Slipknot Probably Fired Joey Jordison Over Drugs

Corey Taylor says firing was toughest decision band’s had to make

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That’s what any logical human being would surmise from the comments being made by Slipknot singer Corey Taylor in the latest issue of Metal Hammer.

Taylor says firing Joey Jordison, the band’s drummer of 18 years, was “one of the hardest decisions” the group ever made, but insists that he and his bandmates are “happy” with their decision.

Here’s what he said:



“I can’t talk too much about it because we’re going through the legalities of everything right now and settling everything, but it’s when a relationship hits that T-section and one person’s going one way and you’re going the other. And try as you might to either get them to go your way or try and go their way, at some point you’ve got to go in the direction that works for you. This is me speaking in the broadest terms, with respect to Joey. I guess to sum it up, it was one of the hardest decisions we ever made.”

He continued:

“We’re all happy right now and we hope that he is. I’ve known him since ’91, and that was before we were in bands together, and he’s incredibly talented; he’s just in a place in his life, right now, that’s not where we are… in the nicest terms.”

Then he said:

“I haven’t talked to Joey in a while, to be honest. That’s how different we are. It’s not because I don’t love him and I don’t miss him. And it is painful; we talk about him all the time, but at the same time, do we miss him or do we miss the old him? That’s what it really comes down to. It’s just a fucking shame.”

So, Joey’s using. We get it.

After Paul Gray’s overdose death, distancing the band from drug use would be a wise move. Probably an unavoidable move. A friend dies from drugs, and it wakes you up.

I don’t know, man. I get what they did and why they did it. But don’t insinuate. Just come out and say, “Joey’s using and ain’t nobody got time for that.”

I hate when dudes beat around a bush.

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