The Clash drummer Topper Headon who described the band as “F****** brilliant!”.
Despite the persistent rain, nine iconic masked figures are warmly welcomed by tens of thousands of drenched revelers as Slipknot launch their highly-anticipated set. It’s the fifth time Slipknot have performed at the Download festival, but the first without Joey Jordison behind the drums
The chemistry with the audience comes across brilliantly, even if the sound on the Belfast and Dublin shows are a bit dodgy. This genius was taken from us at the tender age of 47, his passing has left a massive hole in the world of blues and rock. World renowned artists such as Slash and Joe Bonamassa continually champion his name, and cite him as a chief influence in their respective careers.