We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Slipknot, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more interesting facts about this heavy metal band that you definitely (probably) did not know. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: Sid Wilson Broke Both of His Heels at a Show. At the first night of the Mayhem Festival, Wilson broke both of his heels. Apparently, he was in such excruciating pain that he could barely perform.
Number Seven: Corey Taylor Threw Some Shots. While recording Iowa, Taylor went to the Rainbow Bar & Grill and saw one of his heroes being generally unpleasant and terrible. He started throwing shot glasses at him because he was so upset – and drunk. He was asked to leave and nearly got banned for life.
Number Six: One Member Had a Weird Threesome. Though it has never been made clear which member this happened to, Corey Taylor said that “a person in the band” had a threesome involving two girls peeing on him. Not only that, but the rest of the band and crew were there to watch it.
Number Five: Some Fans Were More Hardcore Than They Were. Though we mentioned the dead crow in a jar that the band members would smell during their shows, some fan members were so hardcore that they asked to see the crow – and they would eat it.
Number Four: Crahan May Have Signed a Heart. In the band’s earlier days, Crahan said that one female fan brought him an animal heart and asked him to sign it.
Number Three: But He Didn’t Sing That Femur. Another female fan once brought a decaying femur for the band to sign. They were touring in a foreign country where gravedigging was easier to do than in the United States.
Number Two: Some of Their Lyrics Were Based on a Video Game. Not very much information is available about Slipknot’s first album, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat., but what is known is that most of their lyrics for this album were actually based on a video game called Werewolf: The Apocalypse.
Number One: Mick Thompson Loves Cats. Though Thompson can come off as quite intimidating, he has admitted that he is a cat lover at heart.