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Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan speaks on band's split with ex-drummer Jay Wienberg

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Katja Ogrin

In a recent interview with NME, Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan shared a small bit of insight following the band's split with drummer Jay Weinberg, who almost spent a decade with the band before seemingly being fired.

During the interview Crahan touched on many topics such as reflecting back on the band's debut album 25 years ago, in which he gave some hints as to what may have happened between the two parties.

Crahan shared:

We are completely in reflection mode and reflection can bring tears. Reflection can bring smiles. Reflection can bring energy. Now, we are in a place that we never imagined we would be 25 years on. We're standing really strong and we're better as people.

I think all of us are really, really happy about what we're creating to the point where we're scared a little bit. That fear is what we live for and that's what we've always done. That's why we're still here.

We've moved away from things that don't belong and we are continuously moving away from what is in the way. There are no hard feelings. There's no anger or hate. Nobody's wrong. No one's mad, it's just that we're very aware of us. If you're a Slipknot fan, then you know what that means. The future is very very exciting. I'm excited, because no one really knows what we're capable of – as usual.

As far as Jay goes, what people need to know is Jay did not leave the band, and what I want to say is that we're moving on. Like the statement said, we're choosing to do something different. This space that we're at right now is a very, very special space, thought about and generated mostly by the OGs [longstanding members Corey Taylor, Mick Thomson, Sid Wilson and Jim Root].

You can read the full interview here.

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