Clown Says Slipknot Could Carry On With New Members

The band’s mastermind says some version of the band could continue on through the ages



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.

Says Clown:

“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.

He added:

“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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