Slipknot Discuss Retirement Plans

Metal Hammer magazine’s summer 2019 issue has just emerged online, where four Slipknot members – Corey TaylorJim RootMick Thomson, and Sid Wilson, discussed on how they see the band retiring one day.

Taylor said: “I mean, it’s crossed my mind as the years have gone on. It’s gotten harder to do this. You think about when the end is. No one thought we’d be doing it 20 years later. If I just couldn’t do it anymore, I’d just stop, but that doesn’t mean that the band would stop.”

While Root added: “Us doing our own thing, ‘don’t ever judge me,’ is kind of our motto. It’s something that our older fans seem to forget and our newer fans might not even know about.

“They need to understand that their band can’t keep doing the same thing, that they have to move on,”he continued. “I know a lot of people want the Iowa album again, but we’re not those people and we’re not that band anymore. If we were to copy that it would be so contrived; people would see through it, and it would be sh*t.”

Mick Thomson said he’s just fine continuing the band indefinitely: “I don’t think about the end, because that, to me, insinuates that we have a finite amount of time that we can do this,” Thomson chimed in. “As long as I can play I’ll be getting wheeled onstage and playing shows. I look at Metallica and Iron Maiden and they’re still doing it. Why shouldn’t we?”

Slipknot‘s latest album, We Are Not Your Kind, was released on August 9 via Roadrunner Records. Album was once again recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Slipknot‘s 2004 album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and helmed 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter.

Slipknot We Are Not Your Kind

In March, Slipknot fired percussionist Chris Fehn after he filed a lawsuit against his band members over unpaid loyalties.

Fehn claims to have always been told that the money from merchandise and touring is funneled through one sole company that splits profits and pays the members of the band.

However, Fehn claims he recently discovered that his bandmates have set up several other SLIPKNOT-affiliated business entities in different states that appear to be collecting money from the band.

Even thought the band refused to reveal the identity of the new member, who is replacing Fehn, but some fans on Slipknot Reddit had speculated that Zach Hill is the new percussionist, and said they saw him at Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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