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Wednesday, 20 March 2002

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Bowen's first job is to makeover the tour bus.

In what is being heralded as the most surprising move in any band's career, thrash metallers "Slipknot" have hired the talents of interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Bowen, 36 is rumoured to be thrilled by the new prospect, and is already in the process of designing himself a "fabulous nouveau-Elizabethan boiler suit" to put the rest of the Iowa 9 to shame.

'Knot's label, Roadrunner Records, are allegedly in negotiations with the band, and are threatening to drop them in response to this action which they are calling preposterous.

Bowen's role in the band would be instrumental, tells Corey Taylor, Slipknot number 8 and frontman of the band. "His first job would be to renovate and refurbish the Slipknot tour van, with a mixture of early 19th century prints, late Georgian sculptures and lashings of mid-Edwardian style colours and patterns, and all for under 200 quid." Taylor also hinted at the possibility of Bowen having a guest appearance on the band's next album (currently entitled "The Men In The Iron Masks") playing his specialty instrument, the trombone.

The "Changing Rooms" team are said to be happy for Bowen, not least because they're glad to see the back of the pompous git.

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