Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Addresses Band Member Status of ‘Tortilla Man’
Is Chris Fehn's mysterious replacement in Slipknot now an official member of the band? Frontman Corey Taylor was recently asked about the unidentified percussionist fans have come to term "Tortilla Man."
Chatting with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1 this week, Taylor got to talk a little bit about the group's newest recruit. The singer was questioned on what they would have to do to become an "official" member of Slipknot, as Kerrang! noted. See and hear the portions of the interview down toward the bottom of this post.
"You've got to wear the tortilla on your face first of all, and the audience has to figure out who you are," Taylor replied. "Tortilla face. He's doing great. He's a great dude and is killing it, man. It's kind of cool. It's brought this whole new energy to everybody as well. So it's a lot of fun to watch him."
Slipknot's other percussionist, band co-founder and figurehead Shawn "Clown" Crahan, also recently responded to queries about "Tortilla Man." In May, he shot down an attempt to expose the member's name.
"The position you may or may not be talking about is nobody's fucking business," Clown said before suggesting fans will have to see the band's live show to decide for themselves. "The proof is in the pudding."
We Are Not Your Kind — which has thus far spawned three singles, "Birth of the Cruel," "Solway Firth" and "Unsainted" — comes out this Friday (Aug. 9). Catch the band this summer on the Knotfest Roadshow with Volbeat, Behemoth and Gojira before they head Down Under with Metallica in the fall. Get ticketing info here.
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