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Slipknot suffer oldie taste test

Slipknot have faced a senior citizens’ taste test – and escaped with a possible pass mark.

Corey Taylor and co are the subject of the latest Elders React video clip, where a panel of older people are asked to watch the band in action.

First reactions run from “It gives me a headache” and “I can hear a father or mother saying, is this my child?’ to “They’re really going for it” and “They’re jumping, boy I’ll tell ya.”

Asked if they’d attend a Slipknot show after what they’ve seen, four reply with a straight “no,” but one says she’d go “if I took a couple of aspirins.”

However, the last panellist enthuses: “I’d love to, but my body’s too broken now. My whole love of live music is revived again!”

Slipknot – who launched their long-awaited video for Killpop this week – headline Download at Donington on June 12 as part of a European festival tour:

Jun 11: Greenfield, Switzerland

Jun 12: Download, UK

Jun 14: Novarock, Austria

Jun 16: Copenhell, Denmark

Jun 19: Hellfest, France

Jun 20: Graspop, Belgium

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history. He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.