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. Townsquare Media's own Josh Bernstein moderated the discussion on how hip hop and metal moved into the mainstream. Along with Live Nation's Rich Best, 5B Artist Management's Cory Brennan, UTA's Bex Majors, Trillectro's Modi Oyewole, Danny Wimmer and rapper Coolio, Crahan revealed that perception is not always truth.