SLIPKNOT’s former percussionist Chris Fehn says the fans were the only part that was great for him
Fehn gave his first interview since his split from SLIPKNOT to the “Drum For The Song” podcast, hosted by Dane Campbell, son of ex-MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell. During the interview, Chris was asked if he had any message for the fans of the band who have remained supportive of him. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I pray for them and I love them and I’m sorry that it ended so soon. But that’s the way things go.
“The fans really were the only part that was great for me,” he continued. “That stage performance and seeing them and seeing their reaction was the best part. The rest of it can fuck off.
“It’s kind of like any band, though. That’s the best part. The rest of it is touring, flights, personalities, this and that, this and that.
“I really do miss them [the fans],” Fehn added. “I miss playing live — I do. But it’s all good, man. It’s all good.”
Fehn sued SLIPKNOT members Corey Taylor and Michael Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) back in March 2019, amidst claims that he had been told that all the money the group made was being funneled through one company which would split the profits between all the members of the band. He went on to allege that he found out about the existence of numerous other SLIPKNOT-related businesses which he was not being compensated from.
Fehn accused ‘Clown‘ and Taylor of shady business dealings and demanded a full forensic accounting done on SLIPKNOT‘s companies and assets.
Chris, who was a member of the band since 1998, eventually settled his lawsuit against SLIPKNOT on claims he hadn’t been properly compensated for his years of touring and recording with the group.
Chris was officially fired from the band in early 2019 and replaced in SLIPKNOT‘s touring lineup by percussionist “Tortilla Man“, who was later revealed to be multi-instrumentalist Michael Pfaff.