heart. I just remember her coming up and, like, smacking me in the head and throwing this heart down and being like, ‘Can you sign this?’

1. The One With the Decaying Human Femur…

Crahan: “This is the craziest thing that ever happened and it kinda bothered me for a while. We were in a foreign country, I won’t say which one to protect this girl’s identity. She was living it like we were living it. Her clothes looked like she sewed that shit up herself, really weird material, but it was what she loved.

She gave me a human femur bone that she had written ‘People = Shit’ on it. It wasn’t a normal clean, bleached bone. It was brown and dirty and she had clearly gotten it from a grave. The country where we were, it was very easy to do. This bone had sand and dust on it and in blue ball point pen right in the middle, ‘People = Shit.’ I mean, I believe the soul immediately goes when we died and even thought the body is just a shell, I still want to have respect for those remains. But if there’s one thing we are saying in Slipknot, it’s ‘Don’t ever judge me.’ So I sat her down and had a very personal talk with her. She was very deep into our thought processes and really in love with our idea, so in love that she went to these realms. So there was a person [from whom the bone was taken] that had no idea they were going to be brought into our thought process. That’s how circumstantial and random life is.”

Read the full article on SPIN’s website by clicking here.

You can pick up a copy of SLIPKNOT’s 10th Anniversary Edition of Iowa by pointing your mouse in this direction.

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