Former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has continued his lawsuit against Slipknot, over touring and merchandising revenue, which allegedly caused the artist to be dropped from the band this past March. The band’s business manager, Robert Shore on the other hand has denied any wrongdoing on the band’s behalf and is urging the court to dismiss Fehn’s lawsuit.
Shore named a multitude of entities as defendants in the suit, including: Slipknot, Incorporated (a New York corporation; Slipknot, Incorporated (a California corporation); Knot Merch LLC (a Delaware corporation); SK Productions, LLC (a New York limited liability company); SK Touring, Inc. (a Delaware corporation); Knot Touring LLC (A Delaware limited liability company); Rob Shore & Associates, Inc. (a New York corporation); Michael Shawn Crahan p/k/a “Clown”; the band’s vocalist, Corey Taylor and himself.
Fehn made statements “alleging that he was not fairly compensated for profits from touring and merchandise. [He] apparently accused his bandmates of setting up multiple business entities instead of funneling all the profits through one single company to be split among the band members,” according to press reports.
Despite this, Fehn’s former bandmates have denied all allegations of stealing money, or cutting out Fehn from his cut of the band’s touring and merchandising revenue. In response to a fan addressing the issue on social media, Taylor stated “You think that’s dickish, try being wrongfully accused of stealing money from someone you cared about, and having a lot of your fans believe it.”
Despite Fehn’s departure, the band are continuing on with their forthcoming album, We Are Not Your Kind, which is set to be their sixth studio album over all, following their 2014 full-length album project .5: The Gray Chapter. Their latest promotional music video for the album, “UNSAINTED,” was released earlier this year and hosted a multitude of chilling visuals of the band channeling the occult.
“This is most time we’ve had to write a record, and work stuff out together. One of my inspirations this time around was those artists that recorded full-length albums – not just songs,” the band’s guitarist Jim Root stated regarding the album. “While the industry is moving toward singles, Slipknot wanted to make an album experience, front to back.”
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