Slipknot Parts With Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison (actual size)Joey Jordison (actual size)

Joey Jordison (actual size)

Well, this was sort of an unexpected yet expected move.

A statement from Slipknot claims mini drummer Joey Jordison is out.

“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.”

You could tell Joey wasn’t happy.

He started his own band Scar the Martyr, has been complaining for years about Slipknot’s lack of productivity in the wake of Paul Gray’s death, and has been critical of the band’s overdrawn mourning period, too.

This shouldn’t be surprising but it still sort of is.

As a non-fan, this has no impact on my actual life. So, let’s move on.

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