Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Against Slipknot Heading To Mediation For Possible Settlement

Accoring to MetalSucks, Chris Fehn’s lawsuit against Slipknot is heading to mediation for a possible settlement. This news comes after Melissa Anne Crane, a judge in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, allowed the case to move forward in January 2020.

As previously reported, Fehn was kicked out of Slipknot in March 2019 after filing a lawsuit against M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan and Corey Taylor for allegedly operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back with assistance from their business manager Robert Shore. The claim against Shore was previously dismissed, but the claim against his company, Rob Shore & Associates, was originally allowed to proceed.

Fehn was also previously saying that there was a general partnership that existed between the members of the band. However, that claim and the enrichment claim were dismissed in June 2020. The following was said about that in legal documents obtained by MetalSucks:

“The court dismisses the claim for breach of implied in fact contract. To plead a claim for implied in fact contract, a plaintiff must plead the essential terms of a contract: offer, acceptance and consideration (see Lapine v Seinfeld, 31 Misc3d 736, 741 [Sup. Ct. New York County 2011]). Here, the allegations supporting implied in fact contract are wholly conclusory. Plaintiff fails to plead any essential term of the contract, any specific provisions breached or any rate of compensation.

In addition, the court dismisses the unjust enrichment claim, because plaintiff fails to plead how the New York defendants were enriched at plaintiff’s expense. Moreover, all plaintiff claims is that “Crahan, as an agent of the corporate Defendants, requested Fehn perform a variety of services for the partnership and for each of the respective corporate entities.” This begs the question what those services were. Certainly, the services plaintiff provided are within plaintiff’s purview. Accordingly, the court dismisses counts II and III of the complaint without prejudice to re-pleading.”

The case is now entering mediation with lawyers and Crane set to take part in a teleconference on October 29, 2020.

Corey Taylor Premieres “Culture Head” Video

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has premiered a new video for his new song “Culture Head.” The track, which originally debuted during tonight’s (September 23) “WWE NXT” event, is from the frontman’s new solo album “CMFT,“ which will be released on October 2.

Metallica, Slipknot, Tool, Etc. Nominated For 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on October 14 and the categories featuring rock/metal artists can be found below.

Top Touring Artist:

Elton John
Metallica
P!nk
The Rolling Stones
Ed Sheeran

Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Tame Impala
Tool
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour:

Elton John
Metallica
The Rolling Stones

Top Rock Album:

The Lumineers “III”
Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind”
Tame Impala “The Slow Rush”
Tool “Fear Inoculum”
Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”

Top Rock Song:

Imagine Dragons “Bad Liar”
Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker “I Think I’m Okay”
Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Twenty One Pilots “Chlorine”
Twenty One Pilots “The Hype”

The full list of nominees can be found HERE.

Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg Ties The Knot

Congratulations are in order for Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg, who recently got married to Chloe Howcroft. Weinberg revealed the good news on Instagram:

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Watch Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Voice An Animated Heavy Metal Refrigerator

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) recently guested on an episode of Adult Swim’s “Williams Street Swap Shop.” The frontman shared some masks on the show and even took part in a segment where he provided the voice for a refrigerator that fronts an animated metal band called “Fridgey And The Burners.” You can see footage of the latter below. You can also watch the full episode HERE.

[via The PRP]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor On Anti-Maskers: “Not Everything Has To Be A Political Fucking Statement”

During an appearance on Dean Delray’s “Let There Be Talk” podcast, Corey Taylor talked a bit about the coronavirus pandemic and the way Las Vegas, NV has been handling the crisis. Amid the conversation, the frontman, who has spent years wearing a mask in Slipknot, also took some time to blast inconsiderate anti-maskers once again.

Taylor said the following:

“It burned up again [the infection rate], because our mayor is a dipshit. This thing is gonna fucking — it’s gonna keep doing that until it evens out, man. It’s gonna keep doing it until we get a vaccine, to be honest, or at least something that can prevent.

Vegas, it’s up and down. There are still a bunch of fucking mooks with no masks on at the casinos. And, actually, the people who were there — tourists or visitors or whatever — were giving shit to people who were wearing masks. That was enough for me to just go, ‘You know what, man? Fuck you!’

It’s, like, not everything has to be a political fucking statement. It’s better to just be cautious. It’s better to be smart. You wanna walk around with no fucking mask on, you go ahead and spin the barrel, and let’s see how many times you can click it. But these people who are actually trying to be preventive, there’s no reason for you to give them a rash of shit — they weren’t fucking saying anything to you. It’s just ridiculous, man.

That’s the shit that people aren’t talking about — the fact that some people are just minding their own fucking business, and a bunch of garbage fucking falls out of people’s faces, and it just keeps the fucking wheel spinning. Maybe if we all just kind of kept some shit to ourselves, maybe shit would fucking quiet down.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor Announces “Forum Or Against ‘Em” Livestream Concert

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be celebrating the release of his new solo album “CMFT” with a livestream concert on October 2. That event will take place at The Forum in Inglewood, CA and tickets can be found at thecoreytaylor.com.

The following was said about the show:

“The stream, titled ‘Forum Or Against ‘Em’, will feature a full arena production complete with a visual feast of pyrotechnics, a stacked set list featuring all tracks from ‘CMFT’, select cuts from Slipknot and Stone Sour, a handful of covers and a guest performance from The Cherry Bombs. A special pre-show will kick-off 1 hour before the event featuring exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.”

Taylor added:

“I’ve been saying since the beginning I’d find a way to bring this music and this band to the people. And I’m honored that The Forum let us do just that. It’s ‘CMFT‘ in its entirety. It’s songs I’ve shared over the years. It’s a celebration, and I’m so stoked to party with all of you.”

Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande Shares Drum Cover Of Slipknot’s “People = Shit”

Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande has shared a drum cover of Slipknot’s “People = Shit.” He said the following about that:

“No audio editing, no samples, no triggers. Audio recorded with the EAD10 plugged straight to my phone (using the device’s camera to record the video). This album was recorded without a click track, which means that the tempo is volatile.”

Watch Corey Taylor Perform An Acoustic Cover Of Elvis Costello’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) recently performed an acoustic cover of Elvis Costello’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding” as part of SiriusXM‘s “Octane Home Invasion Festival.” You can see footage of that below: