Despite being one of the biggest and most popular metal acts of today, Slipknot have never performed at the globally renowned "Saturday Night Live" show so far. The band did find itself gracing the stage of such shows as "Conan," "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" or "Jimmy Kimmel Live," but has somehow missed out on the SNL performance.
Many of the group's fans think that this should change, and are now petitioning to get Slipknot to perform at the SNL. Founded back in July 2011, the "Slipknot for Saturday Night Live" Facebook page wasn't off to much of a good start, but is now growing rapidly, reaching the number of over 10,000 likes.
One of the main reasons behind the recent more rapid growth is the support the petition got from some of the Slipknot members themselves. At first it was the percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan who gave the page his "like." Then the band's label Roadrunner Records decided to also give their support, and now even the frontman Corey Taylor has publicly endorsed the campaign. Performing on SNL is a lifelong dream for some of the band members, a dream a fan named Chad Cheifer is looking to help them reach.
In a lengthy letter to Loudwire, Cheifer has explained the story behind the launch of "Slipknot for Saturday Night Live," commenting that Slipknot "gave him something to believe in" and that "Paul Grey would be proud."
As far as the new studio album goes, Taylor has recently stated it is about two years away. The band currently has a total of 5 concert dates confirmed for 2013, including a performance at this year's Download Festival in the UK.