Band Fronted By Corey Taylor's Son To Play First Headlining Gig

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Slipknot and Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor's son Griffin and Griffin's band Vended will play their first headlining show on March 8th at the iconic local club Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, Iowa.

Griffin, who looks a lot like his old man, previously showcased his skills when he joined his dad onstage during Stone Sour shows in 2017 and 2018. He’s also played cover tunes with Shawn “Clown” Crahan’s son, Simon Crahan, who's also in Vended. Clown's daughter Alexandria Crahan-Conway has snapped Vended’s press pics.

The show in Des Moines echoes the origins of Slipknot itself, which was formed in the mid-1990s by musicians from the city’s underground metal scene. There would be numerous members and lineup changes before the band signed a record deal and Corey Taylor joined on vocals, but the group made a name for itself on the Des Moines circuit.

As for Slipknot, the band will head out on a new Knotfest Roadshow tour this May and launch the inaugural Knotfest At Sea cruise in August -- although it just postponed an Asian tour scheduled for later this month, including a two-day Knotfest Japan, due to the spread of the coronavirus.