Slipknot

Slipknot has an undoubtedly huge fanbase due to their music, aesthetics and amazing live shows.

Apparently, one of their biggest fans is pop musician and makeup/fashion designer Rihanna. Yup, you read that right.

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The news comes from an unlikely source. Fashion mogul Tim Blanks posted a photo celebrating the launch of Rihanna’s new fashion line.

“The first time I met Rihanna, she told me her favourite band was Slipknot. SHE’s launching her fabulous new collection in Paris, but where are THEY now?” the caption reads.

Fans in the comments were not pleased the way Blanks dissed Slipknot, who are undoubtedly very successful. However, Blanks cleared things up in the comments when he said he’s still a “huge fan” of the band.

Rihanna is no stranger to the metal scene, as she’s been spotted wearing Judas Priest shirts and bringing a death metal logo to the VMAs a few years back.

More Slipknot news

Last week, Slipknot unveiled their new masks in the music video for their intense new track “Unsainted.” Along with that unveiling, fans quickly realized that there was a ninth member in the band.

After the band parted ways with Chris Fehn earlier this year, Slipknot fans began to wonder if the band would leave the percussionist’s spot open or fill it with a new member.

While it looks like that empty void has definitely been filled, it appears that fans may not know the identity of this mysterious ninth member anytime soon.

In an interview with Kerrang!, Corey Taylor and Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan refused to give up the identity of their new bandmate.

“The position you may or may not be talking about is nobody’s fucking business,” Clown says.

He later adds that it will be up to the fans to decide who the new member is after watching Slipknot perform live, stating “The proof is in the pudding.”

Last week, Slipknot announced the details of their sixth LP along with the release of the first single, “Unsainted.”

“This is most time we’ve had to write a record, and work stuff out together,” guitarist Jim Root says. “One of my inspirations this time around was those artists that recorded full length albums – not just songs.  While the industry is moving toward singles, Slipknot wanted to make an album experience, front to back.”

The official video for “Unsainted” was directed by the band’s very own M. Shawn Crahan and offers a glimpse into what we can expect for the future of Slipknot.

Check out “Unsainted” below!

WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND is set to be released Aug. 9 and is available for preorder here.

Slipknot recently announced The Knotfest Roadshow North America tour, hitting the road this July with Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth. You can grab tickets here and check out dates below.

Dates:

07/26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
08/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
08/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
08/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/06 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/08 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
08/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds*
08/11 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/12 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

08/16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
08/18 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/20 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/21 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/23 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
08/24 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/27 – Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
08/28 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/31 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

09/01 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
09/03 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/04 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/06 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
09/07 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
09/08 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot and Gojira only

What do you think of Rihanna being a Slipknot fan? Sound off in the comments below!

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