Slipknot - Fire Percussionist Chris Fehn


Slipknot has announced on their official website that, following a lawsuit launched against other members by percussionist Chris Fehn over a payment dispute, he has been fired from the band. The full message from the band can be read below.

Statement from the band: "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."

In the lawsuit, Fehn claims that vocalist Corey Taylor and Shawn "Clown" Crahan set up several other affiliated businesses to make money off the band without the members' knowledge. He appeared to be backed in his claims by former member Donnie Steele, a founding guitarist who parted company with the band but would rejoin in 2010 following the death of bassist Paul Gray, to perform bass behind the scenes. In a since deleted Facebook post, Steele claimed that the band didn't do much writing and that everything was done "behind the other member's backs."

Source: slipknot1.com
Band profile: Slipknot
 
Posted: 19.03.2019 by MikeVonDoom


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19.03.2019 - 09:23
Zersorger
Doesnt sound too far fetched by Fehn
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19.03.2019 - 11:09
Big-Al
A nomination for Drama Of The Year - Metal Storm Awards 2019!
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19.03.2019 - 12:57
Darkside Momo
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Written by Big-Al on 19.03.2019 at 11:09

A nomination for Drama Of The Year - Metal Storm Awards 2019!

a bit tame so far tbh. But I'm waiting for more legal claims, disputes, name-calling and whatnot
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19.03.2019 - 13:53
Cynic Metalhead
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How low Slipknot will go more for the new record?
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19.03.2019 - 15:38
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 19.03.2019 at 13:53

How low Slipknot will go more for the new record?

get lower strings for the god sound of djent?
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19.03.2019 - 16:47
IBlackened
RIP Slipknot. How can they continue after this irreparable loss?
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19.03.2019 - 17:45
Stormm
Fans are waiting who will replace him, hm. But is there any...need?
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19.03.2019 - 18:04
BynersA7X
Ooh.. Those are sad news....

...for Chris Fehn only.
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19.03.2019 - 21:22
cossaisVendeurs
To be fair, Shawn has been stealing money from Slipknot by just simply being there. What does he even do in the band? They already have a drummer, why have two more people for "percussion"?
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19.03.2019 - 22:44
IBlackened
Written by cossaisVendeurs on 19.03.2019 at 21:22

To be fair, Shawn has been stealing money from Slipknot by just simply being there. What does he even do in the band?



Or Craig, for that matter.
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19.03.2019 - 23:09
nikarg
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Written by IBlackened on 19.03.2019 at 16:47

RIP Slipknot. How can they continue after this irreparable loss?

Your comment in the shoutbox "Hopefully he's set for life, because 'I played the keg in slipknot' won't take him that far" made me laugh so hard
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19.03.2019 - 23:42
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20.03.2019 - 02:12
IBlackened
Written by nikarg on 19.03.2019 at 23:09

Your comment in the shoutbox "Hopefully he's set for life, because 'I played the keg in slipknot' won't take him that far" made me laugh so hard

Haha Good to know. I'm not trying to bad-mouth the guy, but I mean, he made a career hitting a trash can and has no individual songwriting credits in any Slipknot song. I can't see him starting or being invited to another band.
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20.03.2019 - 10:17
Ball Fondlers
I look forward to the solo album
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29.03.2019 - 14:21
Rupert
Written by cossaisVendeurs on 19.03.2019 at 21:22

To be fair, Shawn has been stealing money from Slipknot by just simply being there. What does he even do in the band? They already have a drummer, why have two more people for "percussion"?

I believe he's the primary all around songwriter, so he's just percussion to kind of balance that out.
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01.04.2019 - 02:40
afu
I wonder if Revolver will tell us how Corey feels about it?
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01.04.2019 - 02:54
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Written by Rupert on 29.03.2019 at 14:21

Written by cossaisVendeurs on 19.03.2019 at 21:22

To be fair, Shawn has been stealing money from Slipknot by just simply being there. What does he even do in the band? They already have a drummer, why have two more people for "percussion"?

I believe he's the primary all around songwriter, so he's just percussion to kind of balance that out.

And in charge of most (if not all) the visual aspects of the band
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