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  Wednesday 26th May 2010

PAUL GRAY, SLIPKNOT

The world has gone mad!!

Pete Steele, Ronnie James Dio and now Paul Gray all taken by the rockin’ Grim Reaper within weeks.

When Mr G called me last night with the news that ‘The Pig’ had been found dead in a hotel room in Iowa my heart sank, not just because he was only 38 and a friend but also that he was due to be a father later this Summer when his wife Brenna has their first child. My thoughts and condolences go out to her and all the members of Slipknot.

I first met Paul in late May 1999 when I was MC’ing the US Ozzfest and over the next few months I got to know ‘#2’ and the rest of the band well.

It was remarkable that at the beginning of the tour their first album hadn’t even been released - it was a month into the tour before it was - but by the end of the tour a month later they had sold over 1,000,000 copies. I felt privileged to see a band go from nothing to worldwide success in just a matter of nine weeks and I felt even more privileged that by the end of the tour I had nine more friends.

Over the years when I met up with the band I would discuss with Paul and Mick about taking them to see Stonehenge. Sadly we never did make that journey and now we never will.

Paul - I’m going to miss you so much.

RIP

paul gray

paul gray

paul gray


 






 
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