Slipknot have announced that percussionist Chris Fehn has left the band after he launched legal action against the group over a financial dispute.
Fehn had been a member since 1998, three years after their formation, and had the lineup number of 3. He appeared on all five of their albums to date. It’s not known whether any contributions he made to their next LP, due in August, will be retained.
It was recently reported that Fehn had accused band leaders Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan of “shady business dealings,” alleging that while he’d been kept fully informed of financial dealings with the main Slipknot business, other entities had also been set up without his knowledge.