The percussionist loathes almost everything about it...
Scott Colothan

11:51 8th June 2009

Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has moaned that he hates touring and all the 'bullshit' that surrounds it.


The 39-year-old made the revelation in an interview with Metal Hammer Magazine, and explained that although he loathes hitting the road it doesn't affect his performances.

Clown said: “It’s simple: I hate touring. I hate everything to do with it! I hate this fucking room that looks like it hasn’t been cleaned in twenty years, I hate the catering, I hate all the jackasses hanging around and all the kiss-ass, suck-dick, bullshit that goes with getting to do one thing, which is the only reason I do it…to play live!

“I play live because I have pain that is unidentifiable to anybody else but myself and the release comes through live performances.”

You can see Shawn 'Clown' Crahan suffering a live performance with Slipknot below. 

  • Corey Taylor of Slipknot

  • James Root of Slipknot

  • Sean 'Clown' Crahan of Slipknot

  • Corey Taylor of Slipknot

  • Corey Taylor of Slipknot

  • Mick Thomson of Slipknot

  • Corey Taylor and Sean 'Clown' Crahan of Slipknot

  • Chris Fehn of Slipknot

  • Sean 'Clown' Crahan and Corey Taylor of Slipknot

  • Corey Taylor of Slipknot

  • Paul Gray of Slipknot

  • Corey Taylor and Joey Jordison of Slipknot

  • Corey Taylor of Slipknot

  • Sean 'Clown' Crahan of Slipknot

  • Corey Taylor of Slipknot

  • Corey Taylor of Slipknot

  • Chris Fehn of Slipknot

  • Corey Taylor and Joey Jordison of Slipknot

  • James Root of Slipknot

  • Corey Taylor of Slipknot

  • Chris Fehn of Slipknot

  • Corey Taylor of Slipknot