Slipknot's Clown discusses the future of the band
Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan was recently interviewed by Sirius XM radio in the States, where he shed some light on the future of the Iowa metal terrors.
"Starting the band with Paul, I have a heavy responsibility every day to honestly think about what he would have liked for what we started together," said Clown.
"What we started together isn't what it is without all nine - it's not just Paul and I in this band, let's make that clear - but we started something together and it's very hard to wake up every day and do this without having to take one second to think what he would have liked out of it. And what I know he wants out of it is… He's already bigger than… [chuckles] He's so big right now, so now it's time for the rest of us to get what we've always needed to get, and that's all the big bands need to get the fuck out of my face and all the industry needs to get the fuck out of my face and everybody needs to get out of our way 'cause we're gonna spread the seed. And I mean that. And it's gonna be a minute. But this is a threat, you know what I mean?! Today is a threat. Today is a new beginning. And that's how I want it to live. That's how I want it to be.
"I understand more of what we are now by losing one of my best friends, and it's horrible, but at the same time he speaks in volumes. He's motivating so much, and it feels good what's being motivated. I don't feel like I'm going crazy. I feel like… As bad as this sounds, everything happens for a reason. And I'm gonna miss him every day of my life and there's not gonna be a day that I'm not gonna mention Paul Gray's name, but at the same time, I just had a birthday a couple of days ago, and I bring it up because I'm many years older than Paul was, so every day I wake up is a blessing. And I wanna remember that, and I want everybody in the world to remember that, 'cause when you say the world is an angrier place… It's on its way out, and we will be the band that will play the music for its way out."
You can view the entire video from Sirius Liquid Metal below.
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Date: Oct 14, 2010
As Reported by: Jason Fisher
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