After winning the best live band award and best single at the 2000 Kerrang! Awards, Slipknot showed their appreciation by wrecking the stage and setting their table on fire. Organizers might be in trouble because this year the nine-piece masked band has earned six nominations.
The 2009 Kerrang! Awards takes place at a “top secret” London location Aug. 3. The event is put on annually by Kerrang!, the U.K. weekly music magazine. (Kerrang! refers to the sound made when smashing a guitar.)
"I am thrilled," Slipknot singer Corey Taylor said in a statement, according to Reuters. "It is just another reason (why) this has been the best time of our career."
Bojangles Colosseum, Charlotte, N.C.
February 10, 2009
Taylor is co-hosting the event along with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian.
Slipknot was nominated for best live band, best video (“Sulfer”), best album (All Hope Is Gone), best international band and twice for best single (“Dead Memories” as well as “Psychosocial”).
Metallica earned five noms for best live band, best single (“All Nightmare Long”), best video (“The Day That Never Comes”), best album (Death Magnetic) and best international band.
Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and James Hetfield arrive at a news conference in Austin, Texas.
March 20, 2009
Placebo and Gallows were nominated for three awards and Enter Shikari, The Prodigy and Green Day were bestowed with two noms each.
The fate of the bands is in your hands as fans can cast their vote for their favorite artists on the Kerrang! Awards website. One lucky voter will win a pair of VIP tickets to the award ceremony.
Slipknot took home the Icon Award in 2008 and the best band on the planet award in 2001.
Click here for the full list of nominees.