Former Member of Mushroomhead Admits That “Slipknot is Better”
Former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis has finally admitted what the whole wide world already knew: “Slipknot is better.”
So said Reavis during a recent interview with Rock Rage:
“Slipknot is better. Flat out. Corey Taylor, you’re a badass fuckin’ singer. Slipknot, you’re a great fucking performance… I’ll say it personally because I wasn’t in Mushroomhead when all that shit went down. Guys, Slipknot is better. Hands down.”
Which is hilarious… although Reavis makes it sound like he has no dog in this fight (i.e., his comment that he wasn’t in Mushroomhead during the initial feud with Slipknot), which isn’t really true — his tenure with Mushroomhead ended last year on very bad terms. In fact, Reavis spends most of the interview talking shit about his former bandmates, alleging that the band is a “dictatorship” run by drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton, who Reavis claims has stolen money from every member of the band:
“You know why [Mushroomhead] didn’t make it in this industry? Because they fucked over people all over the industry. They shit talk. They don’t care about you. They want your money. They’re not good people.”
Then Reavis’ insults get even harsher:
“Mushroomhead is nix. I hope they die slowly. I hope their fan base just goes down, and down, and down. I will never sing a song with them ever again. I wish I had never met ’em.”
So the dude is clearly pissed, and the whole “Slipknot is better” bit is definitely meant to hit Skinny and the other Mushroomheads where it hurts.
That being said, it’s not particularly difficult to believe Reavis’ accusations: the members of Mushroomhead are almost certainly “not good people.” So I think we can all have a good laugh at Reavis’ dig.
You can check out the entire interview below.