Slipknot's Clown On Bandmates: 'I Can't Stomach All These Guys'
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SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan recently gave an in-depth interview to Metal Temple magazine's Katrina Thompson during the group's visit to Kansas City as part of their world tour. When asked if the rumors were true that SLIPKNOT are going to disband after this tour, Clown said, "Well, you know, I can't promise anything, but I will tell you that we're already planning on another record. Anything can happen, of course. In the early days, there were always three, maybe two and a half years for each cycle. It's a lot of time and here I am on three now. We've communicated, I think we've made the right movements as a band, and I can't stomach all these guys, and I don't care if they like to hear that or not, you know. I'm an only child, I used to think I wanted brothers but I don't. I enjoy being an only child. But that's that, we're gonna stick it out, we're having a lot of fun. We've gotten a new management, we've done really well for ourselves as a business, we've gotten really good at being able to pay bills, this record cycle and our business is good. And it's all not for nothing. I mean, I would do this for as long as I could but the fact of the matter is that I've got four kids, I've got mouths to feed, I've got insurance, medical bills, school clothes, pencils, it's not easy. I mean, this has gotta be my art, but it's gotta pay the bills too. I'm just having a blast and as long as it works, we're all in and it's working. We got great, great, great people that understand what the fuck the KNOT is and if you don't know what the KNOT is then you get cast out, but we finally got those people."
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