SLIPKNOT percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) tore a bicep tendon during the band’s November 5 concert at Knotfest Los Angeles. As a result of his injury, Crahan was forced to miss the band’s performance at the Welcome To Rockville festival last night (November 11).
Clown took to social media to share a clip of SLIPKNOT‘s Knotfest Los Angeles appearance and he included the following message: “Ladies and gentlemen, if you look close enough you can pinpoint the exact frame where clown completely tore the bicep tendon from the radial tuberosity with proximal retraction, proximal to the coronoid fossa of the humerus.
“With that being said, you may have realized I was not on stage in Florida with my brothers and my culture tonight. For this fact I am saddened.
“I had surgery today in Los Angeles, everything went great and I am recovering peacefully.
“I can’t express how happy and blessed I am to have been able to come back to touring after all that we as a community have been through the last couple years. And I promise we will see you all very soon. Thank you.”
Last week, SLIPKNOT released a new single “The Chapeltown Rag.” Recorded during recent sessions for a yet-to-be-announced new album, “The Chapeltown Rag” barrels forward with the speed of a derailed freight train and incisively eviscerates internet culture from the inside out with a scream, “WHEN EVERYTHING IS GOD ONLINE…NOTHING IS.”
SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor commented on “The Chapeltown Rag,” remarking “It’s a punisher man. It’s classic SIPKNOT. And it’s frenetic. But lyrically, it’s coming from a point of talking about the various manipulations that can happen when social media meets media itself. And the different ways that these manipulations can try to pull us in different directions, in the fact that we’re all becoming addicts to it, which is very, very dangerous.”