Remember when we told you Slipknot's upcoming Knotfest was going to smell like camel poo? Well, it looks like the band will have to find another smell because officials in California do not want flaming drums of oil and dung at the event. much to the relief of fans.
In case you missed it, masked metal outfit Slipknot announced last month that their three-day event would smell pretty bad on purpose as they were planning to light camel feces on fire for everyone to enjoy. Unfortunately for the band and fortunately for festival-goers, fire officials in San Bernadino shut down the idea because burning oil in Cali is illegal, TMZ reported. Slipknot is searching for an alternative method to deliver the odor.
While the band wanted the concert to have "its own aroma that will infest your brain, body and clothes for days after the festival is over," percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan rationalized it another way.
"So, I figure, since we're not a band anymore — we're a culture, everybody needs to get used to that real quick — that the culture has to have a smell," he told Rolling Stone. "You have to be able to be somewhere in the world, maybe be in a little pain, and then all of a sudden smell that and feel good again."
The lineup for Knotfest, which runs from Oct. 24-26, will feature Danzig, Black Label Society, Of Mice & Men, Killswitch Engage and Anthrax.