Paul Gray (Slipknot)


Paul Gray (Slipknot)

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Paul Gray



Img_capt = Paul Gray performing in Slipknot at the Mayhem Festival in 2008
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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Paul Dedrick Gray
Alias = #2, Applesauce
Born = birth date and age|1972|4|8
Los Angeles, California
Origin = Des Moines, Iowa
Genre = Heavy metal, Nu metal, Alternative metal
Occupation = Musician, songwriter
Years_active = 1996–present
Instrument = Bass guitar, backing vocals
Label = Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast, Pale One, -ismist
Associated_acts = Slipknot, Anal Blast, Vexx, Body Pit, Inveigh Catharsi, Reggie and the Full Effect
URL = http://www.slipknot1.com
Notable_instruments = Ibanez PGB1L Signature Model

Paul Dedrick Gray (born April 8, 1972), also known by his number #2,cite web |title = Paul Gray Biography |publisher = IMDB |url = http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0336870/ |accessdate = 2008-05-22] is an American musician known as the bassist of Slipknot.

Personal life and career

Gray was born in Los Angeles, California, shortly before his family relocated to Des Moines, Iowa. In his youth, Gray performed in bands such as Anal Blast, Vexx, Body Pit and Inveigh Catharsi.

As well as lending his bass talents to the band, Gray has also sung backing vocals on select songs Slipknot has performed live, among them "Spit It Out", "Get This", "People = Shit", "Disasterpiece", "Three Nil", "Pulse of the Maggots" and "Before I Forget" – usually when vocalist Corey Taylor's voice has become too dry, tired, or hoarse. Outside Slipknot, Gray has filled in as bassist for Unida during their 2003 tour, appeared on Drop Dead, Gorgeous' "Worse Than a Fairy Tale", done a brief tour with Reggie and the Full Effect and appeared on the Roadrunner United project, performing bass on "The Enemy" and "Baptized in the Redemption" from the project's album "The All-Star Sessions".

In June 2003, Gray was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.cite web |title = Paul Gray Mugshot |publisher = Mugshots.com |date = 2003 |url = http://www.mugshots.com/Music/Paul+Gray.htm |accessdate = 2007-12-15 ] Turmoil was caused within Slipknot's fanbase when Gray's mugshot from the incident surfaced, as at this time, with the exception of Corey Taylor and guitarist James Root, unobstructed photographs of most members of the band's faces were exceptionally rare.

Gray is married as of August 2008.

Discography

Filmography

* 1999: "Welcome to Our Neighborhood"
* 2002: "Disasterpieces"
* 2002: "Rollerball"
* 2006: ""
* 2008: ""

Equipment

Bass guitars

* Ibanez PGB1L Paul Gray Signature left handed Bass Guitar (A custom version of the ATK bass, with factory tuning BEAD)
* Warwick Thumb Bolt-On left handed

Amplifiers

* Peavey GPS 2600 Power Amp
* Peavey Pro 1600 watt Bass Amp Head
* Peavey Pro 810 Bass Enclosure

References

External links

* [http://www.slipknot1.com Slipknot website]


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