It appears the identity of SLIPKNOT percussionist, ‘Tortilla Man‘, has finally been officially revealed, despite fans pretty much already knowing who the masked musician is.
The masked individual, who took the spot of vacated percussionist Chris Fehn, is indeed Michael Pfaff, who previously played with SLIPKNOT percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan in the project DIRTY LITTLE RABBITS.
Tortilla Man joined SLIPKNOT in May of 2019, when he first appeared in the music video for SLIPKNOT’s comeback single “Unsainted”.
Pfaff’s name was first brought up in relation to Tortilla Man in August 2019 when SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root gave an interview to “The Art And Span Show” in which he described the mystery man as “a world-class pianist” and “a great percussionist” who is “schooled in music.”
Pfaff was apparently introduced to Crahan years ago by SLIPKNOT’s resident DJ Sid Wilson, which may explain why Tortilla Man has such good onstage chemistry with Sid and Clown. In addition, Pfaff has a similar build and height as Tortilla Man, and Redditors have found that Pfaff’s family members are following “#tortillaman” and other hashtags on social media related to the newest member of SLIPKNOT.
In a post promoting a Reddit AMA hosted by Pfaff today, SLIPKNOT shared the below post.
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