Roadrunner Records - Slipknot's hard-hitting, aggressive metal anthems are getting…
- Posted on Apr 23rd 2010 4:00PM by Steve Baltin
"We came up together. We had the exact experience in the same city, being in a rock band that was breaking big," Farrell says. "We came up through that, all the seediness and the debauchery, so it's all there. I couldn't have asked for a better partner, I'll tell you that right now."
McKagan brings a lot to the table, through his experience with Guns and Velvet Revolver, as well as frontman experience of his own with Loaded, but with everybody having been friends for years there are no egos involved. "He writes, he's cool, he's considerate, he's respectful, he gives space, he's positive, he's intelligent," Farrell says. "He's a star."
With Jane's enjoying their honeymoon phase with a new member, the new album is coming together great. "We've got maybe seven great songs and they just keep coming," Farrell says. And what are some of the standouts so far? "There's one song, 'Top Dog,' I like. There's one, 'Oh Magic,' and then there's another one called 'The Art of Great Escape.' I'm thinking of calling the record 'The Great Escape Artist,'" he says.
As for that possible album title, it's a reflection of Farrell, the great party host who leads his guests to escapism. "This is the great escape around," Farrell adds, pointing to the scenic desert and palm trees that surround him backstage at Coachella. "This is about the great escape artist. Just by itself -- done, great, perfect."