Behind the Player: Paul Gray

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Behind The Player: Paul Gray
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ReleasedNovember 1, 2008
Length72 mins
Label IMV
Director Leon Melas
Producer Ken Mayer & Sean E DeMott

Behind The Player: Paul Gray is an instructional video by Slipknot's late bassist, Paul Gray. Released on November 1, 2008 through IMV the DVD features a brief overview of Gray's musical history, in-depth lessons on how to play bass for two Slipknot songs, as well as other bonus material. [1] Gray gives a walk through of the bass sections for the tracks "Duality" and "Surfacing"; there is also a jam session which features Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga and a video tab for both tracks.

Contents

Contents

Behind The Player

Gray talks about his background in music including his history as a guitar player and a bassist, how he met the other members of Slipknot, his musical influences and his bass setup. [2]

"Duality"
"Surfacing"
Special features

Personnel

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References

  1. "Slipknot Bassist Releasing 'Behind The Player' DVD; Trailer Available". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-10-29. Archived from the original on 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
  2. Paul Gray (2008). Behind The Player: Paul Gray (DVD). IMV.