Roadrunner Records shared a professional video showing Corey Taylor, Paul Gray and Joey Jordison without masks playing the Slipknot song “(sic)” at a 2005 special show.
To celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2005, Roadrunner Records selected 4 team captains to lead 57 artists from 45 past and current Roadrunner bands to create one 18-track album titled “Roadrunner United”.
The release was marked by a stellar concert in December 2005 at the Nokia Theater in New York.
Earlier this year, Roadrunner announced that it would be re-releasing the Roadrunner United record in various formats, and now the label has shared one of the performances from the release show.
In this special performance of “(sic)”, taken from Slipknot’s 1999 album of the same name, Corey Taylor plays unmasked alongside his late Slipknot bandmates Paul Gray and Joey Jordison.
Also featured were Scott Yan from Anthrax, Andreas Kisser from Sepultura and Dino Cazares from Fear Factory. Check the performance below.
Joey Jordison was one of the founders of Slipknot and left the band in 2013. He died in 2021 at the age of 46. Paul Gray died in 2010 at the age of 38.
“It was incredible to be part of a lineup of such insanely strong forwards,” Scott said. “Wow! And to be able to play with Joey and Paul the night Cory sings is definitely a Make—a-Wish moment for me.”
Both the original album and the live performance itself will be widely available in various configurations on March 10, 2023. Pre-orders are available here.
Slipknot’s 2022 album “The End, So Far” was the last entry in their contract with Roadrunner.
Speaking to NME about their decision not to renew the contract, Taylor explained that Roadrunner is “a completely different label than it was when we first signed with him. Once you get into the hands of people who don’t care, it’s just a fucking business. And so it happened.”
He added: “We had to fight for every fucking release we had because the people who are now working on Roadrunner think they know what they’re doing, but in fact they don’t. They tried to give us fucking advice, and we were like, “What are you talking about? What kind of band do you think we’re from?”
His bandmate Clown recently announced that Slipknot’s “lost” album “Look Outside Your Window” may be released soon after their departure from the label.