Clown misses Slipknot’s Sonic Temple set due to broken tooth

Slipknot were “missing one of our brothers”, Clown, for their headline set at yesterday’s Columbus, Ohio fest Sonic Temple.

Clown misses Slipknot’s Sonic Temple set due to broken tooth
Emily Carter
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Slipknot’s Clown was surprisingly absent from the band’s set at Sonic Temple Festival yesterday.

Several songs into their headline show at the Columbus, Ohio mega-fest on Sunday, May 19, frontman Corey Taylor addressed the matter and the fact that they were “missing one of our brothers”, explaining that the day before, Clown “broke a tooth, had to have it removed”.

“There is an issue,” Corey continued (via Blabbermouth). “He had to stay home for medical reasons, but he insisted that we come here and fucking play this fucking show for each and every goddamn one of you, man.

“He is missed,” the singer added. “He is essential, and goddammit, on the count of three, I want you to fucking tell him all that he is so fucking loved. I wanna hear you scream! One! Two! Three!”

Watch it below:

Over the years the Iowa titans have suffered plenty of injuries onstage during their performances. In BBC documentary Slipknot Unmasked: All Out Life, Clown explained, “The injuries have stacked up to a point where it’s like, ‘Be careful.’ It’s the things that are starting to happen because of the longevity of the band. It used to be bones and things like that, but now there’s a responsibility in making the decisions I make…”

In other news, last week Slipknot confirmed they’d written a song called Long May You Die with new drummer Eloy Casagrande.

“Slipknot fans are talking amongst themselves about Long May You Die being a new song written during the recent recording sessions,” they teased. “You’re right. You’re absolutely right.”

Catch Slipknot back in Europe and the UK at the end of this year:


5 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
6 Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
8 Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
9 Leipzig, Germany – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
11 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
12 Paris, France – Accorhotel Arena
14 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
15 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
17 Manchester, UK – Co-op Live Arena
18 Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
20 London, UK – The O2
21 London, UK – The O2

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