Dave Grohl may be known as the nicest guy in rock, but that doesn’t mean every band wants to tour with Foo Fighters.
Speaking at a recent Pollstar Live! panel, Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan explained why he wouldn’t want his band to share a festival bill with the Foos.
“If we play alongside the Foo Fighters we are going to get new fans, I agree with that. I love that,” Crahan said. “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,” he continued. “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.”
As for where you might find that ultimate show, Crahan suggests Slipknot’s own festival, Knotfest.
If you do want to see Foo Fighters live, the band will be touring the U.S. throughout the year in support of their new album, Concrete and Gold.
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