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Slipknot's Clown Miss Show Due To Wife's Illness

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Slipknot percussionist Clown (a.k.a. Shawn Crahan) was forced to miss the group's appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" Tuesday night (March 1) after his wife was taken ill. "The band actually dedicated their performance to him and his family — that is what [Slipknot frontman] Corey Taylor said as the song started," a Roadrunner spokesperson told Blabbermouth.net. Crahan's wife reportedly suffers from Crohn's Disease.

Slipknot will kick off their "The Subliminal Verses Tour" with Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall on March 4 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Source: Ultimate-Guitar.com

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1. Kevin writes:

That sucks he missed the performance...and it really sucks his wife is sic.....It was weird seeing slipknot play without him.....and i cant wait to see slipknot when they come to wisconsin, hell yea!!

# Mar 4, 2005 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Metal Man writes:

Slipknot has almost completely sold out. They are playing The Allstate Arena in Illinois. What happened to the small venues to be closer to the fans? Next they are probably going to get rid of their masks. I want the old Slipknot back!

# Mar 5, 2005 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Tristan writes:

Slipknot hasnt sold out at all ur a retard for even thinking that and plus metal is getting bigger and bigger so whether u like it or not metal bands are going to start playing bigger arenas so get use to it ass

# Mar 5, 2005 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Tom MSF writes:

forget about how big metal is getting...he missed a show. Craig was the first to ever miss a show cuz of a toothache, and only a few months later Shawn (who WAS my fav. member of the band) misses a show because his wife is ill??? Suck it up and perform with your band you faget! I had some hope that my respect for slipknot would come back, but when i saw nothing but a mask by Shawn's percussion, That was it. Everyone face facts...Slipknot is over, and even though they are around now, it will all be over soon. Face the truth.

# Mar 6, 2005 @ 12:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Sara666 writes:

Tom......you obviosly don't understand how sever Crohn's Disease is............don't judge, family come first . These guys have lives outside of their jobs just like the rest of us.

# Mar 6, 2005 @ 10:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Slipknot_chick89 writes:

damn straight sara

# Mar 6, 2005 @ 1:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Disasterpiece writes:

I hope clown's wife will be okay by the time they reach houston, tx, man that sucks!!!

# Mar 6, 2005 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. !33 writes:

Tom, your an immature a$$hole! that is a very serious disease. But i have to agree, slipknot wont be around much longer. they will split up and play in their side projects such as stone sour and murderdolls.

# Mar 6, 2005 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DerailTheTrain writes:

has anyone here ever heard of glassjaw? the singer has crohns disease and he often records while he's experiencing it...im assuming it's a horrible affliction 'cus that guy sounds more enraged and tortured than just about any singer i can think of......

so in reference to clowns wife i would say if my gf was going thru this i would take the day off from work and be at her bedside too cus it must be a miserable ordeal, much respect to clown hope his wife gets better soon

as far as slipknots fate.....this has been their most commercially successful outing and the albums been well recieved by critics as well (some fans are a little taken aback though)

i know this band is full of turmoil but thats part of their sound, the frustration seems to come thru the music (drums and vox especially *listen to three nill* ....which is somehow fitting being that those 2 have other bands to think about)

# Mar 6, 2005 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BLACKDOG writes:

From what I understand it's terribly painefull but that's all I've ever heard.

# Mar 6, 2005 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. metdallisha07 writes:

SLIPKNOT GET WILL MRS. CRAHANS.

# Mar 6, 2005 @ 9:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Dakota Le Francois writes:

You know how the f*** is anyone gonna sit here and talk sh** about Slipknot you motherf***ers are fa**ots not maggots especially over some dumb sh** like they're all gonna split up over one f***in show of them without Shawn and like Corey said before it's not about yelling 24/7 if you actually study your bands instead of just assuming things about them you wouldn't be talking sh** and another reason why Slipknot seems like they went soft is because Corey is the lead SINGER and it's not about yelling its about singing that's why he is called the lead singer but unlike you fa**ots who arn't diehard fans like me you don't know sh** about your bands you think just cuz you heard their cd you assume you know everything about them but people like me look up iformation about the band buy their shirts their items their videos their biograpies even if we already have their biography it doesn't matter if they're soft or heavy so why don't you give some f***in respect f***in a$$holes....We're Ugly And We Stink, But We Rule, fa**ot Muthaf***a
oh and by the way I live in Paw Paw Michigan and if you think you know a band email me and give me information about them in your own words b****............sako_211@Yahoo.com..........................GOODBYE

# Mar 6, 2005 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. James(216) writes:

Dakota Le Francois hahaha you make me laugh with your ignorance twards slipknot they are a metal boy band put togeather by Roadrunner because they didnt want to invest in mushroomhead and dont tell me about researching the band or wearing their shirts because i invested 5 years of my life to slipknot so f*** off you want to be maggot because your just a f***ing sheep that will follow anything they do because you dont know sh**

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 1:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Tom MSF writes:

i am an a$$hole. Its been proven, but still....people look at their bands at different point of views. and i just think if i were in a band as famous as slipknot i would do the 4 minute song, and then care for my wife. I think if this were '99 clown would have showed up. Its sad how we cant look at slipknot the same way anymore. and its just a matter of time until it ends, and we wont see them period. And for the last dude, i didnt say they would break up over this show. They ARE going to break up . Face it, They've been touring since the beginning of last year, ozzfest, and now this year again, and its guaranteed that Corey/ Joey are going back to their side projects, because THEY SAID IT! I saw little kid's moms dancing to wait and bleed this year at ozzfest. Going to a slipknot show isnt even fun anymore...just predictable. I kno many people will hate me for writing this, some people might agree on some sh*t. a band that shouldnt have gotten this famous...did. its on like 5000 times a day on the radio. im just (sic) of it all. Maggot no more...no one cares and neither do i. Jp ur fat...

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 1:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. DerailTheTrain writes:

What kills me is that someone can stop liking a band just because they got famous.....thats the most childish and selfsih (traitor-like) thing u can do.....Unless they REALLY sell out (see Kiss, the googoo dolls *once a "gutter punk" band* or Metallica black album to "st anger 'round meh neck)

and i dont think Slipknot did, then you're more or less defending an attitude change by placing the blame on the band rather than taking the responsibility to say...i liked this band..and now i dont,

you cant always keep your favorite band in your pocket, and if thats what u want, go support someone thats struggling to make ends meet by working at burgerking by day and playing in a hardcore band by night, cus they need u more than slipknot does.

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 4:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. B-RAD writes:

i hope that Clown's wife get's better soon. Slipknot is one of my favorite bands...i hope they stay together for much longer..

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. SlipkntDeftnesStoner writes:

SLIPKNOT is master!!!

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. SlipkntDeftnesStoner writes:

do you think corey or the girl from oteps voice is better?

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. getoutofmyheadcuzidontneedthis writes:

corey and f*** you for asking that

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Tom MSF writes:

haha f*** you slipknot sucks haha i like micheal jackson hahahaha f*** you id suck m.j.'s d*** hahahah ummmm im gay to

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. getoutofmyheadcuzidontneedthis writes:

????? wtf?

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. tom MSF writes:

hi , im jp and im fat...and i wasted 5 years of my life dedicated to slipknot...haha take that jp!

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. knothead85 writes:

Listen people... Slipknot isn't going anywhere and if they do im gonna keep listening to their albums cuz i enjoy it. That's what metal is about. They SURE AS f*** aren't some boy band and in case you don't already know Muhsroom head sucks the giant wang. f***ing slipknot wannabees if ya ask me. Hope Shawn's wife gets better.

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 5:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. tom MSF writes:

yeah...mushroomhead...slipknot wannabees....even tho mushroomhead had their masks before slipknot ever did....yeah. know what ur talking about before u say anything. Mushroomhead is greater than slipknot will ever be. Thats just my opinion, but it is a fact that they are not slipknot wannabees

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Joey writes:

ha...ha...ha...f***. YOU TOM YOU GAY ASS. MOTHERf***ER. SlipKnoT IS going to do their side bands then they WILL come back together for SlipKnoT... it might take a while but it WILL happen "THEY SAID IT"!!.... f***. YOU! ...all of these f***ing peopleur lives mean nothing what r u living for...i know what im living for...SlipKnoT.... f***. YOU ...f***. YOU GO suck MJ's d***. You gay bastard. SlipKnoT will come back and they will be bigger than EVER... ,,l,(x_x),l,,

# Mar 14, 2005 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. runk the tunk writes:

WHO cares if the clown is there any way. The clown, sampler and chris fehn are all pointless members. They should not be in the band. What does the percussionist do... bang on the drums here and there. They just have to be the scary 9 man band.

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27. Flyboy'ssmartfriendwhocandoanythingbutspellright. writes:

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# Mar 14, 2005 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Flyboysfriedwhocan'twpellverygoodeither writes:

Tom you are aself centerd individual who needs medical assistanca as faras your brain goes. Ihate to say this dude, but you have smoked one too many blunts and all those commertials u see on tv about weed and stuff. well, their talking about you.
You see it is retards like you that give humanitey a bad name, you are probably
the type of people that sits at home and talks sh** about other people to inmask that sorrow filled with regret and hate twords your self. you probably sitg at home jacking off to porn on your computer wishing it was you.
You call them a sell out, but in realetie, you are the only one who has sold out .
By typing that, you claim you hate them,but you know deepinside they are all you have. Because you are no one and I hate to tell you bro, but we will anlways need some one to clean the toilets at Mcdonalds. so go cut yourself and keep telling yourself that your something. Because you know that you are the only one that tells yourself that no one else.. . . . . . . . . . . . . I don't belive in god either.

# Mar 14, 2005 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. flyboy420 writes:

Hey Tom, f*** you slipknot rules you f***ing homosexual gay c***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............Yeah me and best friend in the whole world, ALEX are gonna go see them in San Jose.Yeah he so cool , he's like the most awsomest person in the whole world! Ya- Know the other day me and alex were drivin down the road when .............................................................oh I'm sorry I don't want to bore you with my story !!!!!!!!!It's just alex is so wicked awsome, you know he could play the bass like nobodies bussiness,he's so cool!!!!!.......................................................................................................................................................................
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.................................And I don't believe in GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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30. Flyboy'ssmartfriendwhocandoanythingbutspellright. writes:

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# Mar 14, 2005 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. flyboy420 writes:

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# Mar 14, 2005 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. slipknot sucks ass writes:

i ran into three of the posers that are in slipknot about 8 months before they signed on with roadrunner. all these dorks could talk about was their record deal but they didn't reveal who they were signing on with. i was at a dive bar in downtown des moines called hairy marys...all these dork asses could say was "have you seen my mask" and other stupid sh**. to be honest with you, half the dudes in that band couldn't qualify to work at a Subway serving sandwhiches...also, i ran into Corey Taylor just outside another watering hole in des moines just before he started his side project stone sour and at that time his exact words were " i am f***ing done with slipknot"......he was p***ed off at several band members and he was tired form their touring...it looks like they needed money and corey prostituted himself out again.......and to think i used to see these clown asses play at teh Ranch Bowl in Omaha NE for $5 a show............they polayed with bands like the URGE which if you do your research, they are not a heavy metal band at all....Slipknot used to love playing with the URGE from ST LOUIS.......now they would laugh at such an insult...they all are poser a$$ b**** boys

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33. I agree writes:

Yes! Somebody else sees through the bullsh**! Slipknot is f***ing clownshoes.

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. FlyBoy'sFriend.. writes:

you guys are just jeluse that they made it and u didn't

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. you all suck writes:

Everyone here needs to go suck one. You all are the most ignorant 12 year olds i have ever heard. All of you are about the music scene, not the music. Life isn't about masks or what people think of you. Who gives a f**k, if your going to like something, like it because you do. Not because everyone else does. That is the problem with metal music these days, there are too many trend following hypocrites out there. Bands evolve, for good and bad reasons. Slipknot has evolved, if you all like it or not. In my opinion it was for the better, and I don't expect everyone to agree with me, and truely I don't give a sh*t. You all just need to go listen to the most talented band in new metal today, LAMB OF GOD. Talk about a band who can play the sh*t out of some instruments.

# Mar 19, 2005 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. gwarbitch writes:

i agree i just seen slipknot and lamb of god in concert and lamb of god KICKED ASS!! But slipknot was just as good,AND THE CLOW PLAYED. who gives a f*** if they used to be "poser" why waste you lif worrying bout others. WHO CARES!!!!!!

# Mar 20, 2005 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. mike marcello writes:

good thing i went feb 17th tehy were pretty awesome, and why were they kicked off the tour so many peope baught tickets and wont get to see the greta show

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. brad writes:

the biggest hypocrite ive seen on this site in ages

"All of you are about the music scene, not the music"

dude what the f*** do you think nu metal is? why do you think they played with masks in the first place?


dumbass

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. no one writes:

this is the most boring article ive ever read a mean its about slipknoy they suck the first record was good but now they suck and dont be such p***ys on fighting about his wifes sickness who cares no one does i dont i could care less stone sour was good foe a while but murderdolls that was just lame and so gay corey sucks he sounds like if he hasnt sh** for a week its so lame sold out slipknot so gay

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