Slipknot’s Corey Taylor & M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan Seek To Have Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Thrown Out Of Court

As previously reported, Chris Fehn was kicked out of Slipknot after filing a lawsuit against Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan for allegedly operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back. The band’s business manager Robert Shore, who was also named in the suit, then responded by filing an affidavit and memorandum to have the case dismissed. Now, The Blast are reporting that Taylor and Crahan are trying to get a judge to throw the suit out of court. In court documents obtained by the site, the two claimed that Fehn’s lawsuit was filed in the wrong court due to the band having no business ties to New York, where the former percussionist filed the case. This news comes after Fehn previously requested to have the case move forward.

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Slipknot’s Jim Root Says He “Would Like To” Perform “We Are Not Your Kind” In Full

During a recent interview with WMMR, Slipknot’s Jim Root said he “would like to” perform the band’s latest album “We Are Not Your Kind” in full during a special show. He made the comment after being asked if the band are planning anything to celebrate their 25th anniversary next year. The guitarist said the following:

“I don’t know, man. I don’t know if we’re gonna [play] a [whole] record [live]. We did that with ‘Iowa’ at Knotfest, and it was cool — it was a cool thing. But it might be cool to do… We have been talking about maybe trying to find some way to play [the new SLIPKNOT] album [‘We Are Not Your Kind’] in its entirety — from top to bottom. I would like to do that. I think that would be something really cool. And do it in a really toned down, stripped down, not big stage set, club atmosphere type of thing. I’d love to do something like that. And then maybe webcast it or something.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Says Unreleased 2008 Music Has A “Radiohead Vibe”

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation”, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor offered more info on the side album that him, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Jim Root, and Sid Wilson recorded during the “All Hope Is Gone“ sessions. According to him, the effort, which is titled “Look Outside Your Window,” has “much more of a Radiohead vibe.”

Taylor said the following:

“We’ve been trying to find a way to release those songs for God knows how long. They were actually something that we were recording… We had two different studios going on. And one group of guys was recording what ended up becoming ‘Look Outside Your Window‘, and then the bulk of the band was making ‘All Hope Is Gone‘.”

He continued:

“The stuff from ‘Look Outside Your Window‘ is really, really — I mean, there’s no real way to describe it. It’s experimental, but it’s super vibey, super melodic. It’s really good. It’s hard to explain. There’s something about those songs. They’re very solemn, very energetic, very artistic. For people who are used to a certain way of Slipknot sounding, this doesn’t sound anything like that. It’s much more of a rock vibe. Honestly, it’s much more of a Radiohead vibe, to be honest.”

He went on to reveal that he was originally hoping to release it at the same time as “All Hope Is Gone“:

“Man, I tried like hell to make those two worlds come together — ‘All Hope Is Gone‘ and ‘Look Outside Your Window‘ — to the point where I was taking songs from both and kind of putting them together, like arrangement, sequencing. I had two different versions of ‘All Hope Is Gone‘ that I had put together with songs from that.

And just honestly, because of the emotional rifts that were in the band, the turmoil that was going on, nobody wanted to try and make that work. So what we ended up with was ‘All Hope Is Gone‘ and then this unreleased album, which we’ve been trying to find a way to release this for a really long time. And I think Clown has figured out a way to do it.

So I guess that’s gonna see the light of day, but they keep threatening to do that every couple of years, so I’m not really sure… When it comes out, I’ll be, like, ‘Okay, cool. It’s out now.’ And I’d love for people to hear it. It’s got some of my best writing, some of my best singing on it. I think people will really, really dig it. But, like I said, it doesn’t really sound like the Slipknot that people are used to. It’s a lot more in the vein of the more melodic stuff on this album.”

He also added:

“I think there’s a large percentage of the fans who will actually really, really dig it. Obviously, the people who are into the heavier stuff probably won’t get it at first — they might dig it later. It’s always about the right time with Clown. Once you spend more time with Clown, you realize that the wizard is always trying to figure out the right time for everything.

And I respect him for that, man — that’s the artist in him. Honestly, he’s been our secret weapon since Day One. The reason that everything sounds as interesting as it does, looks as cool — all of the artwork — is all because of him. And I don’t think anybody in the band really gives him enough credit. So I’m gonna do my very best to make sure that he gets all that credit.

For him, this ‘Look Outside Your Window‘ album was really his baby. He spent a lot of time and he put a lot of emotion into that album. And it’ll be really cool to see people finally get to hear it.”

This news comes after Clown recently said that the band may release “Look Outside Your Window” at some point during the “We Are Not Your Kind” cycle.

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor On The Identity Of “Tortilla Man”: “Even If Somebody Gets It Right, We’re Not Gonna Confirm It”

During an appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation”, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor talked a bit about the band’s mysterious percussionist “Tortilla Man.” Current rumors seem to suggest that the musician is Michael Pfaff (Dirty Little Rabbits), but Taylor says the group have no plans to confirm his identity “even if somebody gets it right.”

Taylor said the following when asked about the interest in “Tortilla Man”:

“I did an interview with Rock Feed news like a week ago or so, and I said that it was Tito Puente. And people who had never heard of Tito Puente were, like, ‘Oh my God! He totally revealed who [it is].’ I’m, like, ‘Are you kidding?’ It is amazing the level of ridiculousness that not only permeates this band but permeates the fandom of this band. I’m just sitting back going, ‘I’ll feed you guys whatever.’ I mean, it’s beautiful. Just laying those little clues and people lose their minds. It’s awesome.”

He continued when asked if anyone has guessed his identity correctly online:

“I’ve seen a couple of things, and none of ’em have been right so far. I’m loving it, dude.”

He also added the following when asked if the band will just keep it a mystery:

“For us, it’s more about just keeping the spirit alive. ‘New guy’ doesn’t care. Even if somebody gets it right, we’re not gonna confirm it. It’s one of those things. For us, it’s more about getting the band out there. Because, to be honest, the one thing that kind of reminded us that the band is more important is that even after the album came out, people were still into the band no matter who was in it.

So, to us, it’s a reminder that the band is more important than worrying about conjecture about who ‘Tortilla Guy’ is. So we just basically politely answer those questions, but never fully commit to any correct answers. [Laughs]”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot Announce European/UK Tour With Behemoth

Slipknot have announced an early 2020 European/UK tour. Behemoth will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

01/14 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
01/16 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
01/17 Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
01/18 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
01/20 Sheffield, UK – FlyDSA Arena
01/21 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
01/22 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
01/24 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Arena
01/25 London, UK – The O2
01/28 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
01/29 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
01/30 Paris, FRA – Accorhotels Arena
02/01 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
02/02 Lyon, FRA – Halle Tony Garnier
02/04 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Sportarena
02/06 Lodz, POL – Atlas Arena
02/08 Stuttgart, GER – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
02/09 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
02/11 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
02/12 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
02/14 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
02/16 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
02/17 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena
02/18 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle
02/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena
02/21 Stockholm, SWE – Ericsson Globe
02/22 Oslo, NOR – Telenor Arena
02/24 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwall Arena

Slipknot Members Planning To Release Album They Recorded During The “All Hope Is Gone” Sessions

Back in November 2018, Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan revealed that him, Corey Taylor, Jim Root, and Sid Wilson actually recorded another album during the sessions for “All Hope Is Gone.“ Now, during a recent interview with Loudwire, Clown said the effort may get released during the “We Are No Your Kind” cycle:

“We have a whole other album that four of us wrote when we did ‘All Hope Is Gone‘. We have 11 songs that we’re gonna release sometime in this album cycle. But it’s never been about just getting it out. It needs to be out when it’s right and by coming out during this album cycle people will even understand more what we’re doing on this album and what first led to it.”

Have Fans Finally Unmasked Slipknot’s “Tortilla Man”?

It appears fans may have finally unmasked Slipknot’s mysterious percussionist “Tortilla Man.” According to some Reddit users, the musician is Michael Pfaff, who previously joined percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan in Dirty Little Rabbits after the two were introduced to each other by DJ Sid Wilson.

Fans made the discovery after guitarist Jim Root offered some more info on the percussionist during an interview on The Art And Span Show [via Metal Injection]:

“He’s a character, man. I didn’t really know him very well before he started playing with us. But he’s a hell of a musician, man. The guy is a world-class pianist; he’s a great percussionist; he is schooled in music. He’s not just a garage musician who came up and learned on his own. He obviously had natural ability, but he took it to another level and actually got a degree in music. So the guy is next level.”

The pianist comment in particular led to Pfaff, who played both keyboards and organ in Dirty Little Rabbits.

Furthermore, he has a similar build to the percussionist and some fans have also found members of his immediate family on social media, who happen to be following “#tortillaman” and other related hashtags.