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This morning Paul Gray, Bassist, songwriter and founding member of the ever-so-popular Metal/Nu-Metal band Slipknot was found dead in his Hotel room at 10am today.

 

As a big fan of Slipknot this really sucks.. he was such a good bassist, hopefully they can pull together and still kick some major ass.

RIP Paul 1972-2010

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="ElvisSolomon" data-cite="ElvisSolomon" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="28334" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>This morning Paul Gray, Bassist, songwriter and founding member of the ever-so-popular Metal/Nu-Metal band Slipknot was found dead in his Hotel room at 10am today.<p> </p><p> As a big fan of Slipknot this really sucks.. he was such a good bassist, hopefully they can pull together and still kick some major ass.</p><p> RIP Paul 1972-2010</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> For such a big fan of the band, seems like you would've known he actually died over a month ago.</p>
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I wouldn't go that far. The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zepplin, The Who...they're great bands.

 

Slipknot are good.

 

14 million records sold in an era when platinum is a major accomplishment. In a genre which recieves hardly any media attention aside from channels, radio stations, magazines and websites that are solely dedicated that genre. They are pretty much carrying the metal flag right now. I would call them great, not in the same breath as Zep and The Who, but yes great.

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Yeah, he passed away quite some time ago.. I actually started the other thread about it.. I believe I called it something along the same lines as this thread name.

 

But Slipknot is a great band, they are the flagship for Melodic Metal. Sure they scream on occasion but what Metal band(now days) really doesn't? Paul Gray should be noted and thanked for bringing Slipknot to fruition. Him & Shawn really tried hard to get the band into the media spotlight and they have and haven't turned back. Congrats guys, and RIP Paul.

 

Actually now that I go back to my original thread he copied and pasted everything I said exactly.. check it out for yourselves.

 

http://greydogsoftware.com/forum/showthread.php?t=136838

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SLIPKNOT BASSIST: CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED

Slipknot bassist Paul Gray died from accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl (which is a synthetic type of morphine). This has now been officially confirmed. Gray was found dead on May 24 at a hotel in Urbandale, Iowa.

 

Taken from TotalRock.com

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14 million records sold.....

 

Dude? I'd check that source ;)

 

I enoyed some of their early stuff.

 

Edit - After a quick search....

 

cavemanic08-06-2002, 06:19 PM

heres some you can either find some on http://www.blabbermouth.net and do a search for "soundscan" or http://www.metal-sludge.com/SludgeScanChart.htm but that is more hair metal stuff ,though they do have some underground bands from time to time ,as far as a soundscan site I THINK there is a RIAA site somewhere on the net ,don't know where though!

 

 

 

 

KORN – Issues: 3,047,076

KORN – Follow The Leader: 3,414,717

LIMP BIZKIT – Chocolate Starfish…: 6,259,073

LIMP BIZKIT – Significant Other: 7,237,123

METALLICA – Metallica: 13,101,377

METALLICA – Load: 4,682,409

METALLICA – Re-load: 3,607,713

PANTERA – Reinventing The Steel: 570,148

PANTERA – Great Southern…: 758,681

PANTERA – Far Beyond…: 1,308,380

PANTERA – Vulgar Display…: 1,781,674

MEGADETH – The World Needs…: 195,770

MEGADETH – Risk: 304,236

MEGADETH – Youthanasia: 891, 333

MEGADETH – Countdown To…: 2,134,113

SLAYER – God Hates Us All: 180,867

SLAYER – Diabolus In Musica: 253,302

SLAYER – Divine Intervention: 405,092

ANTHRAX – Volume 8: 77,878

ANTHRAX – Stomp 442: 115,017

ANTHRAX – Sound Of White Noise: 511,284

SLIPKNOT – Iowa: 726,388

SLIPKNOT – Slipknot: 1,414,552

SEPULTURA – Nation: 55,721

SEPULTURA – Against: 127,547

SEPULTURA – Roots: 357,257

SEPULTURA – Chaos A.D.: 452,528

SOULFLY – Primitive: 226,569

SOULFLY – Soulfly: 337,590

FEAR FACTORY – Digimortal: 156,264

FEAR FACTORY – Obsolete: 406,247

FEAR FACTORY – Demanufacture: 240,229

STATIC-X – Machine: 400,320

STATIC-X – Wisconsin Death…: 793,934

ORGY – Vapor Transmission: 319,759

ORGY – Candyass: 1,163,898

PAPA ROACH – Infest: 3,164,840

HOOBASTANK – Hoobastank: 538,762

POWERMAN 5000 – Tonight The Stars…: 1,285,243

POWERMAN 5000 – Mega!! Kung Fu…: 151,474

ROB ZOMBIE – The Sinister Urge: 744,859

ROB ZOMBIE – Hellbilly Deluxe: 2,609,972

OZZY OSBOURNE – Down To Earth: 737,053

OZZY OSBOURNE – Ozzmosis: 1,572,385

MARILYN MANSON – Holy Wood…: 446,756

MARILYN MANSON – Mechanical…: 1,237,008

IRON MAIDEN – Brave New World: 237,814

IRON MAIDEN – Fear Of The Dark: 402,929

IRON MAIDEN – Rock In Rio: 18,525

BRUCE DICKINSON – Chemical Wedding: 39,698

BRUCE DICKINSON – Accident Of Birth: 44,474

BIOHAZARD – Uncivilization: 20,633

BIOHAZARD – New World…: 51,147

BIOHAZARD – Mata Leao: 51,408

BIOHAZARD – State Of The World…: 198,790

JUDAS PRIEST – Demolition: 42,831

JUDAS PRIEST – Jugulator: 108,174

HALFORD – Live Insurrection: 25,532

HALFORD – Resurrection: 60,870

TWO – Voyeurs: 47,469

FIGHT – A Small Deadly Space: 67,407

FIGHT – War Of Words: 223,902

ICED EARTH – Horror Show: 31,967

ICED EARTH – Something Wicked…: 41,590

KING DIAMOND – Abigail II…: 13,466

KING DIAMOND – Voodoo: 32,907

KING DIAMOND – Spider's…: 29,224

MORBID ANGEL – Gateways…: 31,357

MORBID ANGEL – Formulas Fatal…: 43,011

MORBID ANGEL – Covenant: 119,893

DEICIDE – In Torment In Hell: 10,923

DEICIDE – Insineratehymn: 26,939

DEICIDE – Legion: 102,056

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Gore Obsessed: 13,974

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Bloodthirst: 36,574

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Bleeding: 93,588

IN FLAMES – Clayman: 21,773

MESHUGGAH – Chaosphere: 35,232

SAVATAGE – Poets & Madmen: 16,517

SAVATAGE – Edge Of Thorns: 107,880

SOILWORK – Natural Born Chaos: 2,267

SOILWORK – Predator's Portrait: 6,326

SINERGY – Suicide By My Side: 1,300

SINERGY – To Hell And Back: 2,325

CHILDREN OF BODOM – Follow…: 7,946

SENTENCED – Crimson: 7,285

SENTENCED – Frozen: 4,406

SENTENCED – Down: 4,575

TO/DIE/FOR – Epilogue: 649

SKINLAB – Disembody…: 35,925

SKINLAB – Bound, Gagged…: 14,927

AMORPHIS – Am Universum: 7,757

AMORPHIS – Tuonela: 12,765

AMORPHIS – Elegy: 15,100

IMMORTAL – Sons Of Northern…: 3,223

BORKNAGAR – Empiricism: 3,096

HAMMERFALL – Renegade: 8,969

HAMMERFALL – Legacy Of Kings: 14,436

HAMMERFALL – Glory To The…: 11,279

SEBASTIAN BACH – Bring 'Em…: 16,979

NEVERMORE – Dead Heart In…: 19,962

NEVERMORE – Dreaming Neon…: 18,302

ENTOMBED – Morning Star: 2,669

ENTOMBED – Uprising: 3,354

ENTOMBED – Same Difference: 6,808

ENTOMBED – Wolverine Blues: 56,764

HELLACOPTERS – Grande Rock: 8,639

HELLACOPTERS – Payin' The Dues: 8,422

BACKYARD BABIES – Total 13: 2,988

BLIND GUARDIAN – Night At The…: 6,177

BLIND GUARDIAN – Nightfall…: 14,583

PRIMAL FEAR – Nuclear Fire: 3,766

DESTRUCTION – Antichrist: 1,877

DESTRUCTION – All Hell Breaks…: 3,110

KREATOR – Violent Revolution: 2,511

QUEENSRYCHE – Q2K: 147,396

QUEENSRYCHE – Hear In The Now…: 304,075

QUEENSRYCHE – Promised Land: 741,648

MACHINE HEAD – Supercharger: 44,994

MACHINE HEAD – The Burning Red: 134,458

MACHINE HEAD – The More Things…: 115,104

MACHINE HEAD – Burn My Eyes: 145,240

DOWN – II: 62,366

DOWN – Nola: 232,847

ANDREW WK – I Get Wet: 45,598

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD – City: 9,328

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD – No Sleep…: 4,098

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD – Heavy As…: 7,138

 

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14 million records sold in an era when platinum is a major accomplishment. In a genre which recieves hardly any media attention aside from channels, radio stations, magazines and websites that are solely dedicated that genre. They are pretty much carrying the metal flag right now. I would call them great, not in the same breath as Zep and The Who, but yes great.

 

Just let me know when people are playing Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat in 50 years time and I'll fully retract my comments :-p

 

Don't get me wrong, I was very much into Slipknot as an angry, spotty 15-16 year-old, but now that I'm old enough to realise that my stepdad doesn't hate me and I have beautiful skin, they're demoted from the IPod with the exception of a couple of tunes in my workout playlist :D

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But Slipknot is a great band, they are the flagship for Melodic Metal. Sure they scream on occasion but what Metal band(now days) really doesn't?

 

Nightwish. At least, they didn't USED to. Things could've changed since they picked up that new girl.

 

Hell, Bathory -- who isn't a melodic metal band -- rarely slips into heavy growling.

 

Pretty much every speed metal band.

 

Slipknot is nu metal by most estimations I've heard. Melodic? You're the first to suggest it that I've met.

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One thing Genadi.. that's only got two of there CD's. Subliminal Verses was there top selling CD and then All Hope is Gone did amazing as well. So they could be close to 14 Million .. also there first CD went Platinum.. and you have to sell so many copies to do so. And it's alot more than 700,000.

 

I still listen to M.F.K.R. for the record. With Lead singers Anders Colsfini(spelling?).

 

People will still be listening to Wait and Bleed in 50 years I can see. And maybe even some of the newer ones.. Alot of people don't listen to the first cd of alot of bands though so you're statement is somewhat blasphemy. Sorry for anything I may have said to hurt someone. I just really love the band.

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Not trying to be offensive either. You can have your tastes, and that's fine. But I do kind of agree with Brashley in that I really don't think that Slipknot has that kind of staying power.

 

Not that anything I listen to does either.

 

Now... the slip-knot you tie in ropes. Now there's something really useful.

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One thing Genadi.. that's only got two of there CD's. Subliminal Verses was there top selling CD and then All Hope is Gone did amazing as well. So they could be close to 14 Million .. also there first CD went Platinum.. and you have to sell so many copies to do so. And it's alot more than 700,000.

 

2 million is platinum if memory serves me correctly. I didn't think they had more then 4 or 5 albums, even if all 5 went platinum that's still 4 million short.

 

I'm just sayin'

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Your memory is off this time, Genadi.

 

In the US, Gold is 100,000; Platinum is 1,000,000; and Diamond is 10,000,000.

 

In Australia, since I noticed you're from there, it's only 35,000 for Gold and 70,000 for Platinum, but I digress.

 

EDIT: Since we're on the subject:

 

Slipknot, their first album, went Double Platinum. Since then, Subliminal Verses has gone Platinum, Iowa has gone Platinum, 9.0 Live has gone Gold, and All Hope is Gone has gone Gold.

 

At least that's what the RIAA had to say about it.

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My girlfriend loves Slipknot, it's a heirloom from her angsty teen years. I used to enjoy them in my teens, but eventually discovered real music. Now about as far into the realms of "mainstream" I go are Queens of the Stone Age.

 

Slipknot's first commercial success(self-titled) was awesome. But I thought Iowa and everything from that point on SUCKED. I have to be honest... when I saw "great musician" I was thinking someone from a real band that's honed some time-honored classics died. You know, like maybe Paul McCartney.

 

Slipknot aren't even legends in the metal genre. Wish all of these "maggots" would grow up and turn into flies.

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Slipknot- Self titled album- 2x Multi platinum; Certification Date- 02/05/2005

Slipknot- Iowa- Platinum; Certification Date- 10/10/2001

Slipknot- Volume 3- Platinum; Certification Date- 02/21/2005

Slipknot- 9.0 Live- Gold; 12/09/2005

Slipknot- All Hope is Gone- Gold; Certification Date- 12/09/2008

 

This is from the RIAA's actual site. So anyone trying to dispute that Slipknot hasn't had platinum albums is full of it. Also, all three of their home video dvd's have gone platinum as well. In the case of the Disasterpiece's dvd, it went 4x platinum.

 

Genadi, you might want to check your source, because platinum means a million copies and three of their albums went platinum...just sayin

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Which means that they sold 4,000,000 on platinums; 200,000 on golds, and we're still NOWHERE near 12 million.

 

EDIT: Adding in the DVD, that's 8 million. Closer, to be certain, but still not 12 million. And I thought we were just talking about records?

 

EDIT: I'm sorry, 14. Still not 14 million.

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Music DVD's:

Welcome to Our Neighbourhood - Platinum.

Disasterpieces - 4x Platinum

Voliminal - Platinum

 

Add that to music and that's just over 10 million records in the US alone. The fact is often stated as 14 million records worldwide so yeah...

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Slipknot- Self titled album- 2x Multi platinum; Certification Date- 02/05/2005

Slipknot- Iowa- Platinum; Certification Date- 10/10/2001

Slipknot- Volume 3- Platinum; Certification Date- 02/21/2005

Slipknot- 9.0 Live- Gold; 12/09/2005

Slipknot- All Hope is Gone- Gold; Certification Date- 12/09/2008

 

This is from the RIAA's actual site. So anyone trying to dispute that Slipknot hasn't had platinum albums is full of it.

 

No one said anywhere they haven't sold platinum albums, I'm not sure you've read the thread properly.

 

Genadi, you might want to check your source, because platinum means a million copies and three of their albums went platinum...just sayin

 

Source looks solid, it's dated pretty plainly 2002 so more copies have been sold since. I still don't think they've sold 14 million copies, please someone provide me with a link to a reputable source and I will change my mind.

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http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH

 

From the RIAA (input Slipknot for search).

 

They list Slipknot with 6x Platinum from Video Albums. Then another 4x Platinums from Audio Albums with two Golds. All in the US.

 

Edit:

In the beginning, there was only a Gold® album award for the sale of 500,000 copies. As the industry grew, other awards were developed. The Platinum® award (1,000,000 sold) was created in 1976 and with the advent of the compact disc and the subsequent increase in sales, the Multi-Platinum™ award was created in 1984.

 

There you go.

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