Ahead of their concert in North Carolina, Slipknot will partner with LGBTQ advocacy group Equality NC to help repeal the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which decides which toilet a transgender person can use.
Slipknot have decided to go ahead with their North Carolina show, despite their disgust over the US state's ''bathroom bill''.
Although they admitted to reservations about playing in North Carolina, the band ultimately decided to partner with LGBTQ advocacy group Equality NC to help repeal the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which decides which toilet a transgender person can use.
They said: ''When we started this tour, we had reservations about playing in North Carolina because of a law recently passed there called HB2. The law halts the rights of LGBTQ people, doesn't allow for cities to pass a living wage for the working class. We believe that regardless of who you are, or what you believe in this country - and in our own metal community - that everyone should be given access to equal opportunities they need to succeed. This law flies in the face of those values.
''We believe that regardless of who you are, or who you love, you shouldn't have to face hatred at home or in your community. Our fans in North Carolina deserve better, so we decided not to cancel. We don't care where you pee - just please flush. It's pretty simple, really.
''We're coming to North Carolina to show our fans that they can make the difference needed to repeal this law and return their state to a place that welcomes everyone and values differences.''
Slipknot play Charlotte, North Carolina's PNC Music Pavilion on Tuesday (02.08.16).
It's been almost three years since the release of their second album The Ride and now Catfish and the Bottlemen return with the video for their...
Everyone's favourite pop rock band return with an animated lyric video for their new single 'Bad Liar'. Following 'Machine', the single features on...
Janelle Monáe parties and drives with her girl squad in the video for her latest single 'Crazy, Classic, Life', taken from her album 'Dirty...
To coincide with the new BBC mini-series adaptation of leporine epic Watership Down, Sam Smith has unveiled a new single entitled 'Fire on Fire'.
Professor Green and Rag'n'Bone Man have teamed up for a heart-wrenching video for their single 'Photographs'.
Tristan Corrigan on the difficulties of making music within a genre that is so popular.
From 'Happy' to 'Banana Pancakes', these are soaked in positivity.