Slipknot once opened for an unsuspecting jazz audience.
It might be hard to believe, but back in their early career, Slipknot once supported a jazz band in their hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. Recalling the incident, singer Corey Taylor said the jazz musicians "were so stunned with the madness" emanating from Slipknot's brand of masked metal.
"It was a gig-trade because [founding Slipknot percussionist] Clown owned a bar in Des Moines," Taylor explained. "They all, like, stared at us like we had shit in our hands and had thrown it at them. And then driving home, both vans broke down in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of winter. So some of us stayed, some of us walked to call a tow truck. That's what you did."
The jazz ensemble in question goes unnamed by Taylor. But talk about a memorable tale. Imagine showing up for a jazz performance and finding out the opening act are none other than members of Slipknot!