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M. Shawn Clown Crahan

PERFORMS WITH: Slipknot & Dirty Little Rabbits

About the Artist

Michael Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, Kong, or by his number #6, is an American musician known as one of the two custom percussionists of the Grammy winning metal band Slipknot, and the drummer of To My Surprise and Dirty Little Rabbits.

Crahan was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He once performed in bands such as Heads on the Wall, One Cup Fat and Quan.

As well as lending his percussion talents to the band, Crahan has also sung backing vocals on a number of songs Slipknot has both recorded and performed live. He also wrote the original draft of "Tattered & Torn", which appeared on the band's early demo, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.. Outside Slipknot, Crahan has founded Big Orange Clown Records, a vanity label within Sanctuary Records, which has so far signed the metalcore band Gizmachi. He also acted as director for, and assembled Slipknot's 2006 DVD, Voliminal: Inside the Nine, while the band engaged a brief hiatus.

He also performed with To My Surprise, recording drums and vocals for the band's self-titled debut. In 2007, Crahan began performing as drummer for Dirty Little Rabbits. The band was a supporting act for Stone Sour during their North American tour in Summer 2007, and have released one EP, titled Breeding. They have since signed a deal with The End Records as of November, 2008.

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