In episode four of a six-part interview with Terry “Beez” Bezer of Knotfest.com‘s “Mosh Talks With Beez,” Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan discussed the new material that he has been working on. The percussionist says that he actually “got very creative” during the pandemic.
Clown said the following when asked if any of the new music is finished:
“Nothing is ever done. Why? Because nothing is ever done until everyone in the band has had their say. I like to back that. If it hasn’t happened, no one grabbed me, I will fight for that. We merely do what we do in this life. Right now, the pandemic hit, and it made me creative. And if anybody’s mad at me for being creative, I don’t know what to say about it. But I know that we can use all of it, or none of it — I don’t care either way. So I will let you know, maybe we will use all of it or none of it — either way, we don’t need to make it confusing. But I will play it until Sid Wilson has said what he wants to say, listened to every ounce, been able to take his time. I point him out, because he has not been one of the people yet to be here; that’s gonna happen very soon, as I go into his location, and doing the same thing. I say him, because until he has heard everything, there could be a possibility, from A to Z, basically, to have his say and his due diligence to be 0, SLIPKNOT’s guy, an O.G., Sid Wilson. I mean, come on. It’s never done. So it gets confusing. Maybe you get to talk to me, but you don’t get to talk to anyone else, so no one else gets to talk about it. So it gets confusing. So I wanna make it unconfusing.”
He also added:
“I got very creative. I created — how many [pieces of music]? I’m not gonna say. Because then the suits and all the stupid people, they wanna bug me. When I say ‘stupid people,’ I mean, they’re actually very smart. Then, next thing you know, I’m in a mouse trap and I don’t know what to do, and blah blah blah. But everybody just needs to know I’m in my basement, with my stuff, doing my thing, with my friends, the way we want to. There’s no one telling us anything… And Corey Taylor has gotten almost all of it and partaken on almost on all of it, which has made it a completely other sort of weird thing. But I’m going on record right now that we could be talking about one song.”