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SLIPKNOT's SID WILSON isn't bothered by increased media attention for his relationship with KELLY OSBOURNE

01-09-2022

Sidney George Wilson, better known as the mask-wearing turntablist for heavy metal group SLIPKNOT, says that he doesn’t mind the media attention he has been receiving after it was revealed that he and Kelly Osbourne, the 37-year-old daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, are expecting their first child together. “I don’t know. It doesn’t bother me at all,” Sid told Knotfest at this month’s Knotfest Finland festival. “It’s just part of my life. I love her to death. It’s just the path I’m meant to be on, so there’s no awkwardness about anything like that. It’s like it was just always happening. (Laughs)”

Watch the interview below.

This past February, Kelly said that she was “deeply in love” with Wilson. For Valentine’s Day, Kelly shared several photos on Instagram of her and Wilson, and she captioned the post: “After 23 years of friendship I can’t believe where we have ended up! You are my best friend, my soulmate and I am so deeply in love with you Sidney George Wilson.”

Sid also shared one of the same photos on his Instagram and wrote: “There is not enough colours to display the palette of Love I have for you in my Heart. Happy Valentines Day my Love XoXo”.

In January, a source told People that Osbourne and Wilson, who is eight years her senior, recently took their relationship to the next level after more than two decades of knowing each other.

Kelly and Sid met when his band was touring with Ozzfest in 1999,” said the source, referring to the music festival founded by her parents. “They have remained friends since. They are very happy together.”

In late January, Osbourne revealed that she carries around a big pillow of Wilson when she travels. Kelly shared a photo on Instagram Story of herself posing with a large, screen-printed pillow of Wilson’s face, and she captioned it: “Everywhere I go I take my baby with me.” She also shared a quote on her Story, tagging Wilson on the slide.

“&& so there’s this boy, And the way he laughs makes me smile, And the way he talks gives me butterflies, And everything about him, makes me happy,” the quote read.

Kelly split from her cinematographer boyfriend Erik Bragg last October after one year together.

Kelly previously discussed her desire to have children on a June 2021 episode of “Red Table Talk”. At the time, she said: “I feel very behind. As a woman, I would have loved to be married and have children by now. My brother (Jack) has three daughters and I would have loved to have kids by now, but that wasn’t what was in the cards for me yet.”

“I would have been no kind of mother at all,” she added. “Because I was that crazy addict that was like, ‘Oh yeah, I’ll stop doing drugs when I get pregnant because I have to.’ Like, that’s insane that I would ever even think that.”

Slipknot recently released the official video for “Yen”. The song is taken off their new album ‘The End So Far’, scheduled for a September 30 release on Roadrunner Records.

“Yen” follows the forthcoming album’s lead single “The Dying Song (Time To Sing)” which arrived last month accompanied by an official music video directed by the band’s own M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan. The track garnered widespread acclaim upon its arrival with The Fader declaring “It absolutely rips,” and Rolling Stone praising it as a “punishing new elegy.”

A four-camera video of SLIPKNOT performing its previous single, “The Dying Song (Time To Sing)”, live for the first time on July 28 at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic is now available (courtesy of YouTube channel Bahomar).

Watch “The Dying Song (Time To Sing)” live and it official video directed by SLIPKNOT percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan below.

Produced by SLIPKNOT and Joe Barresi“The End, So Far” includes the band’s 2021 surprise single “The Chapeltown Rag” and follows their widely celebrated 2019 album “We Are Not Your Kind”, which marked SLIPKNOT’s third consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The release made a massive global impact with No. 1 debuts in the official album charts of twelve countries around the world, including the U.K., Australia, Canada and Mexico, with Top 5 debuts in an additional twelve countries including Germany, France and Sweden.

Regarding the lyrical inspiration for “The Dying Song (Time To Sing)”SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor told Kerrang! magazine: “To me, it just seems like it’s all the outrage and none of the punishment. For the last few years it’s been very trendy to be offended and outraged by everything, and yet nothing happens – especially in my country, which is just fucking ridiculous. It’s almost like the tables have turned, and the more angry people get, the more the people who they’re mad at just double-down on the shit. Instead of there being cause and effect, or crime and punishment, now it’s just like, ‘Fuck you, we don’t care.’ I can’t tell if that’s a reaction because of the almost nihilistic isolation of the cultures themselves, where neither side is acknowledging any of the good parts of each other – they’re just really honed in on the shit that they consider inflammatory. And it’s almost like people are ringing the doomsday bell. You’re sitting there going, ‘Well, it’s been fun! Everybody, pick up your trash when you’re leaving, and I’ll see you in Hell!’ That’s kind of what that song is. It’s just like, ‘If we don’t figure it out, I’ll see you when the meteor hits, basically.'”
 
As for SLIPKNOT’s working relationship with BarresiTaylor said: “He’s one of those dudes who’s got great ideas, but he also allows you to do what is on your mind. If he has an idea, he lets you pursue yours, but then he’ll go, ‘You know, just for me, try this and see if these things can live together.’ He’s very unassuming, which is kind of rare these days. Sometimes you can get a producer who’s trying to enforce their will on it, but Joe just wants what’s best for the album, and what’s best for the song, and what’s best for the performance.”
 

“The End, So Far” track listing:

01. Adderall
02. The Dying Song (Time To Sing)
03. The Chapeltown Rag
04. Yen
05. Hivemind
06. Warranty
07. Medicine For The Dead
08. Acidic
09. Heirloom
10. H377
11. De Sade
12. Finale

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