Yesterday was a sad day for the music world. Former Slipknot drummer, American musician, and songwriter Joey Jordison passed away at the age of 46. His family wrote a statement to share his loss with his fans and friends.
We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46. Joey‘s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow. To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music.
“The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time. The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”
Some news sources such as TMZ stated that Joey Jordison’s family will hold a private funeral but there isn’t any information about when and where it will happen. It’s probably going to be behind closed doors since the family talked about privacy in their statement.
Jordison was with Slipknot between 1995 and 2013. In 2013 Slipknot announced that they are parting their ways with Jordison. That was the only statement from Slipknot and they haven’t shared any more information about that case. Jordison also hasn’t talked about the reason behind his quitting from Slipknot until 2016. At the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards that year, he said that he was fired from Slipknot without speaking about it in any band meeting.
“All I got was a stupid fucking e-mail saying I was out of the band that I busted my ass my whole life to fucking create. That’s exactly what happened and it was hurtful. I didn’t deserve that shit after what I’d done and everything I’d been through.”
Reactions from Rock world
After his sad loss, a lot of names from the rock/metal world, including his former bandmates shared their emotions through their social media accounts. Slipknot’s official social media accounts went dark with Corey Taylor, Shawn Crahan, and Jim Root joining. Also famous are rockers from Anthrax, Fear Factory, Kreator, All That Remains, and Trivium bands. They’ve also posted from their social media accounts to share their emotions.
— Slipknot (@slipknot) July 27, 2021
We as Metal Shout also are very sad to hear that news. We share our best wishes with the family and friends of former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison.