SLIPKNOT has lastly formally confirmed the identification of its newest recruit, the percussionist nicknamed Tortilla Man. As broadly speculated, SLIPKNOT‘s latest member is the multi-instrumentalist Michael Pfaff. Pfaff beforehand performed keyboards with SLIPKNOT‘s Shawn “Clown” Crahan within the band DIRTY LITTLE RABBITS and can be a member of the Iowa-based duo THE SNACKS.
Earlier in the present day, the band’s official Instagram account launched a photograph of a masked Pfaff selling his upcoming Reddit AMA, with Michael holding a handwritten signal within the image that claims: “I Am Michael Pfaff, AMA Wednesday 3/16/22, 2 pm CT”.
Tortilla Man joined SLIPKNOT in Might 2019, when he was first featured within the video for comeback single “Unsainted”. Since then, there was a lot hypothesis about his identify, with some SLIPKNOT followers getting fairly obsessive about attempting to work out the actual identification of the band’s newest recruit.
In February 2020, a number of images had been posted to the Postojna Cave Fb account supporting the speculation that Pfaff was Tortilla Man.
Pfaff‘s identify was first introduced up in relation to Tortilla Man in August 2019 when SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root gave an interview to “The Artwork And Span Present” during which he described the thriller man as “a world-class pianist” and “an excellent percussionist” who’s “schooled in music.”
Pfaff was apparently launched to Crahan years in the past by SLIPKNOT‘s resident DJ Sid Wilson, which can clarify why Tortilla Man has such good onstage chemistry with Sid and Clown. As well as, Pfaff has an analogous construct and top as Tortilla Man, and Redditors have discovered that Pfaff‘s members of the family are following “#tortillaman” and different hashtags on social media associated to the most recent member of SLIPKNOT.
Crahan refused to disclose the identification of the band’s mysterious new ninth member in an interview with Kerrang! journal, saying it was “no person’s fucking enterprise.”
SLIPKNOT‘s earlier percussionist, Chris Fehn, sued the band in March 2019, claiming he hadn’t been correctly compensated for his years of touring and recording with the group. Fehn, a member since 1998, was formally dismissed from the band in 2019.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor mentioned Tortilla Man had gained the respect of bands and followers. “He is doing nice and is a good dude,” he mentioned. “He is killing it, man.”
Requested how anybody turns into an official member of SLIPKNOT, Taylor mentioned: “Initially, you have to put on the tortilla in your face. And the viewers has to determine who you’re. With Tortilla Man, it is kinda cool. It is introduced this entire new vitality to all people as properly, so it is lots of enjoyable to look at him as properly.”
SLIPKNOT‘s sixth studio album, “We Are Not Your Form”, arrived in August 2019.
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