Of all of the recent deaths in the metal/rock scene, I think this one hit me the hardest. Once you look past the masks and the whole exterior, Slipknot wrote some really well crafted and surprisingly intelligent songs and in my opinion don't get the credit they deserve.
It'll be interesting to see if they carry on after this, considering Paul was a founding member and wrote a lot of their songs. RIP.
What's with all the Counting Crows hate? They're one of my favourite bands ever. Sure, I guess they got a bit MOR on the last album but I still think they're quality. I will give you that August and Everything After was their best CD though.