A few weeks after Slipknot announced they were parting ways with longtime member Craig Jones, frontman Corey Taylor has spoken on the bands new mystery member whos since taken the keyboardists place.
Earlier this month, the Knot released a since-deleted statement announcing that Jones was departing from the band, and the next day, they shared a photo of a new member on their social media channels. As with all other members in the past, their identity is currently a secret, though fans have come up with some theories as to who the new musician may be, and weve also compiled a list of keyboardists who have ties to the group.
Prior to the bands performance at Denmarks Copenhell festival on June 16, Taylor sat down with Chaoszine, where he touched a bit upon the bands newest member.
Obviously any time you have a change like that, it makes you kind of have to lean into adversity a little bit. We took a little more time to figure things out, and obviously [find a] new guy. [Hes] good, really good — a total musician, Taylor said. But it took him a second to kind of find his way. But now hes killing it. Hes really, really good.
Check out the full interview below.
After the death of Paul Gray in 2010 and the departure of Joey Jordison in 2013, Slipknot recruited two new members, whose identities they kept hidden for a bit of time. Eventually, they were revealed to be Alessandro V-Man Venturella and Jay Weinberg. Then in 2019, after Chris Fehn left the group, a new member, affectionately named by their fanbase as Tortilla Man (which he uses as his moniker on his social media) joined on percussion. The band managed to maintain his identity for quite some time, and in 2022, the member was revealed to be Michael Pfaff.