Remembering Slipknot’s Paul Gray, in pictures

Slipknot founder, bassist and songwriter Paul Gray would have been 50 years old today…

Remembering Slipknot’s Paul Gray, in pictures

Paul Gray would have celebrated his 50th birthday today. Though the Slipknot co-founder and bassist has been sorely missed in the years since his passing on May 24, 2010, he is not forgotten. Today, we pay tribute to his memory and legacy, with this gallery of incredible photographs courtesy of our very own Paul Harries, who shot the band many times through the years.

Here's to #2 – sadly gone, but fondly remembered.

Paul wearing his classic pig mask and red boiler suit in the early days of Slipknot.

Opting for the black boilersuit this time, standing in a black tiled room while throwing the horns. Pretty metal.

Browsing the metal section in Virgin Megastore.

Chris feeding Paul one of his five microphones a day.

On set at the Psychosocial video shoot.

Paul and Jim Root waiting patiently for the carnage to unfold on the Duality video shoot.

Paul and Corey Taylor backstage.

Jim, Corey and Paul with their Icon award at the 2008 Kerrang! Awards.

Those. Eyes.

Paul points out the one coward who refuses to sit down during Spit It Out.

"There's something not right with this mirror."

Paul onstage during the All Hope Is Gone tour.

Genuinely terrifying.


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