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Chris Fehn in 2008
|Birth name||Christopher Michael Fehn|
|Also known as|
|Born||February 24, 1973|
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Christopher Michael "Chris" Fehn (born February 24, 1973), or known by his number #3, is an American musician, best known as one of the former two percussionists of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot. He was also the bassist for Will Haven.
Personal life and career
Fehn was born in Des Moines, Iowa and grew up in Ankeny, Iowa. Prior to joining Slipknot, he played as a kicker on the Wayne State University football team. Fehn joined the band around July 1998, replacing percussionist Brandon Darner. Fehn stands 6'1" in height and is of Norwegian descent.
As well as lending his percussion talents to the band, Fehn has also sung backing vocals on a number of songs Slipknot has both recorded and performed live. Outside Slipknot, Fehn is a very keen golfer, and evidences this on the band's 2006 DVD, Voliminal: Inside the Nine, where he is interviewed while playing golf. Fehn describes himself as a "big fan of the band" and says of Slipknot, "the world needed something like this." Slipknot bassist Paul Gray stated in an interview that Fehn "often brings humor to the band." and that they "definitely need that guy." Prior to joining Slipknot in 1998, Fehn was close friends with Slipknot's percussionist Shawn Crahan. According to Fehn, he had originally asked Crahan if he could be drummer Joey Jordison's drum tech. Shortly after his request was made, Fehn was given an offer to play percussion in the band. Fehn was then given a rough demo that contained all of Slipknot's songs. Fehn has said that "Spit It Out" was the song that stood out to him the most. Fehn then tried out on percussion and was subsequently made part of Slipknot. Of the nine members, Fehn was the eighth to join the band.
In the early years of Slipknot before their signing with Roadrunner Records, Fehn was an electrician. In an interview with Face Culture, Fehn stated that the band members gave him a hard time during his early years with the band. He described that his time during the self-titled album era was his "hazing period."
On March 23, 2012, Fehn's son was born.
On March 14, 2019, Chris Fehn filed a lawsuit against the band citing payment being held back. Fehn specifically accused Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan for what he felt was questionable business dealings.
On March 18, 2019, Chris officially split with Slipknot following his lawsuit. However, a few days later, the message was removed from the website and according to Fehn's lawyer, the percussionist's employment status with the band had not changed since his initial filing.
- 1999: Slipknot
- 2001: Iowa
- 2004: Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
- 2005: 9.0 Live
- 2008: All Hope Is Gone
- 2012: Antennas to Hell
- 2014: .5: The Gray Chapter
- 2018 "All Out Life" (single)
With Will Haven
- 2011: Voir Dire
- 1999: Welcome to Our Neighborhood
- 2000: Slipknot: Generation Z
- 2002: Disasterpieces
- 2002: Rollerball
- 2003: Slipknot: Up to Our Necks
- 2006: Voliminal: Inside the Nine
- 2008: Nine: The Making of "All Hope Is Gone"
- 2009: Of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams
- 2010: (sic)nesses
- 2013: Motionless in White – America (appears in the video as the freakshow host)
- 2016: Officer Downe
- 2017: Day of the Gusano: Live in Mexico
- "Chris Fehn interview with Songfacts". Songfacts. Retrieved July 17, 2008.
- "Faceculture.tv". Faceculture.tv. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
- Blabbermouth (March 27, 2012). "SLIPKNOT's CHRIS FEHN Is A New Father". blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
- The Blast (March 14, 2019). "SLIPKNOT Drummer Chris Fehn Sues Band Over Money Dispute". theblast.com. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
- KaydanHowison (March 14, 2019). "Huuuge News: Slipknot have parted ways with Chris Fehn". Wall Of Sound. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
- "Chris Fehn Still Employed by Slipknot, Says Lawyer". Loudwire. March 23, 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2019.