Slipknot Chris Fehn: 'I Think We're Going To Overtake Metallica'

Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has high hopes for the band's future.

Slipknot Chris Fehn: 'I Think We're Going To Overtake Metallica'
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Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has high hopes for the band's future. "I think we're going to overtake Metallica," Fehn told KansasCity.com in a recent interview. "We're going to overtake any band that sells out soccer arenas in Europe. We're going to do it. We're the last chance as far as the world goes." "They (fans) keep showing up, and it's getting better and better every year," Fehn said. And musically, he thinks Slipknot has yet to peak. "We haven't even made our 'Black' record yet," Fehn said, referring to the 1991 "Metallica" CD that made Metallica the undisputed kings of the heavy metal scene. "Wait until we do that. It's over, dude." Regarding Slipknot's upcoming headlining U.S. tour in support of the "All Hope Is Gone" CD, Fehn said, "It's kind of a surprise for now. But we're going to play some really original, like different kind of stuff. We've got a great set put together. We've got four records now, so we've got a lot to choose from." Read the more at KansasCity.com.

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    GQ9999
    Slipknot? Right... In 5 years or less we'll be saying "Slip who?"
    SlyDevil13
    omg seriously. he thinks they are better. hell no. metallica will never be beat by this shity ass band. this guy hits trash cans for a living! they say that they havnt made a "black album" but when metallica made st anger, lars used trash cans and got over them. here is slipknot is still w/ trash cans meaning they've passed st anger already. 3 drummers is unessessary. all this band does is tune their guitars down til they practically fall off, and play notes so they sound heavy. and all the average slipknot fans are little kids who think they are tough by wearing their t shirts. There are nine people in the band but one retard in a dumpster can make the same sound...
    Raven_Flight
    SON OF A BITCH OVERTAKE METALLICA?! As much as I hate slipknot, I still have kind of respect for these guys. I won't involucrate the other members, but this dude just ****ed it up...
    pspmodder94
    SlyDevil13 wrote: omg seriously. he thinks they are better. hell no. metallica will never be beat by this shity ass band. this guy hits trash cans for a living! they say that they havnt made a "black album" but when metallica made st anger, lars used trash cans and got over them. here is slipknot is still w/ trash cans meaning they've passed st anger already. 3 drummers is unessessary. all this band does is tune their guitars down til they practically fall off, and play notes so they sound heavy. and all the average slipknot fans are little kids who think they are tough by wearing their t shirts. There are nine people in the band but one retard in a dumpster can make the same sound...
    Okay. Yes. You have now been the hundred and upteenth person to say that. He hits trash cans, but he makes assloads of money. More than any of you. The comment loses it potency fast. It becomes useless after a few uses.
    syngates07
    GQ9999 wrote: Slipknot? Right... In 5 years or less we'll be saying "Slip who?"
    this.
    pspmodder94
    hm92 wrote: FCK SLipknot i like them but after i read his shit i dont like them anymore METALLICA is way better than them and u stfu u just hit trash cans thats not even an instrument loozer suck my boner bitch
    Epic fail. Internet arguement. You know swears. You must be proud. Don't get so worked up over it. Get over yourself.
    Pantallica17
    Hahahahaha, to me there latest album was so bad...and to think they can try to top a Hall of Fame band like Metallica? - i don't think so... Black album? - goodluck with that.
    GATW
    Spidergonzo wrote: Oh silly, silly Slipknot. You already over took Metallica. You sold out far before Metalica ever did
    Sarcasm? Right? Please? lol
    sneyob
    Slipknot is horrible. This is the last band I expected to be saying this. Oh wait, they're stuck up talentless ass holes, of course they think they're bigger than Metallica. And, as was said before, the guy hits trash cans for a living
    firsttoknow
    im sorry but i cant take a band of 9 people who wear ugly masks seriously, ESPECIALLY when saying they will get bigger then one of the top ten bands ever. WHY were these guys voted best band of 2008? id say Anti-Flag was. you know...a band that doesnt need 9 members and like themselves enough to play as themselves
    CaTeArS
    doubt it... yeah, they're better than late Metallica, but I doubt they'll ever be as good as classic Metallica
    octopig
    this guy is super cocky, slipknot sells out shows like crazy, but those are huge words. Part of the reason Metallica are so famous was because they were really the first band to play the kind of music they do well. Slipknot has past their peek after iowa too. Also just to throw it in, i thought Death Magnetic was pathetic.
    reaper846
    Silentlassassin wrote: At least they know how to set goals. I wish Slipknot all the best. I would personally love to hear any album that a band considers 'better' than metallica's prime.
    agreed, its like that saying, if you want to be the best you have to act the best...or something along those lines
    dougy_55
    dude metallica kills slipknot they can't even play real music. metallica for LIFE
    l)ragonForce
    heres what it is... Slipknot is just as big as metallica but will neverr everr be nearly as talented
    TranquilNight
    killer_mop wrote: This is the biggest ego interview ive ever seen, music isnt about whos the better band its expressing your thoughts and ideas and feelings threw music, all hope is gone was decent, but no, the ego like this...its sad...you didnt see Jimi Hendrix or Led zeppelin going "we (I, in jimi's case) will be way better than the beatles"
    Agreed. I was never really a fan of Slipknot even during my Nu-Metal years (Korn was always better to me), but THIS interview made me REALLY dislike them.
    /\AC/\DC/\
    lol, those bitches will never live up to the greatness of metallica in their prime
    Kill'emall 83
    Ya right buddy, you got a long way to go before your even close to being as good as Metallica.
    [travis]
    I'm not sure about them being as good as Metallica. Slipknot is an awesome band, and Metallica kicks ass, but they won't pass Metallica. The only way they're better then Metallica was their new album, "All Hope Is Gone," against "Death Magnetic." That just wasn't Metallica, I think they could've done better.
    killer_mop
    This is the biggest ego interview ive ever seen, music isnt about whos the better band its expressing your thoughts and ideas and feelings threw music, all hope is gone was decent, but no, the ego like this...its sad...you didnt see Jimi Hendrix or Led zeppelin going "we (I, in jimi's case) will be way better than the beatles"
    Lemoninfluence
    pspmodder94 wrote: hm92 wrote: FCK SLipknot i like them but after i read his shit i dont like them anymore METALLICA is way better than them and u stfu u just hit trash cans thats not even an instrument loozer suck my boner bitch Epic fail. Internet arguement. You know swears. You must be proud. Don't get so worked up over it. Get over yourself.
    says the guy constantly replying to any semi anti-slipknot comments. follow your own advice or you'll end up banned. consider this a final warning. checked.
    nadroj1355
    For everyone saying he hits trash cans for a living its getting old and stupid okay they aren't even trash cans their hollowed out beer kegs and he can't just it them he has to have a sequence so he has talent alright? and death magnetic was not even a very good album i own it and personally i think it's just them trying to hold on: for me its a FAIL
    sg_man08
    Paddles wrote: Big words from a guy who hits garbage cans for a living.
    i laughed
    Riffomatic_5000
    What a friggin moron! As far as I'm concerned, they have no peak, because they suck as a band. Actually, now that I think about it....they'll finally hit their peak when they learn how to write good music and decide to take jackasses like this out of the band. Man, it's sad that this guy actually has this big of an ego.
    Emergancy Exit
    i doubt this will happen. because even people who dont like metal will bop their head and know ALL of the words to "enter the sandman". also metalica is backing music to comercials and movie soundtracks. slipknot has yet to do theese things and i cant think of any songs that wouldent offend country fans / jazz enthususists or the like
    Cody188
    Metalunatic718 wrote: if there was any band close enough to touch metallica, that will be Megadeth even tho there were time that magedeth past metallica in some points and vis versa. Slipknot will go no where with their song "diluted". I heard of some other songs that has repeated 3 notes but some of them sounds good and were made for that timin. Most slipknot riffs rarely use more than the same three notes repeated over and over again until such time as the song completely changes before the listener realizes how repetitive and boring it is.
    Are you ****ing stupid??? Music is HOW WELL you can play and it sound good. You can have 956456435458 notes in a song and it SUCK BALLS. Or you can have a song with 5 chords and play it cleanly and with soul and it's amazing. I'ts not about how much the song changes or how many notes you play... And If you want boring, try listening to James Hetfield's voice. I would rather **** a cat rather than listen to the bullshit metallica has on their more recent records!
    jacksparrow4986
    hahaha that's never going to happen. I don't think i even need to write anymore about it LOL. Metallica > Slipknot
    Left-Behind
    reikon19 wrote: Everyone falls. Gods of metal? Psshh. They fail. They ended their reign of the metal scene In the mid 90's. Their attempt to come back was pitiful! are you asleep on that time? i guess you're just dreaming that metallica is gone in mid 90s, hey! Wake Up! they are the KING of metals!
    They are not kings of metal. No one is kings of metal right now. METALLICA is good yes. they were great. not anymore. their albums have gone downhill.
    Left-Behind
    Flying Afros wrote: Yes, the man that bangs on trash cans and whose fans wear the big ass black pants with 1000 zippers and random loops hanging from them.
    Are you still in high school dude? your going to sit there and stero-type people? get a life bro.
    Left-Behind
    quit crying about music you dont like and go listen to music you do like people. You guys are all immature. Damn you make people want to kill themselves.
    lounge act
    Since when is the Black Album Metallica's best album? I doubt that they would even be able to make an album better than St. Anger...
    Svennz
    LOL. That's all I have to say. No band in the world (today) will ever be as big as Metallica. I'm 300% sure about it.
    2late2know
    I don't exactly like slipknot but even slipknot fans will have to agree with me. That statement is just... dumb.
    The_Shape
    At least he's confident. I can respect that despite the fact I disagree that they will be bigger then Metallica.
    pspmodder94
    tim007corp wrote: There is NO WAY that slipknot will EVER overtake Metallica! Metallica are the Gods of metal. Big words for people who dress like its halloween everyday. None of the members of slipknot are as good as metallca and they never will be. Metallica are the best and no one can beat the best.
    Everyone falls. Gods of metal? Psshh. They fail. They ended their reign of the metal scene In the mid 90's. Their attempt to come back was pitiful!
    Roge23
    This guy is the Noel Gallagher of metal. Next thing we know we'll see a YouTube video of him getting pushed off-stage
    Bunyip
    Paddles wrote: Big words from a guy who hits garbage cans for a living.
    hahaha chris fehn has just made a perfect example of what not to say. He should just let corey talk corey seems to have the nack of talking to the masses without making rediculous claims
    coheed713
    Well, for sure they will never beat Metallica. Metallica owns Slipknot when it comes to overall music and Metallica has LESS than half the members Slipknot has. I was never really into Slipknot, but that comment totally destroyed all my respect for them.
    Left-Behind
    all of you guys are like little high school girls. he has faith in himself and his band. metallica is good. but they have gone downhill for awhile now. they arent gods anymore. they were. but not anymore. Metallica is old. and yes all they die hard metallica fans cant let the fact go that metallica is still gods. all of you guys just bitch and moan. shut your damn mouths and go make some damn music yourselves.