How did Slipknot (band) get their name?
In their earlier years, Gray formed a death metal band called Body Pit, soon becoming popular in the local scene. Modifidious stopped playing in the wake of death metal's increasing pull. Grey failed to get Jordison to join Body Pit, but soon after he recruited local guitar teacher, Mick Thomson, the band broke up. In September 1995, Crahan and Grey started a band named the Pale Ones. It was there, in late 1995, that Jordison suggested changing the band name to Slipknot after their song of the same name.