Chris Fehn out of Slipknot

2019-03-18 by Devastator | 72 Comments
Iowa metal band Slipknot have announced that they have parted ways with percussionist Chris Fehn after it was reported last week that he was suing his now former band members over being cheated out of profits from the band. The band has released this statement regarding the separation.

“Slipknot’s focus is on making album #6, and our upcoming shows around the world, our best ever. Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims, rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot. We would have preferred he not take the path that he has, but evolution in all things is a necessary part of this life. Long Live The Knot.”

Fehn is the 3rd member of Slipknots classic lineup to leave the band after the band separated from drummer Joey Jordison due to still unknown reasons and bassist Paul Gray's death due to a drug overdose.

Slipknot's 6th album is currently scheduled for release on August 9th, 2019 and it is unknown of this news will delay the album at all.

Read more about Chris's lawsuit and claims at: http://www.metalsucks.net/2019/03/14/slipknot-percussionist-chris-fehn-is-reportedly-suing-the-other-members-of-the-band/

Tagged: Slipknot

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starboystargirl
March 18th 2019
600 Comments


doesn't all this guy do on stage is jack off his nose?

fuck kinda royalties does he think he's owed?

BigBlob
March 18th 2019
5492 Comments


this band has more drama than most pop groups. gay

Rowhaus
March 18th 2019
2881 Comments


Chris always had my favorite mask. This is disappointing indeed.

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hobblepot
March 18th 2019
2423 Comments


[2]

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robotmagician
March 18th 2019
1221 Comments


damn how’re they gonna replace the guy who smashes trash barrels or whatever

Space Jester
March 18th 2019
8158 Comments


Not a loss, The band with sound the same if they had four members

Darius the Great
March 18th 2019
21271 Comments


oh nooooo whatever will we doooooo

anarchistfish
March 18th 2019
28091 Comments


"doesn't all this guy do on stage is jack off his nose?

fuck kinda royalties does he think he's owed?"

this is the humour in this story yes

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InFlamesWeThrash666
March 18th 2019
9436 Comments


they can hire me to hit the trash cans

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anarchistfish
March 18th 2019
28091 Comments


"damn how’re they gonna replace the guy who smashes trash barrels or whatever"


just hire bad stage technicians so everything falls apart lolol

suppatime
March 18th 2019
1543 Comments


p sure joey is out cuz he has/had a nerve condition or something that made it difficult for him to play drums and i guess corey didn't wanna wait for him to get better? some shit like that (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Jordison#Illness)

drama is wack tho

anarchistfish
March 18th 2019
28091 Comments


this band is nothing but drama since they reunited

InFlamesWeThrash666
March 18th 2019
9436 Comments


drama and a shitty album so far

anarchistfish
March 18th 2019
28091 Comments


"p sure joey is out cuz he has/had a nerve condition or something that made it difficult for him to play drums and i guess corey didn't wanna wait for him to get better? some shit like that (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Jordison#Illness)"

deep if true, and flies in the face of this unity they portray in their band image. did you just make the link off that or are there other rumours? only mentions his leg in the wiki, and if you have a drummer who can't kick a bass drum you have two others as backup lol. i guess it would affect his movement in general anyway, his balance and shit

Kusangii
March 18th 2019
2573 Comments


This band is a joke

anarchistfish
March 18th 2019
28091 Comments


"drama and a shitty album so far"

agreed. i was a fanboy for years but i've pretty much outgrown them now. still spin them occasionally in small doses

suppatime
March 18th 2019
1543 Comments


@anarchistfish uhhhh i read some article or rumor about it a while back, but nobody has outright given the reasons why. from what i've read (https://www.nme.com/news/music/slipknot-12-1200178, https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/slipknots-clown-on-knotfest-the-end-of-the-band-and-his-relationship-with-joey-jordison-2171696) it seems like that was just the straw that broke the camel's back.

probably the condition and interpersonal beef and disagreement over musical direction all mixed together. they have always seemed unstable to me and i don't think a bunch of them get along lol. idk how jim root is still in slipknot considering corey kicked him out of stone sour lmao.

suppatime
March 18th 2019
1543 Comments


oh shit, just found this article (https://www.loudersound.com/features/this-is-a-rebirth-how-joey-jordison-saved-his-soul-and-his-career), seems like a p intense read lol

anarchistfish
March 18th 2019
28091 Comments


"idk how jim root is still in slipknot considering corey kicked him out of stone sour lmao."

forgot this happened. idk reads to me like jim thought they were selling out and quit. impossible to glean all the nuance from a situation though

"https://www.loudersound.com/features/this-is-a-rebirth-how-joey-jordison-saved-his-soul-and-his-career"

will read

TheClansman95
March 18th 2019
2484 Comments


this sucks. Clown and Corey are just two moneygrabbers

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TheClansman95
March 18th 2019
2484 Comments


BRING BACK THE GODDAMN PINOCCHIO BOIIII

cloakanddagger
March 18th 2019
358 Comments


Jordison was having serious back problems running up to the time he departed slipknot, to the point where he had to be assisted onto the stage. The band mutually decided that it was best for his health if he didn't take part in the band any more.
Makes me think Fehn is just being a money-grabbing bitch.

WretchedCacophony
March 18th 2019
1867 Comments


Good good... who's next? Maybe by this time next year they'll all have left...

frozencarl
March 18th 2019
834 Comments


poop man leaves poop band

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Space Jester
March 18th 2019
8158 Comments


“idk reads to me like jim thought they were selling out and quit”

Would be ironic because Slipknot is like the most mainstream metal band on the planet

WretchedCacophony
March 18th 2019
1867 Comments


After Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, and probably even Trivium so ye agreed. Give me the irony plz

butt.
March 18th 2019
6486 Comments


"Slipknot is like the most mainstream metal band on the planet"
lol good, yes, I'll all the other bands know that they're off the hook then. Korn, A7X, five finger death punch, disturbed, BFMV, etc

cvlts
March 18th 2019
9657 Comments


guaran-fucking-teed everyone of these guys can't stand each other irl and only continue to make music for the revenue

bach
March 18th 2019
16283 Comments


“doesn't all this guy do on stage is jack off his nose?

fuck kinda royalties does he think he's owed?”

That kind of artistic output needs compensated for

Rowhaus
March 18th 2019
2881 Comments


A7X makes Slipknot sound like The Doors. That band is rubbish.

DatsNotDaMetulz
March 18th 2019
3926 Comments


Well they'll probably hire a replacement to do Fehn's percussion and backing vocals (that's right he did actually contribute vocals live), but they really don't need to.

Regarding Jordison, I remember reading that when he was ill, he didn't really disclose it and the other members of Slipknot thought he was abusing drugs, and that was why he couldn't walk. But I guess it's unlikely we'll ever know the true reasons. Jordison's doing alright with Sinsaenum though (but no idea what's happening with VIMIC. Maybe he'll recruit Fehn on bass).

Relinquished
March 18th 2019
43219 Comments


suppatime actually linked Jordison's response to the whole thing. no drugs, just pain and phys. therapy.

DatsNotDaMetulz
March 18th 2019
3926 Comments


I know but I seem to recall that the other members *THOUGHT* he was on drugs.

Space Jester
March 18th 2019
8158 Comments


“After Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, and probably even Trivium so ye agreed. Give me the irony plz”

“lol good, yes, I'll all the other bands know that they're off the hook then. Korn, A7X, five finger death punch, disturbed, BFMV, etc”

Its ironic that a guy who plays in Slipknot would be complaining about Stone Sour selling out. Not exactly hard to understand lol

StrikeOfTheBeast
March 18th 2019
8382 Comments


this is knot cool

artiswar
March 18th 2019
9931 Comments


regarding Joey's firing, he's talked at length about his side of the story. He got completely and utterly fucked over, and since no-one in the band to my knowledge has come out and refuted much less acknowledged his comments, I completely believe him. Slipknot hasn't been a band in a long time, they're a business and a brand and they haven't made anything worth listening to in over a decade. I wish they'd just break up and go on to do other projects rather than having to watch them slowly implode while at each others throats, but ok.

deathschool
March 18th 2019
25101 Comments


Thought this said Chris Farren for a second lol

supremejelly
March 18th 2019
1152 Comments


Long live the Knot bros! Keep on knotting! Support knot rock!

anarchistfish
March 18th 2019
28091 Comments


Did slipknot really sell out though. They were nu metal from the start and pretty much defined mainstream metal for a decade. and they've been a metal band ever since. Not really the same as strictly "selling out"

butt.
March 18th 2019
6486 Comments


Yeahhh if they ever sold out it was going from Iowa to Vol 3. That was a big sound shift, ever since then not so much.

Keyblade
March 18th 2019
28503 Comments


isnt this the guy that just smashes the trash can off beat

Keyblade
March 18th 2019
28503 Comments


"After Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, and probably even Trivium so ye agreed. Give me the irony plz"

trivium more mainstream than slipknot? like how

Space Jester
March 18th 2019
8158 Comments


Yea I def didn’t expect to get flak for calling Slipknot mainstream metal

JayEnder
March 18th 2019
6388 Comments


Guess they’ll have to find a new guy to jerk his own nose off.

trackbytrackreviews
March 18th 2019
3419 Comments


Slipknot sells way more albums than A7X or fucking Trivium lol, idk how they could be less mainstream

Keyblade
March 18th 2019
28503 Comments


honestly forgot trivium existed until i read it in here

TheMrAlexK
March 18th 2019
11252 Comments


I thought Taylor kicked Root out of Stone Sour so Root could spend more time writing the Grey Chapter lol. Swear I heard that somewhere

TheClansman95
March 18th 2019
2484 Comments


Shawn Crahan and Taylor's egos are just too big. And their thirst for cash is over the top. That is all.

Abscurat
March 19th 2019
124 Comments


I'm pretty sure Corey said somewhere that they've fired Joey because of his heroine addiction.

ZippaThaRippa
March 19th 2019
10547 Comments


Really addicted to strong female characters, huh? Another great one taken down.

artiswar
March 19th 2019
9931 Comments


that sexist pig

robotmagician
March 19th 2019
1221 Comments


imagine being shawn crahan and having an ego. congrats you started a really successful band and gave yourself the job "guy who smashes trash cans #2"

Ebola
March 19th 2019
3769 Comments


their first album is untouchable but honestly the nine members thing has always been a pointless masturbatory gimmick. they could shave off three or four more dudes and nothing would change

butt.
March 19th 2019
6486 Comments


i dont get why people give a damn about the extra members. as if brockhampton needs 15 members? its something different. its part of the show and experience. find something else to gripe about

Devastator
March 19th 2019
4018 Comments


"guy who smashes trash cans #2"

Idk why but that part got me laughing pretty hard.

Abscurat
March 19th 2019
124 Comments


I guess Joey Jordison must have really liked Captain Marvel then.

Halfman
March 20th 2019
265 Comments


every metal band in the US is dying to get their hands on this guy, wonder who will be able to reel him in.

oltnabrick
March 20th 2019
38754 Comments


PENIS NOSE IS OUT!

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TheClansman95
March 20th 2019
2484 Comments


:'( sad

Rowhaus
March 20th 2019
2881 Comments


"every metal band in the US is dying to get their hands on this guy, wonder who will be able to reel him in."
Can't tell if this is sarcasm lol

Keyblade
March 20th 2019
28503 Comments


really?

anarchistfish
March 20th 2019
28091 Comments


that mask masturbation is a desired skill

anarchistfish
March 20th 2019
28091 Comments


"i dont get why people give a damn about the extra members. as if brockhampton needs 15 members? its something different. its part of the show and experience. find something else to gripe about"

yh this tbh it's just funny

bloc
March 21st 2019
59500 Comments


I just realized both trash can hitters have a weirdly placed "h" in their last names

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Keyblade
March 21st 2019
28503 Comments


wait there's 2?

Hellscythe
March 21st 2019
4421 Comments


Clown is the other which is hilarious because he's easily the one with the biggest ego in the whole band

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bloc
March 21st 2019
59500 Comments


One of the guy's cans goes "ping" and the other's goes "pang".

It's a pretty obvious difference

BigBlob
March 21st 2019
5492 Comments


imagine being a millionair just from hitting a couple of awful sounding trashcans...









talking about lars ulrich btw XDDD

anarchistfish
March 21st 2019
28091 Comments


lol

frozencarl
March 21st 2019
834 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSN-I8WzF6E

trilo
March 21st 2019
3022 Comments


lol blob

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TheMrAlexK
March 23rd 2019
11252 Comments


“every metal band in the US is dying to get their hands on this guy, wonder who will be able to reel him in.”

He’s literally the Bryce Harper of metal rn



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