How Slipknot’s Clown Grossed Out Dimebag: ‘He Just Fu**ed Me Up’

Shawn Crahan: Morten Jensen, CC BY 2.0,, Wikimedia Commons / Dimebag Darrell: Rik Goldman, CC BY 2.0,, Wikimedia Commons
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According to Corey Taylor of the Des Moines, IA band Slipknot, Shawn “Clown” Crahan once grossed out Dimebag Darrell so much that the Pantera guitarist was left in awe. Per Taylor, when Dime saw Clown take a bite of *** from a ****** where people were *******, the guitarist said “he just fucked me up.”

Taylor brings up this story during a new interview in an upcoming issue of Classic Rock; at one point during the conversation, the publication asks him about past celebrity encounters he’s had over the years.

The Slipknot frontman brings up when he first met Dimebag Darrell back in 1999. He talks about hanging out with Dime and his brother Vinnie Paul one particular evening, and how the brothers enjoyed playing pranks on people. He goes on to share that Clown was up for any of Dime and Paul’s challenges, insisting he wouldn’t back down from whatever they threw his way. Talking about one of those challenges, Taylor says:

“They were all about doing pranks on people. Clown [Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan] was like, ‘Whatever you try, I’m not going to baulk.’ They had one of their cooks hollow out a tomato and fill it with these insanely fiery red chili peppers. Dime pulls out this tomato stuffed with this stupid knot of chilis and he goes, ‘How much is it gonna cost to get all this down?’ And Clown goes, ‘I don’t need your money’, and just grabs it and starts eating it like an apple.”

Okay, so eating super hot peppers is pretty impressive. Sure. But what Clown would go on to do next would not only shock Dimebag big time, but it genuinely is super fucking gross. Per Taylor:

“It gets worse. We head to the bathroom, and we’re pissing at the urinal. There’s a piece of gum on one of the cakes in the urinal, and Dime looks over and goes, ‘Alright, Clown, how much would it take…’ Before he can finish, Clown reaches down, grabs it and starts chewing. It was so fucking gross. Dime just threw his hands up. He talked about it until the day he died: ‘Clown, he was the one motherfucker I couldn’t get to collapse, he just fucked me up.'”

Damn, Clown meant it when he said he wouldn’t back down from a challenge. Even thinking about that moment is enough to turn one’s stomach.

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