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Slipknot speak about fans and not gigging with Foo Fighters

Slipknot speak about fans and not gigging with Foo Fighters
Let’s be clear: there is no beef between Slipknot and the Foo Fighters. In fact what we’re quoting below is actually praise of the band. The thing is, Slipknot feel they appeal to a different audience to the happier one of Dave Grohl’s band. Here’s Slipknot’s Clown explaining:
 
“I ask myself, does Slipknot want to play next to the Foo Fighters?,” he said during a lecture at ‘Underground To Mainstream: What Are Metal And Hip-Hop Doing Right (And Where Does It Go From Here?)’… “The answer is no, because my kids don’t want me to do that.”
 
“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.”
 
“So, don’t try to figure out ways of how to combine things for the new fan. 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.”
 
Foo Fighters: Happy. Slipknot: Anguish. We’ve got it.

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