02) Corey Taylor says every Slipknot member gets paid equally
Questions have been raised since the lawsuit between former percussionist Chris Fehn and Slipknot started. Fehn sued bandmates Corey Taylor and Shawn “Clown” Crahan, six of their business ventures, Shore and Rob Shore & Associates, Inc., alleging that he was not being paid fairly for his work in the band. As the lawsuit continues to develop including a new affidavit claiming the former percussionist was a “hired employee,” people still want to know what really happened. Taylor recently spoke with Vulture explaining a different story that the band has always been paid equally.
“The great thing about the business part of it is that because we’re from Iowa, it all makes sense. You do the work, you get paid. That’s straight-up it. We split merch equally. We split live equally. We do everything equally. And if we’re all working toward the same thing, then it just all makes sense. We’re always taking care of each other. Even though we’re older now, our reasons for making music and continuing to do this are still the same. It’s one of those things that, if our reasoning for doing this had changed, the band probably wouldn’t have lasted as long as it did. But — and obviously I can’t speak for everybody in the band — I know the OGs that are here are all still trying to just make the best music that we can. So we take care of each other.”