Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Thinks Slipknot ‘Never Got Respect’

Considering the quality of their music, it’s hard to imagine a universe where Slipknot didn’t seem respected in music circles. Yet, the band was far from worldwide recognition until recent times, as ShawnClownCrahan also felt. In his last conversation with Upset, he expressed his feelings about the band’s underestimated position.

We just never got respect, and that was hard,” said Clown, sharing his feelings about his band’s reception. “There were always naysayers, and I get it. I probably should never have been allowed in this business because I’m just a f*cking clown.”

He continued, “I’m just an art guy whose best friend happened to be a metal guy, but here I am. I love to play, I love to connect to people, and there’s no competition anymore. We’re the best of the best of the best, in our own mind. It doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks. Get the f*ck out of our way, right?”

Slipknot has repeatedly proven the quality of its music in metal circles in over 25 years on stage. The band, who released their seventh studio album, ‘The End, So Far’ last September, continues their metal journey without slowing down, offering their ‘maggots’ a feast of the darkest form of music.

The band has a busy tour program planned for 2023, including appearances at Download Festival, Hellfest, the first-ever Knotfest Italy, and Knotfest Australia and Japan. The metal giant, which will continue its tours in many different parts of the world, will deliver performances at many stops like France, Belgium, Denmark, the UK, and Austria to make unforgettable meetings with its maggots.