While there would always be jokes about what a cushy gig it must be to be the Slipknot percussionist (or that dude who is just a sampler), it looks like Chris Fehn, the dude who hits those trash cans with Clown, does not feel properly compensated.
A new report from The Blast notes a new lawsuit filed by Fehn claims he was not paid his fair share.
Fehn specifically calls out Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan for shady business dealings:
He claims 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 additional companies and had never been paid by them. He is looking for a full forensic accounting on Slipknot's assets and wants to collect the money he believes he is owed.
Update – Corey Taylor has responded since the story went public with a tweet, seemingly addressing this situation, writing: "You’re gonna read a lot of bullshit today. This is all I’ll say. JUST YOU WAIT TIL THE TRUTH COMES OUT. Long Live The Knot."
Fehn made headlines in 2018 when he took a photo with Donald Trump at one of Trump's golf resorts.
You’re gonna read a lot of bullshit today. This is all I’ll say. JUST YOU WAIT TIL THE TRUTH COMES OUT.
Long Live The Knot.
— Corey Taylor (@CoreyTaylorRock) March 14, 2019