Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly Slams Slipknot Onstage At 2021 ‘Riot Fest’


Machine Gun Kelly seemingly has taken issue with Slipknot, after calling the band out while they performed dueling sets last night (September 19th) at this year’s ‘Riot Fest‘ in Chicago, IL. Addressing the crowd during his set, which was taking place at the same time as Slipknot‘s, MGK stated:

“Hey, you wanna know what I’m really happy that I’m not doing? Being 50 years old wearing a fucking weird mask on a fucking stage, talking shit. So anyway, what’s everyone’s favorite candy? Reese’s Pieces?”

He also later remarked, “Turn the lights up. Let me see who chose to be here instead of with all the old weird dudes with masks.”

It’s thought that MGK could be firing back at the band after their frontman Corey Taylor appeared to have taken a shot at him earlier this year, telling Cutter’s Rockcast:

“The [young artists] that really frustrate me are the ones that they take something that’s been around forever and then just basically rework it and call it new — even though it’s completely derivative. You know the band they’re ripping off — they’re not even trying to rip off a bunch of bands; they’re ripping off one band. But the younger generation picks them up and says, ‘This is our blah blah blah,’ because they’re tired of old people telling them that the music that came before them was better. And I don’t know who’s right, but I know both are wrong, because we should be encouraging everything.”

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