CLOWN: SLIPKNOT COULD FEATURE ALL NEW MEMBERS ONE DAY
Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan said in a new documentary aired on BBC Radio One that he could envision a time when Slipknot’s lineup consists of all new members.
Crahan explained, “I’m always trying to figure out how to let it be forever . . . Don’t be surprised one day, you know, nobody in the band will be in the band. It’ll all just be new people. I’ll be eighty and there’ll be a whole Slipknot thing moving. I mean, we’ve got two new guys now, man. You never know — my son might take over. You never know.”
Slipknot’s two newest members are bassist Alessandro “Alex” Venturella and drummer Jay Weinberg. They replaced the late Paul Gray and the fired Joey Jordison respectively.
Slipknot has been touring in support of its latest album, .5: The Gray Chapter, which came out last October.
The band will launch a spring U.S. trek on April 25th in Fort Myers, Florida, ending on May 16th in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with more summer dates to follow.