Slipknot wants to please the maggots
This beloved nine piece machine of modern American metal (especially lead vocalist Corey Taylor) is no stranger to being involved in controversy of any kind, particularly with other members of the music industry. This time they have decided to point their gun at the Foo Fighters.
In a recent Pollstar live event with artists spanning multiple genres, percussionist and backing vocalist Shawn “Clown” Crahan remarked at one point that the band would never at any point share the stage with the Foo Fighters. Crahan says:
“I ask myself, does Slipknot want to play next to the Foo Fighters? The answer is no, because my kids don’t want me to do that.
If we play alongside the Foo Fighters we are going to get new fans, I agree with that. I love that. But I’m worried about the kid that won’t come to the show, because we’re playing with the Foo Fighters. He wants to know why we’re not playing with Nine Inch Nails.
Those kids tell all of us what they want. So, don’t try to figure out ways of how to combine things for the new fan. I don’t need the new fan, I need the fan that has anxiety, parents are getting divorced, social problems, gender problems – I need them to come to the ultimate show. And they’re going to get that at Knotfest.”
At press time there is no announcement of when or where the next Knotfest will be.
Slipknot is reportedly going to be working on a brand new album late this year, putting it out some time in 2019. It will be their first since 2014’s 5: The Gray Chapter. It may also be their final album.
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