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.
So I bought American Idiot (the new Green Day album) last week and I have been listening to it virtually non stop since then. I didn't really listen to any Green Day before this album and I didn't know hardly anything about them.