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  • Slipknot Recruits Original Guitarist Donnie Steele to Play Bass for Summer Tour Dates

    Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:02:00

    Slipknot Recruits Original Guitarist Donnie Steele to Play Bass for Summer Tour Dates - The band released a statement on the matter late last week

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    Slipknot bassist Paul Gray tragically passed away almost a year ago, leaving the legion of maggots wondering what the band would do next in terms of filling his role. The band posted a statement on their web properties about their upcoming summer festival dates, regarding who will be playing bass for them.

    The statement is as follows: "For their upcoming shows in 2011, Slipknot has asked Donnie Steele to fill in for Paul Gray on bass. Donnie, as some may recall, was the original guitar player in Slipknot and had actually reconnected with Paul in recent years. Donnie was in the band at the very beginning, and rather than get an outsider, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to Paul to play with someone from within the family. Donnie was great friends with Paul and we can't think of a better way to celebrate his memory than with someone who was there with us at the very beginning. The eight of us are looking forward to being onstage again and honoring Paul's legacy with our families in Europe and Brazil this summer."

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