While this may not be much of a surprise to anyone, Slipknot has decided to part ways with percussionist, Chris Fehn. The decision was made after Fehn decided to sue the band over a money dispute. While frontman Corey Taylor has already responded to the issue, the band placed a note on their website to confirm the news.
Read the full statement below:
“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, who was once known as #3, was with the group for over twenty years as he’s worked on their 1999 self-titled debut up until their latest single, “All Out Life,” which was released this past Halloween. We aren’t fully sure what happened between late February until now as Fehn has been promoting the group via his own social media accounts.
Slipknot recently announced a huge North American summer tour with Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth in support of their upcoming sixth studio effort, which is scheduled to arrive on August 9th via Roadrunner. Following the group’s summer run, they will join Metallica on their fall Australian/New Zealand trek.