Slipknot’s Mick Thomson charged following knife fight

Guitarist was stabbed in the head in incident earlier this month

Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson has been charged following an incident earlier this month that saw him rushed to hospital with stab wounds

It was reported at the time that Thomson had been involved in a knife fight with his brother. Thomson (pictured above) and his sibling, Andrew, were reported to have both required medical assistance following the fight.

Police subsequently confirmed that the brothers both sustained serious injuries, with Mick Thomson suffering a stab wound in the back of his head.

Clive Police Department Chief Michael Venema has now revealed that, following an investigation, Thomson and his brother were both responsible for the assault and have been charged with disorderly conduct by fighting. The Hollywood Reporter states that a court date has been set for March 30.

The fight took place in the early hours of March 11 at Mick Thomson’s home in Clive, Iowa with police stating that the pair were drunk when they arrived on the scene.

Slipknot launched their first full UK tour for more than six years in Sheffield earlier this year (January 16).

The Prepare For Hell Tour was the band’s first run of UK dates with their new touring bass player, British musician Alessandro Venturella. Drummer Joey Jordison, who left Slipknot in 2013, was replaced by Jay Weinberg, son of Max Weinberg, the long-serving drummer in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.