Slipknot honored their late bassist Paul Grady with a moment of silence prior to their headlining set at the Sonisphere Festival 2011 in Knebworth, England, on July 10.
The PA blasted out Slipknot’s “Vermilion Part 2″ ahead of the remembrance, which took place at the start of the band’s first U.K. appearance since Gray’s death in May 2010. Gray’s bass guitar, jumpsuit and mask were placed center stage as singer Corey Taylor and percussionist Shawn Crahan stood together at the side of the stage. The entire festival site fell into a respectful silence for a full two minutes.
Visit the Sonisphere Radio website here to watch the Paul Gray homage video.