has admitted the planned two-minute silence for Paul Gray
will be louder than anything the band can produce on stage.
Speaking to Radio One's Daniel P Carter
backstage at Sonsisphere
Helsinki the Slipknot singer said it would be a moving tribute but a fitting one and one which he was looking forward to.
He said: "At Knebworth at 2pm on the 10th we are going to observe a two minute silence for Paul in honour of him. I'm really, really glad that everyone has responded to it and are ready to join us for it.
"It's gonna be pretty heavy and I'm looking forward to feeling that. There's something to be said about that which is so loud and so much louder than this band. It'll be good for everyone to pay their respect.
Slipknot are poised to bring the curtain down on the UK leg of the Sonisphere
marathon this weekend and the band have a handful of explosive surprises up their sleeves for fans who flock to Knebworth.
He continued: "We've done a handful of these and it's been good with good feedback and a good way for us to say thank you to the kids and celebrate with everybody.
"(At Knebworth) We're going to have huge booms, fire, Corey makes big boom go boom. We've got a really good set together which really celebrates the whole career. It's very much about the audience, getting them into it and giving something to them and putting on a good, old-school Slipknot show. Enjoying it for what it is. The fans have really been responding to it so far.
Thanks for the report to RockAAA.com