Monday, June 29, 2015

Shawn "Clown" Crahan wants Slipknot to make double concept album: "We've gotta write our 'The Wall' or 'Sgt. Pepper's'"

Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan recently talked with BBC Radio 1, you can read some excerpts below.

Clown said: "I've been on Jim Root, and I'm just, like, 'Man, we've gotta write an art record. We've gotta write our 'Wall'... 'Sgt. Pepper's'... whatever you wanna say. And that's where I'm at. We've got so many records on our record deal. We've done five. I'd love it if we could do a double album, just... interludes... Have a concept, and maybe make a movie. I mean, things that have all been done, things that have all been done before, but... you know, our way, our interpretation. That would be a grand slam for the Clown. Don't get me wrong: we'd still do our thing. We're still gonna be Slipknot."

About if there is a timeline for Slipknot's next album, Crahan responded: "You know, I'll be honest: we're not... We're talking, but no one's throwing out any timelines. Because we've got quite a bunch of touring left, on the table, playing. And other things can really mess with the head. You've gotta stay in touch with the body, 'cause there's a lot of this left. But it's gonna happen sooner than later. It's just very exciting to see everybody excited."

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