Band clashes are always due to happen, and while we’re sure that Clown / M Shaw Craham of SLIPKNOT may not necessarily be disputing the musicianship of FOO FIGHTERS, he’s been very firm of ‘keeping has band away from festival line ups with bands like them’.
Taking part in an industry live concert panel, Underground To Mainstream: What Are Metal and Hip-Hop Doing Right (And Where Does It Go From Here?)” last week at the 2018 Pollstar Live! event. Crahan refused to go with a suggestion from longtime festival producer Danny Wimmer that his band share a concert bill with Foo Fighters, saying, “I ask myself, does Slipknot want to play next to the Foo Fighters? The answer is no, ecause my kids don’t want me to do that.”
“I DON’T NEED THE NEW FANS…”
“If we play alongside the Foo Fighters, we are going to get new fans, I agree with that,” Crahan continued. “I love that, but I’m worried about the kid that won’t come to the show because we’re playing with the Foo Fighters. He wants to know why we’re not playing with Nine Inch Nails. Those kids tell all of us what they want.”
However, he was quick to affirm us that a new KNOTFEST was on the way, and stated, “”So, don’t try to figure out ways of how to combine things for the new fan, I don’t need the new fan, I need the fan that has anxiety, parents are getting divorced, social problems, gender problems—I need them to come to the ultimate show. And they’re going to get that at Knotfest.”