Recently in the world of Facebook, big things have been happening. Just under a month ago, a few fans of both bands decided to make a group to try and get some attention to their cause - making a Slipknot
tour to happen.
The results have been far greater than they could have imagined. Jeffrey Nothing
of Mushroomhead got wind of the effort at some point early on, and has personally been posting on Mushroomhead's official facebook page about it. The link to the Facebook group can be found here
In just over 3 weeks, the group has gotten over 14,000 members and it's growing by an average of 500 new members per day. This says a lot, considering up until only a few years ago, the fans of both bands had an imaginary "feud
" between them, which was basically just started and fueled by the media to generate tension and therefore news worthy stories about the bands.
Even Corey Taylor
is on board with the idea. He can be seen here talking about the long dead feud, and the possibility of a tour between Slipknot and Mushroomhead with GWAR
on as well during a Q&A session after a set on his solo tour in Sayerville, NJ.
WARNING! This video
contains quite a bit of naughty language.
A few notable things to mention is that Jeffrey Nothing (as stated before) is a very active member of the group himself and has been posting almost non-stop on Mushroomhead's own Facebook page about it (which can be found here
). He has also notified the group that he has spoken with Oderus
of GWAR and they are on board with it and would do it if, or rather when, it happens. He is also trying to get Chad Gray
to agree to getting Mudvayne on as well, but progress on that is slow and steady. Slipknot are also for the idea, but their management wants to see more support.
The metal community knows that Slipknot are currently lined up to be on Mayhem Fest
this year so this would happen in the fall at the earliest and in the summer of 2013 at the latest. Slipknot's management want to see around 500,000 members in the group before they'll consider signing onto it, but at the rate the group is growing, it'll hit that well before Mayhem Fest is done.
Show your support and make great things happen, join the group