SLIPKNOT members Joey Jordison and Shawn Crahan spoke to Kyle Munson of The Des Moines Register about winning their first Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance" at this past week's event in Los Angeles.
Crahan, who shed tears while accepting the award, said, "It was like I was being sucked down a black hole."
SLIPKNOT snagged a Grammy on their sixth consecutive year of being nominated.
"It really still hasn't sunk in yet," Jordison said Friday from Los Angeles. "I'm glad that we didn't win it earlier," he added. "It really felt like we deserved it this time."
Band members have carved out time for various side projects, including singer Corey Taylor and Jim Root's more melodic metal band, STONE SOUR; Crahan's pop-oriented TO MY SURPRISE; and Jordison's shock-rocking MURDERDOLLS. DJ Sid Wilson has learned to play piano and is currently rehearsing a chamber-pop band called MY LOVE AFFAIR.
Some are raising families. Crahan is the father of four; his oldest, 14-year-old daughter Alex, attended the Grammys with him. Taylor has three kids.
Post-Grammys on Wednesday, the members of SLIPKNOT made the rounds of various record-industry parties, including a stop at Paramount Studios. Crahan and his family eventually grabbed late-night burgers. Wilson ended up at Club LAX, owned by a friend and fellow DJ.
Crahan hits the road in March with TO MY SURPRISE. Jordison — who will spend May through August touring as the drummer for MINISTRY, one of the bands that SLIPKNOT bested in the Grammy race — said SLIPKNOT has "skeletons of about eight or nine songs that were left over from 'Vol. 3' that just didn't come into fruition." Songwriting sessions are tentatively set to begin later this year in Des Moines.
"There will be another record," Jordison promised.