Corey Taylor On The Identity of SLIPKNOT's Tortilla Man: "Even If Somebody Gets It Right, We’re Not Gonna Confirm It"
Slipknot fans thought they were onto something when they theorized the identity of the new member might be Michael Pfaff, a musician that collaborated with Clown on his side project, Dirty Little Rabbits. There are a lot of coincidental clues that lead to Pfaff. But, the band is denying it.
In a new interview with Eddie Trunk, frontman Corey Taylor made it clear that even if we were to figure it out, the band would not confirm it either way. He said the band is having a lot of fun misleading people with clues:
“I did an interview with Rock Feed news like a week ago or so, and I said that it was Tito Puente. And people who had never heard of Tito Puente were, like, ‘Oh my God! He totally revealed who [it is].’ I’m, like, ‘Are you kidding?’ It is amazing the level of ridiculousness that not only permeates this band but permeates the fandom of this band. I’m just sitting back going, ‘I’ll feed you guys whatever.’ I mean, it’s beautiful. Just laying those little clues and people lose their minds. It’s awesome.”
When Taylor was asked if anybody has gotten the identity correct, he quickly responded “I’ve seen a couple of things, and none of ’em have been right so far. I’m loving it, dude.” As to whether or not the group plan to keep his identity a mystery, Taylor said:
“For us, it’s more about just keeping the spirit alive. ‘New guy’ doesn’t care. Even if somebody gets it right, we’re not gonna confirm it. It’s one of those things. For us, it’s more about getting the band out there. Because, to be honest, the one thing that kind of reminded us that the band is more important is that even after the album came out, people were still into the band no matter who was in it.
So, to us, it’s a reminder that the band is more important than worrying about conjecture about who ‘Tortilla Guy’ is. So we just basically politely answer those questions, but never fully commit to any correct answers. [Laughs]”
So basically, we're on our own here. It's going to take another disgruntled stage tech to confirm this member's identity.
By the way, we highly recommend watching the Rock Feed interview with Corey Taylor. Watch it below.