Over the weekend Slipknot headlined the Download festival and drummer Joey Jordison says the experience of playing live with the band takes him to a different level, but he also claims the shows don’t come without their challenges and it all pays off in the end.
He says, "An easy Slipknot show doesn't exist. It's tough – but we wouldn't like it if it was easy. Once we lock in, it's like I black out; I don't notice any of the pain I might be experiencing. I've got eight other guys to guide with the tempo of the songs. I don't have time to feel any sort of pain or hurt. What's so gratifying about playing a show that intense is when you get off the stage – you know you really delivered at the top of your ability and performance. That's what makes it all worthwhile."
With the Rolling Stones' U.S. tour ending next week in Washington, D.C., the question among fans is: Will this be the last time the band plays the states? The name of their tour – 50 & Counting – doesn't really suggest "farewell tour", and last year they recorded two new songs new songs "Gloom And Doom" and "One More Shot”, that have made their set list every night.
Guitarist Ron Wood — who is still considered the new dude in the Stones, even though he joined up in 1975 —was recently asked if they have any plans to hit the studio again.
Wood said, "Well it takes so much time and effort to take this thing back on the road, [but] we've got the big wheels rolling now. We've just got to find the gaps to record."
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