Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
This episode of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' features Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan. We sat down one of the most enigmatic members of the band to prove and disprove what's written about him on Wikipedia.
We recently travelled to Detroit with the goal in mind of filming the many dangers of Slipknot's incendiary stage show as the band continues their North American summer tour. Clown himself gave us a guided tour of the traveling carnival's many logistics before we sat down amongst the flowers backstage for this Wikipedia segment.
We start off with Clown's longtime nickname "Kong." The name ended up having an unexpectedly beautiful back story, which the founding Slipknot member explained to us. There was plenty to disprove, as well, such as Crahan originally wearing his clown mask as a joke and the meaning behind coining the phrase "maggots" to describe Slipknot's fans.
One huge discrepancy was found involving Paul Gray, which Clown was more than happy to clear up. You can tell Clown couldn't help but get emotional when remembering his late bandmate, whom he helped form Slipknot with 20 years ago.
Check out Shawn 'Clown' Crahan's 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' segment in the video above, and be sure to catch Slipknot on the road this summer.
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