Slipknot Pay Tribute To Joey Jordison And Paul Gray During “Knotfest Iowa”

During Slipknot’s September 25 set at “Knotfest Iowa,” the group paid tribute to their late bandmates Joey Jordison and Paul Gray. At the end of the closing track, “Surfacing,” photos of the drummer and bassist were displayed on screens along with their band numbers as the song “‘Til We Die” played over the PA system. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Opens Up About Joey Jordison’s Death: “I Still Can’t Believe It”

During an appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor opened up about the tragic death of the band’s former drummer Joey Jordison. He said the following:

“It’s been tough, man. Our first concern was obviously his family, so we reached out immediately to make sure that they were okay, to let them know if they needed anything from us, they could absolutely ask. It’s a damn tragedy. He was way too young, and he was way too talented to lose him like this. I know a lot of people wonder about the circumstances that led to him not being in the band anymore, and it’s, like, we’re not gonna talk about that, because I’d rather talk about his legacy, which is that he helped create this band that we all have fought to keep out there and keep going. Just the fact that he’s not here now, it’s still — I still can’t believe it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Joey Jordison’s Sinsaenum Bandmates Issue New Statement On His Death: “We Did Everything In Our Power To Help And Couldn’t Get Through To Him”

Sinsaenum (Mayhem, Kreator, etc.) have issued a new statement regarding the passing of their bandmate Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot). A cause of death has yet to be revealed, but the group said that the drummer “had his demons, and nothing hurts more than knowing that [they] did everything in [their] power to help and couldn’t get through to him.”

Here’s Sinsaenum’s full statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and brother Joey Jordison.

He was of course one of the most influential drummers in the genre, completely rewriting the game of metal drumming, and it was truly an honor to share even just a small part of that with him.

He brought something to the table that no other musician could, and his love and passion for music was unmatched in a world of jaded artists.

For us Joey was family, and like family we argued and cried, but mostly laughed, and cared deeply for one another.

His public image had a serious tone, with an evil exterior, yet he had the biggest heart, and we were lucky to be able to see the softer side of him.

Joey also had his demons, and nothing hurts more than knowing that we did everything in our power to help and couldn’t get through to him.

He never felt he was better than anyone and would go out of this way to put everything, and everyone above his own needs.

Our hearts go out to Amanda, to his family, and to the true friends that were checking in on him.

And to all our fans and friends who reached out to us in this time of mourning, thank you.

Considering everything; moving on will be difficult at first, especially since we had already started writing the new album, but we will persevere, and will honor his legacy in everything we do moving forward. This next record will be dedicated to the memory of him, as that’s what Joey would have wanted.

Hails, and Horns as Joey would say. We miss you Jsaenum, and will love you forever.


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Limp Bizkit And Their Fans Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot) During Clive, IA Show

During Limp Bizkit’s August 2 show in Clive, IA, the band and their fans paid tribute to the late Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot). You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Slipknot Share Video Tribute For The Late Joey Jordison

Slipknot have shared a new video tribute for their former drummer Joey Jordison, who recently passed away at the age of 46. You can watch that below. The band also issued the below statement:

“Our hearts go out to Joey’s family and loved ones at this time of tremendous loss. Joey Jordison’s art, talent, and spirit could not be contained or be held back. Joey’s impact on Slipknot, on our lives, and on the music that he loved, is incalculable. Without him there would be no us. We mourn his loss with the entire Slipknot family. We love you, Joey.”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:



Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:


Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):



Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):


Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

Former Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Passes Away

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has sadly passed away at the age of 46. No cause of death has been revealed.

Jordison’s family issued the following statement:

“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.”

Kalen Chase On Unreleased VIMIC Album “Open Your Omen”: “I Hope That The Record Comes Out One Day”

During a recent interview with Gabriel Gignac, vocalist Kalen Chase talked a bit about “Open Your Omen,” the album he recorded with ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison for their VIMIC project. That effort was supposed to be released several years ago, but it never ended up seeing the light of day.

Chase said the following when asked why the record was never released:

“I would love to answer that. We’re all still friends. There is a lot of issues with our business. We started on Roadrunner, and we left on good terms with them. A lot of us had other projects, and it just never worked out with the time. And there’s a lot of things that just kind of went down to make the scheduling really difficult.

I hope that the record comes out one day, and that’s always a possibility. I just don’t know. It’s out of my hands, because I’m not in charge of the music and there’s a whole label situation, and stuff like that. If it ever happens, great. I would love for you guys to hear the other songs, ’cause they’re awesome. But as of now, that’s all I can on it, unfortunately. I’m just really glad that at least we have those songs to share with people so you guys at least got a taste of what we were doing.”

He also added:

“Getting to be the frontman of VIMIC with one of my closest friends, Joey, that was such a pleasure. I love all those guys, and to be able to actually be up front on stage and not behind somebody else… We got to play in South America in front of thousands of people, and all over the U.S. And those shows were so much fun… And I’m so glad I got to do that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Joey Jordison Reflects On The 21st Anniversary Of Slipknot’s Self-Titled Album

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison recently reflected on the band’s self-titled album in honor of its 21st anniversary. He said the following:

“It’s almost hard to believe how these years have flown by like blast beats. That album was & will always be some of the absolute best memories of my life. There’s nothing out there quite like it, and what it did for all of us & the Metal world. It made all of our dreams come true, and the overall reaction from the fans almost collapsed venues & stadiums worldwide. We didn’t expect it, but it absolutely exploded! We were so determined, hungry, and ready to take on the world and we did. We feared no one, and it showed when we took the stage. It was just ‘that’ time. Total mystery it was. Thank you to Monte Conner, Dave Rath, and all at Roadrunner Records… Sophia John, Ross ‘“The King” Robinson & Chuck Johnson. To the fans, you guys made this happen for all of us, and I dedicate this anniversary to YOU!!! Metal Forever. Thank you eternally!Joey Jordison no.1. 🤘🏼”

Slipknot’s Rare 1995 Demo Surfaces Online

Slipknot’s rare 1995 demo has surfaced online. For now, it is available to stream below, but Warner Music Group have already started taking down uploads of the release, so you will have to listen to it quickly. Percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan is the only current member of the band to appear on the demo. Aside from him, the effort also features former vocalist Anders Colsefni, former drummer Joey Jordison, and late bassist Paul Gray. Former guitarists Donnie Steele and Josh Brainard were reportedly involved as well.

[via The PRP]