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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor On The Identity Of ‘Tortilla Man’: “Even If Somebody Gets It Right, We’re Not Gonna Confirm It”


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Unless Corey Taylor isn’t up to date on current speculation, the mystery surrounding Slipknot ‘s secretive percussionist commonly referred to as ‘Tortilla Man‘, may still be ongoing. During yesterday’s (August 22nd) appearance on SiriusXM‘s ‘Trunk Nation‘, Taylor was asked about the interest and hype that surrounds his unidentified bandmate:

“I did an interview with Rock Feed news like a week ago or so, and I said that it was Tito Puente. And people who had never heard of Tito Puente were, like, ‘Oh my God! He totally revealed who [it is].’ I’m, like, ‘Are you kidding?’ It is amazing the level of ridiculousness that not only permeates this band but permeates the fandom of this band. I’m just sitting back going, ‘I’ll feed you guys whatever.’ I mean, it’s beautiful. Just laying those little clues and people lose their minds. It’s awesome.”

When asked if anyone has guessed correctly online, he stated:

“I’ve seen a couple of things, and none of ’em have been right so far. I’m loving it, dude.”

As to whether or not the group plan to keep his identity a mystery, he offered:

“For us, it’s more about just keeping the spirit alive. ‘New guy’ doesn’t care. Even if somebody gets it right, we’re not gonna confirm it. It’s one of those things. For us, it’s more about getting the band out there. Because, to be honest, the one thing that kind of reminded us that the band is more important is that even after the album came out, people were still into the band no matter who was in it.

So, to us, it’s a reminder that the band is more important than worrying about conjecture about who ‘Tortilla Guy’ is. So we just basically politely answer those questions, but never fully commit to any correct answers. [Laughs]”

The latest round of speculation regarding Tortilla Man’s identity arrived earlier this week when a Reddit user made a compelling case for the mystery musician being, Michael Pfaff, a bandmate of Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan in Dirty Little Rabbits.

The mystery percussionist took over the spot previously held by Chris Fehn, who was kicked out of the band following an on going legal dispute over the band’s finances.

[via Blabbermouth]

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