M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan On Next Slipknot Album: “I Feel Like This Could Be It For Me”

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan was recently interviewed on Jamey Jasta’s (Hatebreed) “The Jasta Show.” During the chat, he talked a bit about the band’s next album, and mentioned that he “feel[s] like this could be it for [him].”

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Clown said the following:

“I just spent four months thinking about my life and where I’m at now because I’m at a real honest place of admitting of what I don’t want to be.

“A lot of it is bringing all this emotion to art and music. And honestly, this music that we’re writing writing right now is just like the proof of looking inward and being able to put the first foot down and say, ‘We’re gonna do something for ourselves and write.’

“So we’ve been writing and this music is coming out… I feel weird things are coming but it’s always like that for the guys like us, we get involved in our records and sky all of the sudden changes.

“And we got some stuff man. I feel like this could be it for me. We’re all getting older. I never like telling anyone like, ‘Hey this is it!’ Because I don’t have to, fuck everyone.

“But like I’ve said, I’ve been reflecting and there’s a lot of hard things that I could say about friends, brothers… We’re good, but it’s a big world. I’ve done enough work, I’ve produced and done remixes and art and performed, I’ve done enough where while I was in it none of it was registered.”

Clown previously said Slipknot have “over 27 ideas ready to go – seven or eight of them are full songs.” However, new material is not expected anytime soon, due to Corey Taylor’s commitments to Stone Sour.

[via Metal Injection]

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Sid Wilson Discusses How Headbutting Clown Led To Him Joining Slipknot

Slipknot’s Sid Wilson recently talked with Brass Knuckles and revealed how he came to join the band back in the day. According the him, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan officially recruited him after he headbutted the percussionist six times during a live show.

Wilson said the following:

““Clown was trying to tell me, ‘We’re crazy, we wear masks!’ I’m like, ‘Okay, I got it.’ He kept saying over and over, ‘I don’t think you get it.’ I’m like, ‘Nah, I don’t think you get it. I’m crazy, fool. I got it,’ I go and watch my first Slipknot show … There’s a song called ‘Tattered and Torn’ and Clown comes off the stage on that song. He gets physical with fans — go down to the pit and they’d wrestle with them and he’d wrap a microphone cord around them and drag them across the floor.”

“He decides he’s going to come down off the stage after me. So I just start coming over shoulders of people. He’s right at the front by the monitors and I’m right there and I pull up and I grab his head and just start head-butting him as hard as I can. I head-butt him six times. Oddly enough, that’s his number —six. I was trying to knock him out. [Clown] went back to Joey [Jordison, drums] and he goes, ‘I don’t care what anybody says, that dude is in the band.’”

[via Metal Injection]

Watch Joey Jordison Perform Slipknot’s “(sic)” During Impromptu Acoustic Jam Session For Fans Outside His Hotel In Argentina

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison (Vimic, etc.) recently used a fan’s guitar to perform an impromptu acoustic version of “(sic)” for fans outside his hotel in Argentina. Jordison shared some footage of that on Instagram:

M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan On New Slipknot Material: “We Have Over 27 Ideas Ready To Go – Seven Or Eight Of Them Are Full Songs”

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan was recently interviewed by teamrock.com and talked a bit about the band’s progress with new material. According to him, they have “over 27 ideas ready to go – seven or eight of them are full songs.”

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Clown said the following:

“‘The Gray Chapter‘ was pretty much the final learning velocity of our career. We had to replace a bass player, we had to replace a drummer – one of them was walking the earth, the other was buried in the earth. It was a very hard time. People were telling us, ‘How is the band gonna write, Joey and Paul are gone?’ Fuck you. We made a fucking awesome album that we love. And we’re gonna continue to do that. I actually have a date that some of us are gonna get together in a studio and get things going for the next one…”

He also added:

“Myself, Jim [Root, guitar] and Jay [Weinberg, drums] went to LA and organised everything we had written out on the road. We wrote 50 fucking ideas. We spent two weeks organizing all that, and also adding some stuff that was written a year ago. We have over 27 ideas ready to go – seven or eight of them are full songs.

These songs can change, they can be written over, nothing is in stone. But it’s great that we have concrete ideas to begin with. So the future has never been sweeter for Slipknot music. I don’t know what Corey’s got in mind, because he will bring his own songs, too, but we’re just writing music and getting ideas and moods and soundscapes – getting it all fucking together.”

It is worth noting that new music may still be a ways off though, considering Corey Taylor is still busy with Stone Sour.

Knotfest Pop-Up Store To Launch In Los Angeles, CA Next Week

A Knotfest pop-up store will be opening at The Palladium in Los Angeles, CA on October 30. The store will feature merch, discounted tickets, and more, with members of Slipknot expected to make an appearance. This year’s Ozzfest Meets Knotfest will be held in San Bernardino, CA on November 4-5. Slipknot will not be performing.

Slipknot Mentioned On “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Slipknot were mentioned on the October 8 episode of HBO‘s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” as the punchline in a Trump joke. You check out a clip of that below: