While on a panel at Pollstar Live! in Los Angeles, Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan reveals why the band refuses to play with the Foo Fighters. Danny Wimmer, who promotes festivals like Rock on The Range asked him why he was against playing along side Foo on festival bills.
“If we play alongside the Foo Fighters, we are going to get new fans, I agree with that, I love that. But I’m worried about the kid that won’t come to the show, because we’re playing with the Foo Fighters. He wants to know why we’re not playing with Nine Inch Nails. Those kids tell all of us what they want,” says Crahan.
While he’s not too concerned about gaining new fans, Crahan wants to maintain his fan-base adding, “I don’t need the new fan, I need the fan that has anxiety, parents are getting divorced, social problems, gender problems. I need them to come to the ultimate show.” So no, don’t count on the two bands performing together any time soon. However you can listen Dave Grohl’s collab with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor on their 2013 track, “From Can To Can’t.” That’s probably as close as you’ll get to hearing the two play together.
Source: Alternative Nation