Probably fucking old and ready to retire. Violence is part of his role in their live act. Cant do that for 4+ decades without wearing down and thinking about how much you have saved in your bank account.
tweet has been deleted
Instagram post got taken down too. This doesn't look good.
People = sht amirite
i guess this is the end, so far
Easily replaceable, it's all good. You could replace any member of slipknot honestly except maybe Corey Taylor cause of his unique vocals
well it’s been 27 years. good for him honestly
5 hours ago Clown clarified everything, he is staying home for this tour to take care of his wife, then returning to the band.
Sorry, which red neck pig fucking loser in a clown mask is Craig again? Is he the triangle player or the dude who jumps off scaffolding?
lol potsy go off
He's the scaffolding jumper I think
Band should have hung it up a decade ago tbh
nah they still slap wdym
the mask derivative of pinhead
anyone got a link to a screenshot of the statement
damn this really is the end, so far
“Violence is part of his role in their live act.” “ he is staying home for this tour to take care of his wife”
I think the Clown (Shawn) staying home to care for spouse and Pinhead (Craig) leaving the band are different announcements.
lol so apparently they fired him hours before a show (according to the article)? and now they've deleted all mention of it? seems fishy
I’m thinkin “take care of” in the sopranos way
this is really gonna hurt the vibe of the new CMF2 album
Awful band and who cares.
in 1999, Durst allegedly said, “Slipknot fans are a bunch of fat, ugly kids.”
Another OG getting sick of the toxic culture they've got backstage?
Durst is so based, remember the time he absolutely obliterated Eminem in a rap battle?
Also literally every one of these dudes has a deliverance ass swamp person name
Craig? Sean? Corey????? Gimme a fuckin break
slipknot are so silly now. they should stop.
Yes potsy i also said that already before you quoted me
Oh i get it lol
Busy working and sputting
he'll take care of you if necessary
The cracks are forming...
Imagine putting all the effort into basing your entire band around wearing little outfits and masks and making little alias’s but everyone on the entire planet knows that you’re literally just some dude named Craig. Way to spoil the enigma.
my favorite thing craig did was that one time when he
theres a basketball game on
suspend your unbelief for a little minute here slipknot gets on the stage not the swamp asses
Id rather listen to slipknot than watch a basketball game tbh
wtf you dont like watching muscular sweaty men running around
Well I never said that
maybe u just prefer them sweaty and running around in costumes
Rather them sweaty running around naked
all or nothing
But what are Corey Taylor's thoughts on this
i didnt know he had thoughts
Eh band aside hope the dudes doing alright, since it happened right before a show I doubt it was amblicable. Most of the speculation I can think up isn't exactly positive.
Crazy to think how their whole “were a family and will never carry on with different members” mantra from the mid 00s has completely imposed over the last decade
one might say the knot is coming untied
"But what are Corey Taylor's thoughts on this"
i hate that this still gets me after all these years
One might say the slip is starting to slide
"I’m thinkin “take care of” in the sopranos way"
for each member that leaves slipknot they should add two
the hydra that is slipknot
But what are Corey Taylor's thoughts on this
so bad but it got me
The guy with the coolest mask is gone so the band literally has zero reason to exist anymore
well u misunderstand because a lost member is a new mask opportunity
Slipknot is my favorite Scooby Doo band after Ghost.
Can’t wait to see “Corey Taylor discusses useless members departure” from every metal site
Craig Jones leaves Sputnik
Another one bites the dust
“But what are Corey Taylor's thoughts on this"
I forgot all about that. What a cringe time that was
Someone needs to plz explain that reference to me
We got Ja Rule on the phone...
If Ja Rule talks like he raps, I’m gonna need captions over the phone to understand dude
Out of all members, Craig barely contributed anything at all. He was literally just there to shake and headbang his porcupine head at most shows. The other members all contribute in some way....even if extremely minimal but I cannot think of a single Craig moment lol. Still will always love these guys for nostalgic reasons and the first few albums still rip.
"I cannot think of a single Craig moment"
He did some cool sampling on the first two Slipknot albums but yeah in recent years his presence has been pretty minimal.
is there even a single member of this 8-piece band that isn't easily replaceable apart from Jim Root (who I imagine partly leads the band) and Corey Taylor?
It's always said that Clown is the visionary behind the band and has a lot of creative control over it. So I guess replacing him could change the band significantly
Didn’t realize bashing Slipknot was still a thing? I thought that was a decade ago? Also, people need to get lives.
StonedManatee i was thinking the same, weird timeline haha
Surprised Corey hasn’t left yet
"It's always said that Clown is the visionary behind the band and has a lot of creative control over it."
Interesting, I thought otherwise for their recent output because in WANYK he had zero writing credits and I can't find specific credits for the last one
At least Corey Taylor called the band Clown's baby in an interview.
"Slipknot is Clown’s baby. I punch a clock and then I punch out." (https://www.nme.com/news/music/corey-taylor-on-finishing-new-solo-album-cmf2-its-more-of-a-punch-in-the-face-3408817)
As long as he's not punching the clown around his fellow bandmates
slipknot will be around as long as corey wants it to be around.
could easily see slipknot turning into what guns n roses has been for most of the past 30 years: axl and a bunch of no names playing the hits... except its even easier with slipknot cause everyone is masked. they're already more than halfway there.
everything gets made fun of now, what are u stuck in 95?
"could easily see slipknot turning into what guns n roses has been for most of the past 30 years: axl and a bunch of no names playing the hits..."
Just want to throw it out there that Duff and Slash (... those names) both returned to GNR in 2016, so in their defense 3/5 original members are still together, 4/6 if you count Dizzy Reed who joined them prior to Use Your Illusion and never left.
“ It's always said that Clown is the visionary behind the band and has a lot of creative control over it."
Lmao doesn’t that dude play like…. One floor tom?
yeah he's a regular stomp cast member
“ Didn’t realize bashing Slipknot was still a thing? I thought that was a decade ago? Also, people need to get lives.”
lol you gonna be ok super chief?
plz compare this band to gnr more. i love the circus.
"Lmao doesn’t that dude play like…. One floor tom?"
super chief 😂
also just to clear up any misunderstanding, Clown is the percussion guy, the member that the statement was about was their sampler/keyboardist guy Craig Jones
aside from Clown he's the longest tenured member, and did provide a lot of important components to their early sound especially on self-titled
i believe Clown has announced recently he will be sitting out some of their upcoming tour dates or something
Hating on this band is beating a dead horse and such a pick me move
pick the wedgie out of yr swamp ass
Its unbelievable to think even 5 of them have lasted this long. Im honestly just excited to go along the ride of finding out who the new guy is.
ya never know he might have a really cool new mask
They already announced a new guy with a new mask lmfaoooo
Does Clown have like… any musical talent outside of playing a floor tom? I just find it hard to believe that a guy that has been relegated to hurting himself on stage and playing one tom in a band that has a whole ass drummer and another dude who plays one more tom could be the leading contributor to the bands songwriting behind the scenes lmao. Like what exactly have his contributions been?
I know clown plays actual drums on a kit outside of Slipknot, but idk how well or how much that might factor into his contributions. Also I'm not surprised they've already found a replacement. The band is just way too big at this point to stop. Gotta keep the machine running.
i dont think clown has a reputation for being a leading contributor to the band's songwriting, afaik he's just a co-founder and started the band on their mask thing
I’m not entirely sure what his specific contributions were but he was there day one, has done art direction for all their records, and was one of three members (including Taylor and Root) to have songwriting credits for all the tracks on WANYK. He is at the very least a major player in the band
in other slipknot news: https://www.nme.com/news/music/corey-taylor-praises-sleep-token-compares-them-to-early-slipknot-3446058
"They already announced a new guy with a new mask lmfaoooo"
lmaoooo i'm dead
You’d think if he was any good it would be easier to have him replace Joey knowing all the songs by heart already and getting a new fucking Tom player rather than getting a new kit drummer and keeping him on the Tom
Think I may have worsened some of the confusion lol, in my "interesting, I thought..." comment I thought Craig Jones was nicknamed Clown (the credits I mentioned were for Jones)
Is clown the Tom Sandoval of slipknot?
clown is the brian wilson of slipknot
Who tf is brain
harry dean stanton plays brain
I'm going to gatekeep the shit out of VPR, god dang bandwagoners
Gotta clear out all the old, although I'm sure it won't help Corey make interesting music again.
How do you fuck up hitting a god damn trash can
clowns arent even funny
What the hell is going on?
bizarre video. and if i interpreted its meaning correctly, bizarre video in poor taste
Is clown the Tom Sandoval of slipknot? - yuh
Was there ever a line of thought that any of these cirque du sol-hillbilly’s could contribute anything of good taste to society?
These guys are marsh carnies
Cirque du sol hillbilly’s lmfaoooo. That’s gotta be one of the best I’ve seen yet. Pots our opinions on this band are like diametrically opposite of each other but your comments on this thread give me life please don’t stop
Well now I have performance anxiety 😡
sorry bb :*
All Band Is Gone
How hard can it be to find a new guy to hit a beer keg with a bat
“ All Band Is Gone”
"All Band Is Gone"
whose alt is LeDemonLemon?
i dont give two craps about ol shitcock
tried givin idaho a chance, sucked dog dick
Fuck em. Band has never been good.
It really feels like they're falling apart as a band, Corey and Sean must be a nightmare to work with (or more likely, for)
This makes WANYK being good feel even more like a fluke. Like I keep thinking about if WANYK wasn’t made and Corey Taylor went from his Nostalgia Critic appearance to CMFT to The End, So Far he would be a Billy Corgan level laughing stock
Clown does most of the multi-media work for the band. He's directed a bunch of their music videos and developed the cover art for some of the albums.
I also think he's a complete hack but those are his contributions at least.
article isnt even about clown
I know but there's a lot of discussion within the comments about Clown's role in the band other than pounding a keg.
Yeah I str8 up asked wtf clown does cuz other people mentioned slipknot being his baby and him being a major contributor
I think the real MVP has got to be whichever guy goes to spirit Halloween every year and picks out their new masks and swamp rompers
Swamp romper 🙈😂
WANK is a masterpiece, it's my favourite, I am a proud WANKer
Slipknot is the most corporate band ive ever seen. It makes sense that clown would try to miss one tour over family and the label immediately says he breached contract and permaban him. They save a lot of money hiring someone cheaper to perform permanently.
Pretty sure the label plans to keep the band going for forever with all new members eventually. Not even CMFT is safe.
"well u misunderstand because a lost member is a new mask opportunity"
A lost member is a new generic mask opportunity
"Pretty sure the label plans to keep the band going for forever"
They literally just left the label
Seriously. The masks have been an offensive generic insulting joke since their 4th or 5th album at least.
Fine scratch out label for management 🤣🤣🤣
"How do you fuck up hitting a god damn trash can"
^ Hello, Ed boy!
Yeah they are with the same management so they havent left anywhere. Labels just label discs and make internet pictures.
Roadrunner just put out an EP of instrumentals and demos of the one good song off The End, So Far man what is happening with this band
gotta capitalize on this publicity somehow
Corporate band boys
Wtf is this thread…
We all took various forms of speed before commenting here.
im late but ye that all band is gone meme is funni
"WANK is a masterpiece, it's my favourite, I am a proud WANKer"
WANK = We Are Not Kind
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