Slipknot On Their Mystery Ninth Member: "It's Nobody's F–n Business"

The new drummer appeared in their "Unsainted" music video
 Shawn Crahan from Slipknot performs at 2015 Rock in Rio on September 25, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Photo credit Raphael Diaz, Getty

Slipknot is addressing the quiet replacement of percussionist Chris Fehn

After the departure of their longtime drummer over legal issues and pay disputes, the band was faced with the need for a quick replacement. A tour and a new album around the corner left them searching for a new member, but the new addition is one that’s been shrouded in mystery. 

Shawn "Clown" Crahan and Corey Taylor recently caught up with Kerrang! to discuss new music and the upcoming plans. When the outlet tried to slip in a question about the unknown ninth member that appeared in their “Unsainted” music video, they were quickly shut down.

“We decided to ask the Iowa titans if they cared to give away this masked percussionist’s identity, to which we were met with a rather emphatic ‘no,’” Kerrang! writes.

“The position you may or may not be talking about is nobody’s f*cking business,” Clown elaborated. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see when he takes the stage on their Knotfest Road Show.  

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