Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan would feel ''cheapened and betrayed'' if the group ever ditched their famous masks because it is a part of their ''art''.
Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan would feel ''cheapened and betrayed'' if the group ever ditched their famous masks.
The 'Wait and Bleed' hitmakers have always performed with their faces covered and the 50-year-old percussionist insisted it is ''pure religion'' from him and the band don't ''deter'' from their art.
Speaking on 'The Fred Minnick Show', he said:''I really couldn't fathom us any other way. I would feel cheapened; I would feel betrayed. I think that's the difference. It's the self-worth in the dream, in the art that you create. Ours is very, very, very precise, and we do not deter away from staying the course.
''People ask me all the time, 'Are you gonna take off the mask?'
''And I say, 'Why do I need to do that? You're only asking me because of behaviour. You're only doing that because you have a hypothesis of all the other artists, some way or not, but I'm not a part of that test, that field research. I'm the Clown in a band called Slipknot. We are not your kind. We are not like you. We're not part of your hypothesis.' ''
Shawn can't ''fathom'' the idea that anyone in the band would even want to be unmasked.
He said: ''It's my life. And I can't ever fathom going in so personal because of laziness or stress or just the will to not wanna put it on anymore. I signed the deal we did in the beginning, and there's just never been any [thought] of anything else.''
Singer Corey Taylor has previously admitted he doesn't think the group will ever ''lose the masks'' as he feels it keeps them relevant.
He said: ''It's such a part of our art. It's also part of the reason why we change the masks with every album.
''Unlike KISS, they have always used the same make-up and it never evolved.
''For us, we've changed with every album and not only the masks but also the outfits. You can totally tell every album by the uniform.
''I think things like that have kept Slipknot relevant, it's kept the music vibrant, it's kept the live shows different and it's kept us from stagnating. So, no, I could never see us losing the masks.''
Ahead of the imminent release of his second solo album - Dekker, aka Brookln Dekker, took time out to let us know about the musical project he...
Former Bengal Lancer Harry Sullivan, aka From The Tiger's Mouth, has just released his first solo single - 'Morning News' under his new moniker.
Just ahead of the imminent release of her debut EP - 'Skiá', London born, Bristol and Berlin based singer-songwriter LUIANNA, says she'd like to...
Spiritualized continue where they left off with their last exquisitely crafted record - 'And Nothing Hurts', with yet another very impressive...
The arrival of spring brings with it a plethora of fresh releases from artists both new and old.
'Push The Sky Away', the fifteenth studio album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, was released on February 18th 2013 and represented a pivotal moment...
Here are the full winners from this year's BRIT Awards.
Unlike the Sue Gray report into alleged law breaking at Number 10, our five favourite forthcoming albums in February all have a confirmed date to be...