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.
Hollywood Undead are gearing up to release their third studio album, 'Notes From the Underground' in 2013. With another year coming our way, rock and metal acts from around the world will attempt to create the biggest buzz of the year, capturing the spotlight for themselves and their music. To give Hollywood Undead a little extra boost for the new single 'We Are,' the band has recruited Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan to direct the song's music video.
Waiting patiently outside of the band trailers during the 2012 Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal, Canada, we couldn't help but feel anxiously elated that we were about to speak with Slipknot percussionist / backup vocalist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan. After he allowed us into his den, we spoke with Clown about the past, present and future of Slipknot in an interview you won't want to miss.