We brought you the story yesterday of issues with Slipknot and their percussionist Chris Fehn (a.k.a. #3). He is suing the band, claiming he has been underpaid for years of touring since joining in 1998. According to the website The BLAST, Fehn’s lawsuit claims he has 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 specifically singles out founder Shawn Crahan and leader Corey Taylor of bad business practices concerning Fehn. Taylor struck back surgically on Twitter yesterday promising the truth has yet to be uncovered, but also that Slipknot is strong despite the appearance of turmoil. Slipknot’s sixth and as yet untitled album is in progress and releases August 9th via the bands’ long-term label home Roadrunner Records.
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.
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