Slipknot percussionist Chris Fenh, officialy part ways with the band. Slipknot had a statement through its official website and revealed that he is no longer a Slipknot member.

Chris was a Slipknot member since 1998, and he performed on every full-lenght album of the band.

Here is what Slipknot wrote about the situation:

“Slipknot’s focus is on making album #6, and our upcoming shows around the world, our best ever.

Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims, rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot.

We would have preferred he not take the path that he has, but evolution in all things is a necessary part of this life. Long Live The Knot.”

Here is what The Blast reported about the lawsuit:

“Chris 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.

Fehn says he was unaware of the separate companies and claims to have never received a dime from them. He’s specifically calling out band leaders Clown and Corey Taylor of the shady business dealings.

Fehn wants a full forensic accounting done on Slipknot’s companies and assets, and to collect the damages and profits he believes he’s owed.”

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