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Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn sues band

Photo by Ben Vogelsang | Idea Machine Productions for 105.7 The Point
Photo by Ben Vogelsang | Idea Machine Productions for 105.7 The Point

Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has filed a lawsuit against his bandmates, claiming that he hasn’t been properly compensated for his years of touring with the group. According to The Blast, Fehn claims in his lawsuit to have always been told that the money from merchandise and touring is funneled through one sole company that splits profits and pays the members of the band.

However, Fehn claims he recently discovered that his bandmates have set up several other Slipknot-affiliated business entities in different states that appear to be collecting money from the band. Fehn says he was unaware of these companies, and claims to have never received a dime from them. He specifically accuses band leaders Shawn “Clown” Crahan and Corey Taylor of shady business dealings.

Fehn wants a full forensic accounting done on Slipknot’s companies and assets, and intends to collect the damages and profits he believes he is owed. Known for wearing a Pinocchio-style mask, Fehn has performed with Slipknot since 1998 and appears on all the band’s albums. Although his status with the group is not clear at the moment, sources familiar with the matter report that he was recently fired.

Corey Taylor appeared to react to the news on Twitter, writing, “You’re gonna read a lot of bulls**t today. This is all I’ll say. JUST YOU WAIT TIL THE TRUTH COMES OUT. Long Live The Knot.”

Story source: The Blast

SIDE NOTES: Fehn’s lawsuit against his bandmates comes just as Slipknot is gearing up for a major summer North American tour and the release of its sixth studio LP, due out August 9th. 

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