A documentary about Slipknot has revealed that Clown believes the band will exist forever, with or without its current lineup.
The BBC one-hour doc is called “Hellbound” and is hosted by DJ Daniel P. Carter — who plays guitar in Krokodil, the band featuring Slipknot’s touring bassist Allesandro “Alex” Venturella.
“I’m always trying to figure out how to let it be forever, kind of like a Van Gogh painting. They’re not just gonna take one of my album covers and stick it in the Louvre [museum in Paris]. But if we can keep it going, if we can keep the philosophy and the culture going, there’s no reason why kings and queens can’t take it over.”
Interesting. I never know exactly what Clown is talking about, which is why he fascinates me.
“Don’t be surprised one day, you know, nobody in the band will be in the band. It’ll all just be new people. I’ll be eighty and there’ll be a whole Slipknot thing moving. I mean, we’ve got two new guys now, man. You never know — my son might take over. You never know.”
That’d be stellar. I can’t wait until I’m in my 80s and some false version of Slipknot are still around, playing shows.
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