Former Singer Says Mushroomhead Are Bad People, Hopes They Die Slowly
If you know anything about the Cleveland band Mushroomhead, it’s probably this: They’re the metal band whose members wear scary masks but who are not Slipknot. As a matter of fact, the two bands have been beefing with one another, on and off, since 1999. So it has to hurt that a former Mushroomhead singer has now given an interview in which he claims that “Slipknot is better.”
As Metalsucks points out, Waylon Reavis a singer who joined Mushroomhead in 2004 and left last year, recently gave an interview to the radio show Rock Rage in which he shitted all over his former band. As for Slipknot, here’s what he had to say:
Slipknot is better. Flat out. Corey Taylor, you’re a badass fuckin’ singer. Slipknot, you’re a great fucking performance… I’ll say it personally because I wasn’t in Mushroomhead when all that shit went down. Guys, Slipknot is better. Hands down.
He also apparently left the band on terrible terms, and now he claims that Mushroomhead is essentially a dictatorship run by drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton:
You know why [Mushroomhead] didn’t make it in this industry? Because they fucked over people all over the industry. They shit talk. They don’t care about you. They want your money. They’re not good people…
Mushroomhead is nix. I hope they die slowly. I hope their fan base just goes down, and down, and down. I will never sing a song with them ever again. I wish I had never met ’em.
Metalsucks also points out that Mushroomhead use a Confederate flag onstage and that one member signed a petition last year asking for Black Lives Matter to be declared a “terrorist organization.” So yeah, fuck Mushroomhead.