Corey Taylor marks late Slipknot band mate’s birthday with musical tribute

Corey Taylor marks late Slipknot band mate's birthday with musical tributeMick Hutson/Redferns Slipknot bassist Paul Gray would've celebrated his 46th birthday on Sunday. To the mark the occasion, Corey Taylor posted a musical tribute to his late friend and band mate. The track, posted to Taylor's Instagram, is a soft, instrumental piano ballad. In the caption, Taylor wrote, "Happy birthday #2," referring to Gray's official number in Slipknot. Gray died in 2010 at age 38 of a drug overdose. His death was the subject of a long, drawn-out wrongful death lawsuit, which was finally settled in 2018. Slipknot released their first album without Gray, titled .5: The Gray Chapter, in 2014. The band is currently working on the follow-up to The Gray Chapter, which is tentatively due out in 2019. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.