After a week of heavy debate and theories among fans, the members of Slipknot have finally chimed in on the mystery surrounding their ninth member. The answer fans have been looking for? “Nobody’s f***ing business.”

Although Shawn “Clown” Crahan’s response to the burning question might sound a bit harsh, he goes on to drop a new clue that’s sure to ignite a whole new round of guesses from the group’s faithful. “The position you may or may not be talking about is nobody’s f***ing business,” Crahan says, adding that once fans see the mystery member perform live, “The proof is in the pudding.”

Speculation on the ninth member’s identity has run rampant since Slipknot revealed their new masks. Among the names fans have suggested are former drummer Anders Colsefini, songwriter Brandon Darner, drummer Joey Jordison and Greg “Cuddles” Welts.

Who do you think is Slipknot’s new member? Do you think he’s just a stand-in?

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