For months now, members of Slipknot have expressed different opinions about the band’s plans to make their first album without late bassist Paul Gray , who died in 2010. Frontman Corey Taylor says that while the band will definitely make a new album, they’re not sure exactly when they’ll begin the recording process.
“We're just taking baby steps and trying to do it right,” Taylor tells the Phoenix New Times . “Not rush into anything, and just get to a point where we're ready to make music without Paul. Which is going to be really hard, but we need to go down that road and…just coming together as a family again for it to be right."
Taylor added he felt that guitarist and Slipknot founding member Donnie Steele was the right choice to fill in for late bassist Paul Gray during their current Rockstar Mayhem Festival dates with Slayer and Motörhead .
“It just makes sense to have someone from the family come in and pick up, help us pick up the pieces,” explains the singer. “But I don't see us ever replacing Paul. There's no replacing. But for now, Donnie is doing a great job and he's been helping us carry on.”
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