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Slipknot reveals Donnie Steele will rejoin

Slipknot has revealed that original member Donnie Steele will rejoin this summer for the band's summer festival run. 

The 'Wait And Bleed' band's bassist, Paul Gray, tragically died in 2010 so his new replacement will come as a welcome surprise to fans. The band explained the decision on their official website:

“Donnie was in the band at the very beginning, and rather than get an outsider, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to Paul to play with someone from within the family. Donnie was great friends with Paul and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate his memory than with someone who was there with us at the very beginning. The eight of us are looking forward to being onstage again and honoring Paul’s legacy with our families in Europe and Brazil this summer.”

Slipknot will perform at the UK's Sonisphere Festival later this year before moving on to other live shows around Europe. Watch frontman Corey Taylor explain the uncertainty surrounding a new Slipknot album here: