Slipknot's Corey Taylor pays tribute to Astroworld victims, instructs crowd to look after each other

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor paused a concert over the weekend to pay tribute to the people killed in a crowd surge at Travis Scott's Astroworld music festival earlier this month.

The metal star told the crowd at Welcome To Rockville to "look out for one another", not only at that event but any concert they attend.

Footage of the moment has been shared on YouTube and is being widely circulated and reported on.

"I'm not going to bring everything down but I feel like it needs to be said. One of the wonderful things about this genre, about this audience, about this family is that we look out for one another," said Taylor.

"This is supposed to be a place of celebration, of love and about looking out for one another and everybody that's ever been in a f**king mosh pit knows, if somebody goes down, you get them right the f**k back up."

Taylor has spoken out about crowd safety and been filmed stopping shows that appear dangerous in the past.

However, a 62-year-old Slipknot fan died after being hit in a mosh pit at a 2019 concert of the 'Psychosocial' hitmakers, so the Astroworld tragedy may have hit close to home.

"I want you all to hold on to the memory of those eight souls that we lost," said Taylor at Welcome To Rockville.

"But I also want you to remember this. No matter what show you go to, if you've got eyes, you keep them open, you keep them focused and you look out for one another."

Last week the death toll of the Astroworld stampede rose to nine after a 22-year-old woman succumbed to "horrific injuries" sustained at the concert. A nine-year-old boy who was on his dad's shoulders at the event remains hospitalised on life support.