Slipknot (band) is formed

Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa, formed in 1995.

Slipknot consists of nine members, the current band members are Sid Wilson, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor. Each member of the band wears a unique mask.

1995: Shawn Crahan, Paul Gray, Kun Nong, Donnie Steele and Anders Colsefini, 5 well-known musicians from Des Moines, Iowa, decided to start a new band. But this band was not going to be a common band; it must be the band, the one that will **** everything up! Anders Colsefini was, at the very beginning of Slipknot, the singer, Shawn Crahan was the drummer, Paul Gray was playing the bass, Kun Nong was playing the guitar and Donnie Steele was also playing the guitar. Wanting it to be perfect, they tried to recruit the best musicians from Des Moines to complete the band.