Legendary singer Meat Loaf stopped by the offices of Metal Hammer magazine this week "and caused chaos upon his arrival". The magazine got the man himself to shoot a few videos, and one of those clips involves him talking about Slipknot.
Said Meat Loaf: "Slipknot has amazing arrangements, and musically, they're like a metal Beethoven." The 'Loaf has never shied away from the bombastic, of course, so that is praise indeed. But is he being serious?
Slipknot's Shawn Crahan seems to agree. "We give you everything," he told The Age this week. "We're the greatest band in the world as far as I'm concerned. I always laugh when bands say, You know, without the masks they'd be nothing.' OK, try playing one of our songs, try playing my drummer's parts, try playing my guitar player's parts.
"Now put on a mask and all this other s--t and run around like you're in a rugby game then I might start listening. Otherwise, why don't you take your shirt off and tell everybody how hot you are and how you've gotta slow things down for a minute. We have never had to pretend what we are what we are is intense."
Thanks for the report to Michael Leonard, Gibson.com