'I want to personally thank each and every person out there who said beautiful things about Paul,' Shawn 'Clown' Crahan said.
Slipknot have thanked fans for their support as they continue to mourn tragic bass player Paul Gray. The musician was found dead at a hotel room in Des Moines, Iowa in May after an accidental overdose.
Tributes poured in for Gray following his death, and percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has now spoken out to pass on the rockers' thanks to fans. He tells Metal Hammer, "I haven't publicly spoken about Paul, except for the conference meeting, but I wanted to let you all know that I want to personally thank everyone who stood up for us and helped us. I want to personally thank each and every person out there who said beautiful things about Paul."
"We really have a fanbase and a culture and it's real important to us, so thank you... We're in a mourning period right now, dude. We're in a place that we never thought we'd be in so it's a little hard to explain, but we have a brotherhood that will never be replaced so there's no worries there."