Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has left the band.
The 38-year-old drummer has played in the Grammy-Award winning heavy metal band since their formation in 1995.
Jordison is also co-songwriter with frontman Corey Taylor.
We’ve personally seen Slipknot perform live at the Mayhem festival and they are awesome, one of my favorites.
Here’s a rare interview with Slipknot (NSFW offensive language):
A statement on the band’s website confirms Joey Jordison’s departure, citing “personal reasons” for his decision to leave Slipknot.
The website reads:
“It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot. Thank you, The ‘Knot”.
Slipknot – Vermillion Pt. 2:
Slipknot’s last album ‘All Hope Is Gone’ was released in 2008 before the death of bassist Paul Gray, but they confirmed recording another LP.
Jordison has kept busy with his new metal band Scar the Martyr that released its debut album in October and has performed in Des Moines on tour.
Joey is considered one of metal’s best drummers. During the Slipknot gigs, he was normally strapped into his drum kit and lifted high above the stage on a hydraulic arm.
Here’s Slipknot performing in Rio, playing Psychosocial (NSFW Offensive Language):
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