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.
Aaaaand here's my personal top 100 of the year. Only requirements were to be on an album released during 2003 or to be a single sometime during the year. 100. Idlewild - A Modern Way Of Letting Go - The Remote Part 99.