In a new interview with Shawn 'Clown' Crahan, the percussionist explains the importance of burning camel dung throughout the three-day event.
While the metal world waits for a new Slipknot album, the band’s members are keeping particularly busy in various forms. Joey Jordison’s new band Scar the Martyr will be opening up for Danzig; Corey Taylor has been busy with Stone Sour and has a new book; and now Deadline has reported that Shawn “Clown” Crahan has sealed the deal on his feature film directing debut with the moview ‘Officer Downe.’
Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has worked in an innumerable amount of projects during his career, both on and offstage. Crahan is currently pursuing his latest endeavor, a documentary about eating disorders, and he's reached out to Slipknot fans and the general public to contribute to the project.
In 2011, a Facebook page was launched petitioning 'Saturday Night Live' to bring in Slipknot as a musical guest. It's hard to believe that the metal phenoms have never graced the 'SNL' stage, as they've brought the hate to 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' in the past, along with multiple appearances on 'Conan' and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Just because you're in a seriously pissed off metal band with songs that contain lyrics such as "I want to slit your throat and f--- the wound" doesn't necessarily mean you don't have a soft side. Slipknot percussionist / backup vocalist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has a son who is also in a band, and as Clown witnessed his spawn record vocals, the mad carnival villain couldn't help but shed a prideful tear.