Chris Fehn is still a member of Slipknot and wants to remain with the band despite taking legal action against them, his lawyer said.

The dispute became public last week, with Fehn launching a lawsuit that alleged he hadn’t been paid his fair share of Slipknot’s income, and that several companies existed to manage the band's money that he’d never been told about. The group later said he “knows why he is lo longer a part of Slipknot.”

Joseph Dunne, one of Fehn’s attorneys, said that the lawsuit was filed on March 13 at the New York Supreme Court after details of the other businesses came up during negotiations for the sixth Slipknot album, to be released in August. The suit claimed that Fehn had trusted the “fidelity and integrity” of band leaders Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan.

“He thought everyone was being treated equally,” Dunne told the Des Moines Register in a new interview. “My client really is just hoping to figure out a way to work this out with the people he’s worked side-by-side with for the last 20 years.” The report added that Dunne had said “there has been no official change in Fehn’s employment with the band. If it was up to Fehn, he would remain a member.”

Meanwhile, original Slipknot vocalist Anders Colsefni rejected the suggestion of returning to the band as Fehn’s replacement. The idea was put forward by a fan on Twitter, leading Taylor to reply: “Fuck, I would love that.” However, in a Facebook post, Colsefni – who left the band in 1997, two years after its formation – said: “I will NOT be rejoining Slipknot. It is certainly not for any animosity I have – I simply don’t know those guys anymore. I generally give those I don’t know the benefit of the doubt.” Referring to being happy with his current “real job” employment status, he added: “As much as I had dreamed of rejoining my creation (shut up – I know it’s a different band now!) it is not enough of a dream anymore to risk being homeless when the tour is over!”

 

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