Chris Fehn

Christopher Michael Fehn (born February 24, 1973), or known by his number #3, is an American musician, best known as a former percussionist of heavy metal band Slipknot. He was also the bassist for Will Haven.

Chris Fehn
Fehn in 2008
Fehn in 2008
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Michael Fehn
Also known as
  • #3
  • Mr. Fehn
  • Mr. Zutzut
  • Mr. Picklenose
  • Boshet Man
  • Dicknose
  • Long Nose
  • Evil Pinocchio
Born (1973-02-24) February 24, 1973 (age 48)
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
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Occupation(s)Musician
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Associated acts

Personal life and careerEdit

 
Fehn performing at Roskilde Festival with Slipknot, 2013

Fehn was born in Des Moines, Iowa and grew up in Ankeny, Iowa. He is of Norwegian descent.[citation needed] Prior to joining Slipknot, he played as a kicker on the Wayne State University football team. Fehn joined the band around August (or September) 1998, replacing percussionist Brandon Darner.

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."[1] Slipknot bassist Paul Gray stated in an interview that Fehn "often brings humor to the band." and that they "definitely need that guy." Fehn would wear a Pinocchio-style mask and would frequently stroke the nose as if he was masturbating.[2] 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.[citation needed]

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."[3]

His mask was featured in the movie Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.[citation needed]

On March 23, 2012, Fehn's son was born.[4]

On March 14, 2019, 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.[5]

On March 18, 2019, Fehn officially split with Slipknot following his lawsuit.[6] 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.[7]

DiscographyEdit

 
Fehn at Allstate Arena with Slipknot in 2009

With SlipknotEdit

With Will HavenEdit

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chris Fehn interview with Songfacts". Songfacts. Retrieved July 17, 2008.
  2. ^ Bryant, Tom (August 22, 2019). "Slipknot masks: The Definitive History Of Every Mask | Louder". Loudersound.com. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "Faceculture.tv". Faceculture.tv. Retrieved October 15, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "SLIPKNOT's CHRIS FEHN Is A New Father". Blabbermouth.net. March 27, 2012. Archived from the original on October 7, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  5. ^ The Blast (March 14, 2019). "SLIPKNOT Drummer Chris Fehn Sues Band Over Money Dispute". theblast.com. Archived from the original on March 31, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  6. ^ KaydanHowison (March 14, 2019). "Huuuge News: Slipknot have parted ways with Chris Fehn". Wall Of Sound. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "Chris Fehn Still Employed by Slipknot, Says Lawyer". Loudwire. March 23, 2019. Archived from the original on March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2019.

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