Hatebreed frontman comments on Paul Gray's death

Paul Gray Hatebreed bassist Chris Beattie and vocalist Jamey Jasta have released the following statements regarding the passing of SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray.

Beattie: "It came as a surprise today to hear that Paul Gray passed this morning. He was a great guy and an amazing bass player. I consider it an honor to have gotten to know him. His contribution to the music world was enormous and will live on forever. R.I.P."

Jamey Jasta: "Paul was a stand-up guy and a great musician. He and SLIPKNOT changed the face of rock music as we know it. Just about every metal band member from 1999 onward owes him a salute.

"My condolences to his band, family and fans.

"We'll miss you dearly, Paul. We are eternally grateful to you."

Paul Gray was found dead in a hotel room in Urbandale, Iowa on Monday morning.

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Date: May 24, 2010
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