Anders Colsefni Says He Has No Interest In Rejoining Slipknot

A fan recently asked Corey Taylor if Slipknot would ever consider bringing back former vocalist/percussionist Anders Colsefni as a replacement for Chris Fehn and he responded by saying “Fuck I Would LOVE that.” However, Colsefni has since commented on the situation saying he has no interest in rejoining the band.

Here’s Colsefni’s statement:

“Hello fellow Earthlings!

I’m going to take away the uncomfortable conversations that Slipknot might have regarding myself and reported band vacancy by saying: I will NOT be rejoining Slipknot.

It is certainly not for any animosity I have-I simply don’t know those guys anymore. I generally give those I don’t know the benefit of the doubt.I’ve spent the last 27 years (through each and every band) working concrete construction to support my family but still allow time for my “Real Job” lol.

After many years of failed bands, failed marriages, and plenty of others, I’ve settled into an occupation that I can retire from. I’m gonna need the bennies-my body is going to shit! Lol!

As much as I had dreamed of rejoining my creation (shut up- I know it’s a different band now!) it is not enough of a dream anymore to risk being homeless when the tour is over!

That being said, Painface is still working behind the scenes. Look for us sometime this year!”

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Former Slipknot Percussionist Chris Fehn’s Lawyer Comments On Lawsuit

As previously reported, Chris Fehn was kicked out of Slipknot after suing Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan for operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back. Fehn’s lawyer Joseph Dunne has since told the Des Moines Register that Fehn found out about the businesses during negotiations for the band’s new album and upcoming tour. He also added:

“He thought everyone was being treated equally. My client really is just hoping to figure out a way to work this out with the people he’s worked side by side with for the last 20 years.”

Dunne went on to say if it was up to Fehn he would still be a member of Slipknot and that “There is a lot of information out there that [their] client has not been able to see.”

More Details Surface Regarding Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Against Slipknot

As previously reported, Chris Fehn has been removed from Slipknot after suing the band, specifically Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, due to an income dispute. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Supreme Court of the State Of New York, has since been released to the public and it offers more insight into the situation.

Fehn is claiming that Taylor and Crahan were operating various Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back. A number of defendants were named in the suit including: two versions of Slipknot, Incorporated (New York & California), Knot Merch LLC, Knot Touring LLC, SK Productions, LLC; Knot Touring LLC, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Corey Taylor, band manager Robert Shore, and Shore’s law firm Rob Shore & Associates, Inc.

The court documents say “Fehn reposed trust and confidence in the fidelity and integrity of Crahan and Taylor to operate the Slipknot general partnership for the mutual benefit of the partners.” However, Fehn believes Crahan, Taylor, and Shore were violating that trust by establishing these businesses without his consent and that they earned money from the band’s trademarks without compensating their general partnership.

On top of that, Fehn also claims that Shore and his firm “have acted in violation of their fiduciary duties owed to [him] by favoring and enriching Crahan and Taylor.”

The lawsuit also says the “actions of Crahan and Taylor have damaged Fehn and the Slipknot partnership” and that “Fehn is entitled to an accounting of the business of the Slipknot partnership from its inception through and including the present.”

This news comes after Taylor recently said he was “wrongfully accused of stealing money.”

You can find the full lawsuit HERE.

Three Slipknot Singles Certified Platinum In The U.S.

Three Slipknot singles were just certified platinum in the U.S. Among them were “Wait And Bleed” off the band’s double-platinum 1999 self-titled album, “Before I Forget” off the band’s platinum certified 2003 album “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)” and “Snuff” off the band’s platinum certified 2008 album “All Hope Is Gone.“

Former Slipknot Member Defends Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit

As previously reported, Slipknot parted ways with Chris Fehn after the percussionist sued the band, specifically frontman Corey Taylor and percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, due to an income dispute. Now, the band’s former guitarist Donnie Steele, who also filled in on bass after Paul Gray died, has commented on the situation in a since deleted Facebook post. You can find a screenshot of that below [via Reddit]. This news comes after Taylor recently said he has been “wrongfully accused of stealing money.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Says Chris Fehn “Wrongfully Accused [Him] Of Stealing Money”

As previously reported, Slipknot parted ways with Chris Fehn after the percussionist sued the band, specifically frontman Corey Taylor and percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, due to an income dispute. Taylor has since talked about the situation via Twitter. According to Blabbermouth, the singer said the following when a fan asked if the band would consider bringing back ex-vocalist/percussionist Anders Colsefni as Fehn’s replacement: “Fuck I would LOVE that.” He then added the following after another fan said that would be a “bit dickish”: “You think that’s dickish, try being wrongfully accused of stealing money from someone you cared about, and having a lot of your fans believe it.”

Slipknot Part Ways With Chris Fehn

Slipknot have parted ways with Chris Fehn. This news comes after the percussionist filed a suit against his bandmates, specifically frontman Corey Taylor and percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, due to an income dispute. The group issued the following statement:

“Slipknot‘s focus is on making album #6, and our upcoming shows around the world, our best ever. Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims, rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot. We would have preferred he not take the path that he has, but evolution in all things is a necessary part of this life. Long live the Knot.”