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Slipknot’s Alessandro “V-Man” Venturella Borrowed A Bass From Tool’s Justin Chancellor For One “The End, So Far” Track


It’s safe to say that few expected the opening track on Slipknot‘s latest album “The End, So Far” to go where it did. A relative step into the unknown for the masked chart-toppers, that song, “Adderall“, has certainly fueled some heated discussion around the internet. In order to nail the low end tone for it, the band’s bassist Alessandro “V-Man” Venturella had to venture a bit of out of the box himself.

In doing so, he found himself utilizing an old Fender P-Bass lent to him by Justin Chancellor—the acclaimed bassist of the enigmatic progressive alternative metal superstars Tool. An interview with Knotfest saw Venturella explain how that came about:

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“When we did ‘Adderall‘, we were looking around and I didn’t want to use my standard bass that I use live. Kindly, Justin from Tool lent us this really old P-Bass—That’s the bass that I wrote ‘Adderall‘ [with.] Those types of little things just make the album special.”

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