Slipknot’s Sid Wilson to Release New Solo Album; Why Hasn’t Chris Fehn Thought About Doing the Same?
Sid Wilson is neither the least important nor the most important member of Slipknot, but he may be their hardest working member. My dude is always hustlin’, whether it’s for ‘Knot or not.
To wit: he started the year by starring in a short horror film, The Midnight Snack, before Slipknot released their heavily-anticipated new album, We Are Not Your Kind (tour dates + tickets)… and Mr. Wilson will also be putting out a new solo album, ∫∑x©∆p∆D∑∫ øƒ †h3 høP∑£3∫∫ ®øbø†¡¢ Vol. 2 (the title of which is surely every marketing executive’s dream come true), on December 13. The PRP says it will include the following guest artists, whose sobriquets will make you feel marginally better about the monikers at any given metal show:
- Killah Priest
- Rome Fortune
- DJ Q*bert
You can listen to a brief sample from the album below. It’s, uh… well, it’s not for me. Let’s leave it at that.
Sid’s hyper-productivity leads me to wonder: why doesn’t Chris Fehn make a solo album? I mean, whether it be percussive instruments, golf balls, or American democracy, he clearly has a passion for whacking things with a stick. Why not put some of that energy into something fairly ridiculous that the media will be forced to pay attention to because we can put the word “Slipknot” in the headline and that’s great for traffic and we have five kids to feed? He could get some other semi-famous percussionists and make a new age-y drum circle album. Like Sid Wilson, he could give his album a droll title, like Dick Knows or something.
I know it seems like I’m kidding but I’m being completely serious here, friends. I mean, what the fuck else does Chris Fehn even do all day now that he’s not in the second-biggest band in metal? Yeah yeah, he “loves” his “new life” as a “dad,” but c’mon, dude, get off your ass and do something productive for society.