Slipknot Percussionist Chris Fehn Is Suing His Own Band: Report
Published Mar 14, 2019Ten days removed from mapping out a North American tour with Slipknot, percussionist Chris Fehn is reportedly suing his bandmates over proper financial compensation.
The Blast reports that Fehn filed a lawsuit claiming he has not been fairly compensated, seeking an examination of Slipknot's companies and assets in aims of collecting damages and profits Fehn believes he is owed.
Fehn has been performing with the group since 1998 and has appeared on all their studio releases.
The Blast reports that Fehn claims he discovered that his bandmates had set up Slipknot-affiliated business entities outside their home state of Iowa that appear to be collecting money from the band.
Fehn's complaint states that in the past, he was told that money Slipknot make through touring and merchandise sales is funnelled through one sole company before it is split amongst the band members.
In the complaint, Fehn states he has never received payment from the separate companies, with The Blast noting that he specifically accuses percussionist Shawn Crahan and vocalist Corey Taylor for the business practice in the lawsuit.
Upon news of the lawysuit breaking, Taylor took to Twitter and wrote, "You're gonna read a lot of bullshit today. This is all I'll say. JUST YOU WAIT TIL THE TRUTH COMES OUT. Long Live The Knot."
Slipknot are expected to deliver a new full-length album this year. You can find the itinerary for their upcoming North American tour here.
You're gonna read a lot of bullshit today. This is all I'll say. JUST YOU WAIT TIL THE TRUTH COMES OUT.— confirm: 0-0-0... DESTRUCT... 0 (@CoreyTaylorRock) March 14, 2019
Long Live The Knot.