Corey and Clown are the shareholders, while “all remaining defendants are entities through which the band’s business is or was conducted,” the document reads.
Rock Feed reports that in a new update on the ongoing Slipknot lawsuit – in which percussionist Chris Fehn sued the group over money-related issues – the band’s legal representative made claims that Chris is just a hired musician and not a shareholder, seeking to have the case dismissed.
The source reports that according to the legal documents, the attorney of the band’s business manager Robert Shore said (transcribed by UG):
“Mr. Fehn performed with Slipknot and received a fee for doing so. He is not a shareholder, owner or member of any business entity he names as a defendant in this action.”
The lawyer then stated that percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan and singer Corey Taylor are the controlling owners of the group, saying:
“Defendants, Michael Shawn Crahan and Corey Taylor, are founding members of the musical band professionally known as ‘Slipknot’ (the ‘Band’). All remaining defendants are entities through which the band’s business is or was conducted.”
As reported, in a 14-page suit, Chris accused the band’s manager and his company of managing the group to enrich Crahan and Taylor “out of proportion to the efforts and undivided interests of the other general partners.”
In previous updates, Fehn’s attorney Joel B. Rothman said that his client “was presented with a very onerous take-it-or-leave-it, you’re-not-an-equal-member-of-the-band-type proposal.” You can read more about it here.