During a recent interview with NME, Corey Taylor further opened up about Joey Jordison’s death. The singer says when the band lost the drummer “it took away the chance for [them] to make peace with him.
Taylor said the following:
“We all had such a complicated relationship with Joey at one point or another. He was a man who was tormented by his brilliance and his demons. And it made it hard to live with him sometimes.
I’m not saying that to cut him down because we’ve all gone through it. It’s something that we as addicts, we as artists, we as really mentally fucked up people, have had to deal with.”
He went to say that him and Jordison had reconciled and that they were having “strained but civil” text conversations:
“When we lost Joey, it took away the chance for us to make peace with him. I know some of us had talked to him on the side. We never talked to him as a group, and I think that’s something that we all regret. It’s a hard thing to realise that you missed an opportunity.”