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Slipknot Had To Steal Their Own Album To Fix It

04/21/2015
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(TeamRock Radio) Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor reveals that the band stole the master tapes to their 1999 self-titled debut to mix it themselves because they didn't like the mixes they were hearing.

The frontman was asked to rank the band's albums and sharing stories about them with Noisey when he made the following revelation, "I don't know if anyone's ever told this story, but Clown, Joey, and Ross Robinson broke into the studio where the master tapes were, because we weren't liking the mixes we were getting.

"They broke in, stole the tapes, and mixed it themselves! [Laughs] I think Paul was there too. I had to go back to Iowa to go back to work, and I get a call from Clown: "By the way, we committed grand larceny, we just stole our own f***ing album."

"And they sat down and mixed it because no one else understood it. When you're the first, no one knows. There's not track record for it. So we'd get these sh*tty f***ing mixes that were either too thin, too bass-laden. People didn't understand what this noise was. So we ended up mixing it ourselves, man."

"There's so many crazy stories from that first album, I can look back and smile that it's happened to us, and the subsequent years. It all started from the first album and all the crazy sh*t." Read more here.

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