Watch Corey Taylor and son Griffin singing together onstage with Slipknot

Vended and Slipknot
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Corey Taylor's son Griffin, the frontman of Vended, joined his father onstage on the opening night of Slipknot's European tour in Bucharest, Romania on July 20 to sing guest vocals on Custer, from .5: The Gray Chapter.

Vended, who also feature ’Knot percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan's son Simon on drums, are supporting The Nine on their European trek, and will also play a handful of headline dates while in Europe. 

On August 14, the quintet will open the Ronnie James Dio main stage at Bloodstock. They will then play headline shows at London's The Black Heart (August 15) and The Anvil in Bournemouth (August 17). 

Referencing their first trip to Europe, the Des Moines band say: "We’ve spent the past year playing shows, touring, releasing music, and meeting fans in the U.S. Now it’s time to start WORLD DOMINATION and hit Europe with the same energy. Hope you're ready, here we come…!"

Vended released a new single, Ded To Me, last week, describing the song as "unforgiving and uncompromising" and "a straight Fuck you!”

Last year Griffin Taylor complained that Vended had suffered a backlash due to comparisons with his father’s band.

“I love the fans because they've been there for my dad and they will be there for me and I will not force them to be. But we do get backlash because of the comparison and the similarities.

“But we are different. And there have been times where I've read some hate comments on YouTube and I literally went into the bathtub, filled the bathtub up and just immediately started crying.”

Watch fan-filmed footage of this wholesome family reunion below:

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.