Tuesday 28 June 2011, 11:20 | By

Sonisphere plans two minute silence for Slipknot bassist

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Paul Gray

A two minute silence in memory of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray will be observed at Sonisphere next week, it has been announced. At the festival, the band will play their first UK show since the musician’s death last year.

A statement reads: “Sonisphere will host Slipknot’s first UK performance since the tragic passing of bass player Paul Gray, at Knebworth on 10 Jul, where they close the Apollo Arena stage. The band would like to invite all the maggots in attendance to join them in paying their respects. At 2pm on the Sunday, a two minute silence, led from the Saturn Arena stage, will fall over the whole arena and all the stages at Knebworth, so fans can pay tribute to Slipknot’s number 2″.

A book of remembrance will also be available for fans to sign, which will be presented to the band at the end of the festival.

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