Slipknot Bassist, American Head Charge Duo Join Forces

F.O.R. will play first show this month while shopping around demo.

While his Slipknot bandmates are exploring new sonic realms with Stone Sour and Murderdolls, bassist Paul Grey is keeping it loud in a new band called F.O.R., which also features American Head Charge singer Martin Cock and guitarist/programmer Chad Hanks.

The group has recorded a demo of pile-driving originals and is shopping it to labels, Slipknot's publicist said. F.O.R. are also planning to take the show on the road, playing their first gig on December 20 at the 93X Nutcrackers Ball in Minneapolis, where they'll appear with Disturbed, Stereomud and Stone Sour.

Additional F.O.R. concerts will follow, and Stone Sour will tour overseas through February 2003. Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison's Murderdolls will also stay on the road until early February.

But don't think Slipknot, whose "Disasterpieces" is #3 on the Billboard DVD chart (see "Hard Times Spawn Slipknot's 'Disasterpieces' DVD"), are hanging up the masks. While vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root are tied up with Stone Sour and Jordison with Murderdolls, Grey and the remaining Slipsters will convene in Iowa after the New Year to work on new songs, and the full team will reconvene by March.

And F.O.R. won't spell the demise of American Head Charge, either. That band will continue working on its second disc through the holidays and hopes to have the album released early next year.