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Paul Gray

Paul Dedrick Gray (April 8, 1972 – May 24, 2010), also known as The Pig or by his number #2, was an American musician, best known as the bassist, primary songwriter and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot. Gray was born in Los Angeles, California. Later his family relocated to Des Moines, Iowa. In his youth, Gray performed in bands such as Nuclear Blast, Vexx, Body Pit, and Inveigh Catharsis. In June 2003, Gray crashed his car into another vehicle. After police were called to the scene and searched his car, Gray was arrested for possession of cannabis, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and failure to obey a traffic signal. At the time of his death, he was one of 3 original members of Slipknot remaining in the band, and the only one who had maintained his original role in the band due to Clown's switch from main drums to custom percussion during the early days. He was one of the two members not born in Iowa (the other is Jim Root, who was born in Las Vegas). In 2010 Slipknot released the Download 2009 performance on DVD in memory of Gray. Besides Slipknot, Gray filled in as bassist for Unida during their 2003 tour, appeared on Drop Dead, Gorgeous'

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Slipknot Bassist -- Grave Raided by Scumbags

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Grave Raided by Scumbags

Grave robbers have hit the burial site where Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was laid to rest back in May -- taking two cherished statues -- but now the rest of the band is on a mission to get the… READ MORE >

Slipknot Bassist -- Autopsy Shows Overdose

Slipknot Bassist -- Autopsy Shows Overdose

Slipknot bassist Paul Gray died of an "accidental overdose of morphine" ... this according to investigators. The Urbandale Police Department has released the toxicology results and final autopsy… READ MORE >

- 1529 days ago
Slipknot 911 -- 'Hypodermic Needle Next to His Bed'

Slipknot 911 -- 'Hypodermic Needle Next to His Bed'

The hotel employee who discovered the body of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray on Monday told the 911 operator he noticed a hypodermic needle and a bottle of pills in the musician's hotel room when he… READ MORE >

- 1556 days ago
Slipknot: Paul Gray Was 'The Best of Us'

Slipknot:
Paul Gray Was 'The Best of Us'

Members of the band Slipknot just held an emotional news conference about the death of the band's bassist Paul Gray -- calling him "the essence of the band." Without their trademark masks, the… READ MORE >

- 1556 days ago
Slipknot Bassist Found Dead

Slipknot Bassist
Found Dead

Paul Gray, the bassist from the band Slipknot, was found dead in a hotel in Iowa this morning ... this according to local police. According to the Urbandale Police Dept, an employee at the hotel… READ MORE >

- 1558 days ago

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