Originally Posted by AnthG
That was to add up to a minute of silence for Justin, the kid who met them through Make-a-Wish and who they wrote the song "Justin" from that album about.
Okay, now I feel like a dick.
But actually, I remember reading an interview with the band when the album came out. The interviewer asked what the deal with the twelve blank tracks was and the bands answer was "nobody's ever done it, so we figured why no". No mention of Justin.
But that's really the stupidest answer I've ever heard in my life. I'm pretty sure it was Guitar World magazine and it was Munky and Head doing the interview.