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Slipknot’s ‘Clown’ Shares Story Behind Goat on ‘Iowa’ Cover

In addition to masks and jumpsuits, one of Slipknot's many signature symbols is a goat. Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has shared the story behind the goat on the Iowa cover — and it had a pretty familiar name.“That goat’s name is Eeyore," Clown told Metal Hammer in a reflective piece on the 20th anniversary of Iowa. Of course, "Eeyore" is the name of a hidden track inside of album closer "Scissors" on 1999's Slipknot. "My mentor who got […]

todayJuly 2, 2021 2

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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Brings Solo Song Entries to Nine

We may have to wait a while longer for new Slipknot music, but percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan is doing his best to keep us occupied with solo music. Over the last two weeks, the musician has now released nine new pieces of music for fans to take in. The three latest pieces fall under the "Brainwash Love" title he's been using for a majority of the material, with new installments […]

todayJune 19, 2021 3

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Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Releases Two More Electronic Songs

Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan is at it again, kicking off your week with two more electronic instrumental soundscapes. For those counting, that's five new pieces of music he's issued over the past week.The two latest releases are titled "Brainwash Love - Suction" and "Brainwash Love - Dreaming." "Brainwash Love - Suction" is the more hypnotic of the two tracks with a droning, fuzzed out sound turning cyclical in nature […]

todayJune 15, 2021 3

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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Releases Another New Solo Song

Slipknot co-founder Shawn "Clown" Crahan surprised us all yesterday (June 11) when he dropped two solo songs — and now he's released another.Though the video is titled "Brainwash Love - Feed the Worms Birds" on YouTube, the description actually says that the song is called "Cut Throat." Just like yesterday's releases, "Brainwash Love - Death Inside" and "Live Your Life," both the music and art for this third track is […]

todayJune 12, 2021 6

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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Just Dropped Two New Solo Songs

Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has been talking about the new Slipknot album quite a bit recently, but he never mentioned anything about releasing solo songs. Well, the artist dropped two new tracks on his own today (June 11).Though Crahan has been adamant about the fact that all nine Slipknot members contribute to every song they release, the co-founder is absolutely one of the driving artistic masterminds behind what they do. He has […]

todayJune 12, 2021 1

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Clown Discusses Slipknot’s Unreleased Paul Gray Tribute Song

The music that artists release into the world tends to be only a mere fraction of the music that they've actually created and recorded — such in the case of Slipknot, who, according to Shawn 'Clown' Crahan, have an unreleased Paul Gray tribute song waiting to be shared.During an interview with Minneapolis' 93X, Clown referred to the track while explaining the Knot's songwriting process. Every member is involved in the creation of their music, […]

todayJune 11, 2021 2

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Slipknot Will ‘Hopefully’ Release New Album in 2021, Says Clown

It's no secret that Slipknot have been hard at work on a new album and now percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan, who had already been building much of the hype, has suggested that the group may be done recording by the end of July and will "hopefully" release it later this year. It looks like it will be the band's last on Roadrunner Records as well.In an interview with Minneapolis radio station […]

todayJune 9, 2021 4

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Slipknot’s Clown Has Finally Come Around to Videoconferencing

Since the pandemic began, Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan has come around to working virtually with his bandmates when they can't be together in person. That's after Crahan spent several years, he recently suggested, maintaining a willful ignorance to videoconferencing technology such as Zoom when it came to Slipknot recording sessions.These days, though, the Slipknot co-founder, co-writer and percussionist has no problem collaborating over video call, despite his earlier reservations. That's how the […]

todayJune 1, 2021 1

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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Teases New Cannabis Line

Slipknot mastermind Shawn "Clown" Crahan has created a cannabis line. Dubbed "Clown Cannabis," the line will officially be out on May 17.As of now, upon entering the website, visitors are asked to confirm that they are above the age of 21. A green cartoon of Clown's most notable, Slipknot-era mask appears over a black marijuana leaf pattern on the homepage, where you can scroll down to sign up for the brand's […]

todayMay 12, 2021 3