Guitarist Jim Root recently posted a photo on his Instagram account to let fans know that Slipknot is working on new material, and singer Corey Taylor confirms the news -- there will be a new album this year. Beyond that, Taylor won't say much, including who might be standing in -- permanently or temporarily -- for newly-departed Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison . who parted ways with the band in January. "We are making an album, that's all I can say," Taylor tells ABC News Radio. "[Keeping details secret is] a necessary evil."
In the midst of the down-low Slipknot recording comes other band news -- Slipknot turntablist Sid Wilson has just signed an exclusive recording contract with Sono Recording Group, with digital distribution rights by Spotify. Wilson appears under the names of " Sid " and " DJ Starscream ," a nod to the Transformers franchise.
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