A file photo of the heavy metal band Slipknot. Paul Gray, who died in 2010, is squatting in the front center. Frontman Corey Taylor is behind him in the gray mask.
(Des Moines Register) -- Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor reported the theft of $36,600 worth
of musical equipment on Sunday afternoon, according to a West Des
Moines police report.
Two bass guitars once owned by deceased Slipknot bassist Paul Gray,
who died of an overdose in 2010, were included in the list of stolen
items on the report.
Taylor told police that a friend stole musical equipment when Taylor
and his wife were in Europe on a month-long tour, from which they
returned late Saturday. Taylor joined the Des Moines-based metal band in
A friend told Taylor's wife that she believed the suspect had been
stealing musical equipment from the couple's West Des Moines home and
storage units, according to the report. Another friend became suspicious
when he heard the suspect asking to buy equipment back from a local
guitar store, the report said.
A third friend was able to identify some of Taylor's equipment at the
guitar store, the report stated. The store's manager is storing some of
the stolen items and working to track down other equipment that was
The Taylors have recovered some of their stolen property, Lt. Jim
Barrett of the West Des Moines Police Department said Monday afternoon.
Barrett did not say how much or which items were still missing.
Police told Taylor to change the locks on both his residence and
storage units. No charges in the case had been made as of Monday
afternoon, Barrett said.