Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Quits Band

The band's beloved drummer has called it quits, according to a statement by the band.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Joey Jordison, the tremendously gifted percussionist for metal crusher outfit Slipknot, has left the band, according to a statement posted by the band – which you can read below. 

To our Maggots and fans around the world,

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

 

Jordison has recently been focused on his new project Scar The Martyr, whose debut album was released in October on Roadrunner Records. Other than M. Shaun Crahan, Jordison is the longest-standing living member of the band.

Whether he was fired or quit remains to be seen, but we'll keep you posted on developments in the future of Slipknot.

 

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