Slipknot have named a live replacement for deceased bass player Paul Gray, who died last year as a result of an accidental drug overdose.
Filling in for Gray will be original Slipknot guitarist Donnie Steele. Donnie had actually reconnected with Paul in recent years.
“Donnie was in the band at the very beginning, and rather than get an outsider, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to Paul to play with someone from within the family,” the band said.
“Donnie was great friends with Paul and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate his memory than with someone who was there with us at the very beginning. The eight of us are looking forward to being onstage again and honoring Paul’s legacy with our families in Europe and Brazil this summer.”
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