Slipknot Steals Spotlight At Kerrang! Awards

Say what you want about their music, but the men of Slipknot know how to celebrate.

The masked Iowa rockers walked away from this week’s Kerrang! Awards in London with three honors, while leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

According to sources on the scene, the fun began when the group’s “Wait And Bleed” was named Best Single, and the band celebrated by smashing glasses on its table. Upon hitting the stage, Slipknot DJ Sid slugged percussionist Shawn Crahan after a coin toss, and the band then picked up its award without uttering a word.

Next up came the band’s acceptance of the Best International Live Act award, which saw the group smash its chairs and the microphone before frontman Corey Taylor simply thanked the group’s fans.

Finally, Slipknot picked up its third Kerrang! award of the evening, Best Band In The World, and celebrated by flipping off the crowd. Amid the mayhem, the band also found time to set its table on fire.


While Slipknot stole the spotlight in more ways than one, Kerrang! spread the love around to numerous acts this year. Recent Ozzfest grads Queens Of The Stone Age were named Best International Newcomer, while the Deftones’ “White Pony” earned the Best Album award. Blink-182′s “All The Small Things” was named Best Video, while Foo Fighters, Marilyn Manson, Motorhead, Ross Robinson, Hundred Reasons, Napalm Death, One Minute Silence, and Stereophonics also picked up awards.