Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan has revealed that reality and the public’s image of metal stars are often at odds. For example, guess what the outrageously theatrical band does to get pumped up before their shows? Listen to Journey.
Crahan, who is known for the clown-face costume he wears onstage, recently revealed this backstage secret while on a Pollstar Live! panel. “We listen to Journey before we play. And you can ask the hardest metalhead what they listen to, and they’ll tell you the Beatles, Journey, Michael Bolton, whatever,” he said.