Though the weather was cold, the ground was muddy and the sun was lost all day in the clouds, it didn’t stop thousands of die-hard heavy metal and hard rock fans from descending upon Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore on Sunday, Nov. 5, for Knotfest. The second half of the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest weekend was just as crowded — if not more packed than — Ozzfest the day before.
Knotfest, curated by beloved metal band Slipknot, featured sets by Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor’s Stone Sour, Orange County’s Eighteen Visions, San Diego electronic rock duo Prayers, Testament, The Black Dahlia Murder and more.
In the 12-hours of hard rocking chaos we came up with the most memorable moments from Knotfest 2017.
While out on tour in early October, shock rocker Marilyn Manson was injured when his hefty double pistol stage prop fell and crushed him, breaking his right leg in two places. Despite his very obvious medical walking boot, Manson made his return to the stage at Knotfest, first in a rig that was half wheelchair, half Segway that allowed him both to stand and sit and maneuver 360 degrees.
He addressed his injuries in between “Revelation #12” and “Disposable Teens,” telling the crowd, “I am broken, but you can’t break me.” He performed in front of the same props that had crushed him earlier in the year, though this time they were probably more secure. The flow of the set was a bit awkward and momentum was definitely lost…Read More