Slipknot’s Clown: “There’s a Lot of Love Behind Slipknot’s Music”


Kerrang!‘s got a brand new interview with Slipknot percussionist and conceptual mastermind M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clown), and though it might take you a couple of passes to hone in on what the man is saying, this particular quote is 100% more intelligible than most of the gobbledygook that ordinarily comes out of his mouth:

“There’s a lot of love behind Slipknot’s music – not just pain or anger. And I mean, love ends up being one of the biggest pains, you know? Also, it ends up becoming one of the easiest things to display, because we’ve all lost it, and we all feel it. The hardest thing to do is to love.”

I didn’t say it wasn’t cringey, did I? Sorry. Clown is always gonna be Clown. He continues:

“I can take the most beautiful thing and create my art and music and you would feel it. I’m not saying you would say I was making it ugly or angry or painful, but I just think that I have a staple way of presenting the temperature, feelings, colours and emotions of my brain out into this reality.”

Aaaaand now we’re back to normal. Can’t you just feeel it, maaaaan?

Slipknot are currently in the studio working on an album with a planned 2019 release. The band will tour Europe this summer and details about their U.S. touring plans have already begun to slip out, with sources pointing towards a lineup featuring Volbeat, Behemoth and Gojira in support.

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