Chris Fehn Hopes To Return To Slipknot “Someday”

As you are probably well aware of by now, 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. Despite this, it appears the percussionist is still hoping to return to the band one day. A fan recently told him to “Pls go back to Slipknot” on Instagram and he simply replied with “someday.”

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.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “We Split Merch Equally. We Split Live Equally. We Do Everything Equally”

During a recent interview with Vulture, Corey Taylor talked a bit about the businesses side of Slipknot. According to the frontman, the band make sure to split everything equally.

Taylor said the following:

“The great thing about the business part of it is that because we’re from Iowa, it all makes sense. You do the work, you get paid. That’s straight-up it. We split merch equally. We split live equally. We do everything equally. And if we’re all working toward the same thing, then it just all makes sense. We’re always taking care of each other.

Even though we’re older now, our reasons for making music and continuing to do this are still the same. It’s one of those things that, if our reasoning for doing this had changed, the band probably wouldn’t have lasted as long as it did. But — and obviously I can’t speak for everybody in the band — I know the OGs that are here are all still trying to just make the best music that we can. So we take care of each other.”

These latest comments are pretty interesting considering former percussionist Chris Fehn is currently suing Taylor and percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan for allegedly operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back.

Slipknot’s Jim Root On Chris Fehn: “He Was A Big Part Of The Band Visually’

During a recent interview with hmv.com, Slipknot’s Jim Root was asked if former percussionist Chris Fehn’s absence had an effect on the band’s latest album “We Are Not Your Kind.” He responded with the following:

“It hasn’t, really. When we were writing the record, Clown is very involved and he covered it all. It’s hard to answer that. I don’t want to say that Chris didn’t contribute anything. He was a big part of the band, visually. He had a great stage presence and he had some great ideas for percussion. But I can’t say it changed how I worked.”

Chris Fehn (Ex-Slipknot), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), & Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) Guest On Motörhead Guitarist Phil Campbell’s New Song “These Old Boots”

Phil Campbell (Motörhead) has premiered a new song titled “These Old Boots.” This track features Chris Fehn (ex-Slipknot), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), and Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) and it will appear on Campbell’s new solo album “Old Lions Still Roar.” That effort will be released on October 25 and it will also feature: Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Alice Cooper, Danko Jones, Nick Oliveri, Joe Satriani, Skindred‘s Benji Webbe, Ugly Kid Joe’s Whitfield Crane, Orange Goblin‘s Ben Ward, etc.

“Old Lions Still Roar” Track Listing:

01. “Rocking Chair” (feat. Leon Stanford)
02. “Straight Up” (feat. Rob Halford)
03. “Faith In Fire” (feat. Ben Ward)
04. “Swing It” (feat. Alice Cooper)
05. “Left For Dead” (feat. Nev MacDonald)
06. “Walk The Talk” (feat. Danko Jones, Nick Oliveri)
07. “These Old Boots” (feat. Dee Snider, Mick Mars + Chris Fehn)
08. “Dancing Dogs (Love Survives)” (feat. Whitfield Crane)
09. “Dead Roses” (feat. Benji Webbe)
10. “Tears From A Glass Eye” (feat. Joe Satriani

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Chris Fehn Requests To Have His Slipknot Lawsuit Move Forward

As previously reported, Chris Fehn was kicked out of Slipknot after suing 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 filed an affidavit and memorandum to have the case dismissed. Now, The Blast are reporting that Fehn has since fired back by asking a judge to deny Shore’s motion to dismiss and to allow the case to move forward.

Slipknot’s Business Manager Says Chris Fehn Was A Hired Gun

As previously reported, Chris Fehn was kicked out of Slipknot after suing Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan for allegedly operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back. Now, in a new affidavit and memorandum written in an effort to get Fehn’s lawsuit dismissed, the band’s business manager Robert Shore, who was also named in the suit, has disputed the percussionist’s claims, basically saying he was just a hired gun.

Shore said the following in the document [via Blabbermouth]:

“Fehn performed with SLIPKNOT and received a fee for doing so. He is not a shareholder, owner or member of any business entity he names as a defendant in this action.”

He went on to say Crahan and Taylor are the “founding members” and that the “remaining defendants are entities through which the band’s business is or was conducted.”

Shore also added the following about the quality of his own work:

“I have been involved in the music management business for decades and have operated RSA [Rob Shore & Associates, Inc.] since 2008. RSA clientele receive optimal business management services whenever and wherever needed, and I am confident in stating that each of RSA’s clients, including the SLIPKNOT entities, has received precisely such service.”

“Neither RSA nor I have ever been sued by a client, for any reason, including those similar to the outrageous allegations contained in this case.”

The following was also said in the memorandum:

“[Fehn’s lawsuit] alleges that [SLIPKNOT] was organized as a ‘partnership at will’ under the law of the State of Iowa, and, while Fehn was not a founder, that he and Crahan and Taylor are its current members. The complaint does not assert a claim on behalf of the partnership. Although vague on the point, the complaint appears to base the existence of a fiduciary duty [and, therefore, Fehn’s right to an accounting] on the existence of the alleged de facto partnership. Thus, as a necessary predicate to the relief he seeks against RSA and Shore, Fehn must properly plead the existence of a form of partnership in which he has an interest. He fails to do so.”

The memorandum added:

“A partnership does not exist merely because a pleading characterizes a business association as such, but, rather, turns on various factors including: (1) the sharing of profits and losses of an enterprise; (2) joint control and management of the business; (3) capital contribution by each party of property, financial resources, effort, skill or knowledge. Mere receipt of a share of profits is not dispositive. All elements of a partnership relationship must be present for such a relationship to exist.

“Even a cursory review of the Fehn’s complaint reveals the complete absence of necessary allegations. Among other defects, the complaint alleges no facts concerning the circumstances under which the de facto partnership was created, the nature of each alleged partner’s interest, Fehn’s contribution, the purpose of the partnership or whether Fehn, by entering into this alleged business arrangement, undertook to share losses. The complaint must, therefore, be dismissed.”

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