Slipknot announced the exit of percussionist Chris Fehn on Monday.
“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.”
A fan tweeted, “@CoreyTaylorRock so if Chris is out the band then can @anderscolsefni come back as percussion??”
Corey Taylor responded, “Fuck I would LOVE that.”
Could Anders Colsefni return to Slipknot? We’ll have to wait and see.
Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn is suing Corey Taylor and his other bandmates over money, and Taylor has hit back in a tweet. Fehn’s lawsuit allegedly accuses Taylor of ‘shady’ business dealings.
“You’re gonna read a lot of bullshit today. This is all I’ll say. JUST YOU WAIT TIL THE TRUTH COMES OUT.
Long Live The Knot.”
The Blast reports, “He claims to have always been told that the money from merchandise and touring is funneled through one sole company that splits profits and pays the members of the band. However, Fehn claims he recently discovered that his bandmates have set up several other Slipknot affiliated business entities in different states that appear to be collecting money from the band.
Fehn says he was unaware of the separate companies, and claims to have never received a dime from them. He’s specifically calling out band leaders Shawn Crahan and Corey Taylor of the shady business dealings.
Fehn wants a full forensic accounting done on Slipknot’s companies and assets, and to collect the damages and profits he believes he’s owed.”