Slipknot's Clown Discusses Band's Future At SXSW Q&A Session
Band Photo: Slipknot (?)
Metal Injection was at South By Southwest, covering all the metal happenings and one of the most talked about events was a Q&A session with Slipknot's Clown, aka M. Shawn Crahan. Metal Injection had a few minutes to speak with Crahan, who discussed his new photography book, The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey, out June 19th. Metal Injection also asked Crahan to elaborate on the future of Slipknot, and the recent difference in opinion between members of the band as to if new material is being written or not. Crahan did his best to explain the situation stating:
I can clear it up easily for you. Everyone in the band is writing all the time. Whether it's a micro-cassette recorder or a memo on your iPhone or Corey writing random things he invents in his head on a piece of paper or Joey saying 'I got nothing to do, I'm gonna go in the studio with all these ideas. I'm going to rent out a studio for a month and a half and I'm going to fucking write.'
I think what people don't understand about what's being said is that we're all dealing with Paul's death differently. Some want to move, some want to take time. But basically, what's being said is of course things are being written. But nothing is done because we're not together yet. And there is no reason to get together to talk about it because there are other things moving, like the grieving process.
Stone Stour is going to go out and do their thing, which they should. They've earned it. It's a good thing. Just me down here at SXSW, I'm the only guy here, doing something. I should be allowed to have this outlet.
Really, what it all comes down to is that, yes, writing is being done seriously every day, but it is going to be a while. It's just going to be. There's things going on. It gets a little perverted in the press, almost like 'he says yes, he says no, we got a problem.' It's more like, yeah, writing is going on but it's going to be a while, and both of them are telling the truth, and I'm here to tell you, we're not going nowhere!
The full interview can be seen through Metalinjection or in the player below, with Shawn's uncensored comments about the band, his process for photography and his new photo book.
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