SLIPKNOT's CLOWN On '(Sic)nesses' DVD: 'Watching It Back Brings Tears To My Eyes'

SLIPKNOT's percussionist and videographer M. Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) recently sat down with Roadrunner Records to discuss his bittersweet memories of headlining the 2009 Download Festival.

Playing to 80,000 screaming fans after having the band's fourth studio album, "All Hope Is Gone", debut at #1 in the U.S., the full, explosive set was captured for the brand new live DVD, "(sic)nesses". With the energetic, chill-inducing show marking one disc of the two-disc set, and a Clown-directed documentary of life on the road in support of "All Hope is Gone" marking the second, Clown discusses what it's like to look back on this banner year for the band in light of the untimely passing of their bassist and brother Paul Gray.

Watch below to see what he had to say about all of the above and more, and stay tuned for the second part of Roadrunner's exclusive interview coming later this week.

Gray was found dead in a hotel room in a Des Moines, Iowa suburb last May at the age of 38 from an overdose of morphine.

Story continues after advertisement

The members of SLIPKNOT have indicated that when they record and tour again — whenever that is — Gray will not be replaced and the bass parts will be played by other members of the group.

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).