Percussionist Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Against Slipknot Has Been Dropped

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Shortly after parting ways with Slipknot, percussionist Chris Fehn sued the band, claiming that members Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan made business decisions without his knowledge and that he had wanted to remain in the band despite these decisions. Now, however, it appears that Fehn has dropped his suit with Slipknot.

According to legal documents reported on by Rock Feed, Fehn has discontinued his suit against the band ‘with prejudice,’ meaning that he wouldn’t resume it at any point. He is also not seeking help with legal fees from the members of Slipknot.

The document, a ‘Notice of Voluntary Discontinuance’ filed in New York Supreme Court on October 29th, reads: “Plaintiff CHRISTOPHER FEHN, by and through his undersigned counsel, and pursuant to NY CPLR § R3217(1), hereby affirms that the above-entitled action, be and the same is, hereby discontinued as against ALL DEFENDANTS, with prejudice and without costs to any party and this notice may be filed with the Clerk of the Court without further notice.”

When Fehn first left Slipknot, the band issued a statement saying, “Slipknot’s focus is on making album #6, and our upcoming shows around the world, our best ever. Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims, rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot. We would have preferred he not take the path that he has, but evolution in all things is a necessary part of this life.

“Long Live the Knot.”

While this stands in opposition to Chris’ Instagram comment saying he would like to return to the band “someday,” it does appear to close this chapter on his relationship with Slipknot.

More as we know it. Until then, everyone at The Pit wishes Chris the best of luck in all his future endeavors.


Words by Chris Krovatin