Mushroomhead 'Would Love' Slipknot Tour

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Mushroomhead's Jason Popson says the band are keen to do a special mask and make-up tour with Slipknot, Mudvayne and GWAR,  Metal Hammer reports.

His thoughts come on the back of Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor's comments that he would be interested in bringing the artists together for a one-off tour.

Popson tells "I would love for that to happen - we would love to be a part of anything with them. Years ago, I met Slipknot's Sid Wilson and Paul Gray and we talked about it - we actually laughed about it.

"A lot of the media has created some type of friction or feud between us and it's all misguided. We've always respected that band and I think they're phenomenal players. I would love to play with them - I would love the opportunity."

Speaking about the possible four-band tour, Slipknot's Taylor says: "It probably won't happen right away, just because Slipknot's been gone for a while, we have all these changes, and we've a new album coming out. We want to kinda take the first six or seven months and re-establish ourselves."

Slipknot are currently working on a new album which has a tentative release date of late 2014. It will be their first recording since 2008's "All Hope Is Gone" and the first since the death of bassist and founding member Paul Gray in 2010.

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    I find it funny when folks say "Band A sucks! Band B is so much better and shits all over band A!" When in reality, Band A and B are pretty good friends with each other and would laugh at any phrase like that.
    If they brought that tour to Europe, this could be a big chance for Mushroomhead.I don't really like their stuff.Over here in Germany nobody really knows them, while I think people could really enjoy what these guys do. If they do that tour, they definetly have to take it to Europe
    This would be awesome. Add mudvayne and you can take all my money.
    struggle with reading? Mudvayne is included in the prospect of this 4-band tour.....Slipknot, Mushroomhead, Mudvayne and GWAR
    who needs superheroes when you've got those awesome bands in costume to rule the world?
    This was announced about 12 years too late... Imagine how big this would be if it took place in the early 00's
    Yeah I bet they would love the exposure it would give them.
    I was surprised to hear that Mushroomhead is still an active band. I vaguely remember a song/video in the late 90's... "Solitude" or something like that. It just seemed like they were trying to ride Slipknot's wave. I've never been much of a Slipknot fan but that Mushroomhead song sounded sorta cool in a way... I'll have to find it.
    replica_ · Jul 16, 2014 04:38 PM
    Sounds like you don't know your history. The feud between slipknot and mushroomhead fans started because mushroomhead started years before the knot in 93' I believe. They had the masks and everything then slipknot showed up. I'm a mushroomhead fan since forever but I'm biased cuz they are my hometown band. I still enjoy slipknot tho and I've seen them live once but I've seen shroomhead live well over 20 times
    We just opened for these guys in Salt Lake, and I have to admit, they were pretty wild
    Sleaze Disease
    I find it extremely hard to believe that there are that many people who care about Mudvayne. They're from my hometown and nobody here cares about them anymore. When was the last time they even put anything out?
    Many people, just go on any Hellyeah article or video, there's always many "bring back Mudvayne" comments. And it's not like it's been that long, their last album came out in 2009, Slipknot hasn't released anything new since 2008 but they're still relevant.
    Sleaze Disease
    Ok, so it came out in 2009--how many people bought it? Also, I didn't even know about until I read your comment, that's how little press there is about them anymore.
    I don't see how Gwar can tour...
    Yeah Corey Taylor said in an interview that he's been trying to put this together for a couple years now with Gwar headlining with Slipknot, Mudvayne, and Mushroomhead. I don't think that Gwar would be able to do it now but this tour would be a HUGE opportunity for Mudvayne to get back out there and especially with a big sold out arena tour in the US with one of the biggest metal bands who are releasing a new album (Vol.5) which will prob. make it number 1 on the charts. I really really really ****ing hope they do this tour