SLIPKNOT fan YouTube channel Slipknot News uploaded video footage of the band arriving at the airport in Mexico which pretty much confirmed that band’s new percussionist nicknamed “Tortilla Man,” is Michael Pfaff.
In the clip below, you can see most SLIPKNOT members, including one individual who bears an uncanny resemblance to the multi-instrumentalist Pfaff.
Pfaff handles the keyboards and organ in DIRTY LITTLE RABBITS, which also consists of SLIPKNOT‘s other member M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan.
Pfaff‘s name was first brought up to attention, when in an interview with The Art And Span Show, band’s guitarist Jim Root said that new members is a “world-class pianist” and “schooled in music.”
“He’s a character. I didn’t really know him very well before he started playing with us. But he’s a hell of a musician,” Root said.
“The guy is a world-class pianist,” Root adds. “He’s a great percussionist, he’s schooled in music. He’s not just a garage musician who came up and learned on his own. He obviously had natural ability, but he took it to another level and actually got a degree in music.
“So the guy is next level. Plus he’s just out of his mind! I didn’t think it was possible for anybody to match us.
“I’ll be standing there playing and all of a sudden I’ll hear this thump next to me, and he’ll have jumped down from his drum set. He’s next to me and I’m like, ‘You’re insane, dude. Your knees are going to f*cking just be done.’”
In his lawsuit, Fehn claims to have always been told that the money from merchandise and touring is funneled through one sole company that splits profits and pays the members of the band. However, Fehn claims he recently discovered that his bandmates have set up several other SLIPKNOT-affiliated business entities in different states that appear to be collecting money from the band.
SLIPKNOT released their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, on August 9 via Roadrunner Records. Album was once again recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed SLIPKNOT‘s 2004 album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and helmed 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter.