Have Slipknot Fans Unmasked The Band's Newest Member?
Slipknot fans on Reddit think they may have found a photograph of the band's newest member -- the percussionist nicknamed "Tortilla Man" thanks to his mask -- without his stage disguise, although his actual identity still remains a mystery.
The photograph shows a man of slight build with dark brown hair leaving a hotel alongside Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson. Both Thomson and the unknown party are wheeling luggage out of the hotel. The man's build matches that of the percussionist seen onstage with the group. The man in the photo is also wearing footwear that looks remarkably like the shoes the new member is sporting onstage.
Slipknot's other percussionist, founding member Shawn "Clown" Crahan, refused to reveal the identity of the band's mysterious new ninth member in an interview with Kerrang! magazine, saying it was "nobody's f**king business."
Slipknot's previous percussionist, Chris Fehn, sued the band in March, claiming he hadn't been properly compensated for his years of touring and recording with the group. Fehn, a member since 1998, was officially dismissed from the band earlier this year.
Slipknot's sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, will arrive on August 9th. The band kicks off a headlining tour on July 26th in Mountain View, California.