SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Talks 'Knotfest', Bullying In Video Interview

On June 5, M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan of Iowa metal band SLIPKNOT was on hand at Dayton Oaks campground in support of anti-bullying activist Kirk Smalley of Stand For The Silent. At the event, he spoke to the Des Moines Register about the band's first-ever Knotfest, an extraordinary two-date metal and hard rock festival, and shared his views on bullying. You can now watch the chat in two parts below.

SLIPKNOT's final live performance of 2012 will be broadcast worldwide via pay per view. The "Slipknot Live At Knotfest" event from Somerset, Wisconsin is in partnership with TODOCAST and Event View Live. The official broadcast site will launch today, July 11 via www.EventViewLive.com.

"One of our long-time dreams, is finally coming to fruition with the creation of Knotfest," says Crahan (a.k.a. Clown). "Our goal was to create a festival experience which screamed our vision. It means everything for everyone to see the live spectacle we're creating in the flesh, but we understand some fans around the world can't be at the show. We've now made it possible for you to be there in spirit — so join us live on August 18th."

The "Slipknot Live At Knotfest" event can be accessed from any Internet device at $14.95 for early bird fans starting today, July 11 through August 11. The week before the event, the price will rise to $19.95. Fans who purchase early will receive full access to "Slipknot Saturdays" which begin Saturday, July 14 (and continue each Saturday until the event) and feature exclusive SLIPKNOT performances and video footage documenting the road to Knotfest.

The "Slipknot Live At Knotfest" event will include all the insanity that goes on backstage. Fans can pause it. Rewind it. Re-watch it. Day-of-show footage includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the festival grounds, pre-show interviews with Knotfest artists and Mistress Juliya, the stunning high definition main-stage performance of SLIPKNOT as well as exclusive post-show interviews with the band. The entire "Slipknot Live At Knotfest" event package is available to purchasers for on-demand viewing for 30 days following the event.

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