Wednesday 13 Pays Tribute To Late Murderdolls Bandmate Joey Jordison During Albuquerque, NM Show

During his March 23 show in Albuquerque, NM, Wednesday 13 paid tribute to his late Murderdolls bandmate Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) with a performance of the band’s song “Nowhere.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Wednesday 13 told the crowd the following:

“This part of the show I’d like to make some noise for our brother Joey Jordison. He left us far too soon. He was one of the most talented people I ever met. And he’s the reason any of you guys know who I am. So we picked a couple of songs, some of my favorite songs we liked to play with Joey. We’re gonna take it back about 12 years ago to the [Murderdolls’ 2010 album] ‘Women And Children Last’. This is called ‘Nowhere’.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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):

Acey Slade Says He Would “Love To” Make A New Murderdolls Album

During a recent appearance on the BREWtally Speaking Podcast, Acey Slade (Dope, Misfits, etc.) was asked if he would ever want to record a new album with Murderdolls and he responded by saying he would “love to.” However, he also added that if the band were to reunite “it would have to be at a time where everybody’s schedules are just cleared.”

Slade said the following when asked if he would want to make a new Murderdolls record [transcribed by The PRP]:

“Oh I would love to. Absolutely. To me that’s musically, that’s the unanswered question if you will.

I feel like the stories incomplete, but the sad thing about Ben passing away is that it really cleared things up with Wednesday and I. We had kinda cleared things up anyway, but with Eric as well, but now Joey’s kinda off in his own world, so I don’t know.

All I know is that I had the best time of my life with those guys and there’s a saying don’t regret the past, but don’t wish to relive it either.

Like I wouldn’t want to relive it, those times. I’m a different person now, as is Wednesday, as is Joey, but I feel like we could continue. Kinda take off where we left off.

So Wednesday and I have talked about a few different options and things like that—not at length. The main problem is with him right now, his new record is awesome, it’s called “Necrophaze” and it’s not out yet, its coming out soon, but it’s so good, it’s really really good, and I feel like he’s hit a creative stride, and he’s got a great label behind him. He’s got a great band behind him. He’s got a great team behind him and he doesn’t want to distract anything from that.

I’ve got my own things going on right now, and so does Joey. So it would have to be at a time where everybody’s schedules are just cleared and we could just kinda focus on it.”

On another note, Slade also talked about the time the group temporarily got kicked off their tour with Iron Maiden:

“So when I was in the Murderdolls we played Zagreb Croatia, and we went out, our record company took us out ,and I don’t know why, but we ended up at a biker bar. Not a biker bar, but a biker club house.

We get there and everybody got drunk, one of the club leaders girlfriends was following me around and so we ended up leaving.

We get back to the hotel and we were on tour with Iron Maiden. Well, Croatia had only been a country for a couple of years at that time. So we’re staying at the nicest hotel, but the nicest hotel in Croatia doesn’t have air conditioning.

We got back to the hotel, everybody is shitfaced except me, and they decide it’s hot so they’re gonna try and spray down the hallways with the water… they didn’t have fire extinguishers, they had fire hoses out, so they decided to pull the fire hoses out, those didn’t work.

We go back to the room, the bus is down below, but because there’s no air conditioning everybody in the buildings got their windows open.

So me and Wednesday are in one room, Ben and Eric are in the room next to us, and I hear all this yelling out the window and I stick my head out and I go ‘Will you guys just shut up?’.

What it was was Ben was yelling down to the guys in the bus ‘Yea bring up some more booze’ with that someone down below goes ‘Oh will you guys shut the fuck up’.

I stuck my head out and I’m like ‘Dude be quiet’ and Ben goes ‘Why don’t you shut up?’ and he throws a plastic bottle at me.

This plastic bottle hits my window, tumbles down into the window below us. It’s kinda the end of the night.

I wake up the next morning, I go down to the lobby and every body is livid and ‘I’m like what’s going on?’

Well we just got kicked off the Iron Maiden tour.

I’m like ‘why?’ and they’re like ‘well do you remember when Ben was yelling last night and we were throwing shit?’ I’m like ‘you were throwing shit, not we were throwing shit, you were throwing shit.’

So apparently, it was Iron Maiden‘s wardrobe girl that was below us, telling everybody to shut up. She thought the water bottle got thrown at her, she embellished the story and said it was a glass bottle—which it wasn’t—and that turned it us throwing bottles at the merch girl. Which wasn’t exactly what happened.

So Joey tells me the story and then our tour manager walks over and he goes as ‘if that wasn’t enough what you did too’, and Joey’s like ‘Well I didn’t do anything’.

You don’t remember what you did, and he goes no. Our tour manager says ‘Yea you pissed all over Iron Maiden’s bus’ and he’s like ‘I did?’

At that time everybody was paranoid about music bootlegging so Iron Maiden had a bus following them where they would play the record on the bus for all the press, and it was wrapped in all the Iron Maiden stuff.

Well Joey was just drunk and taking a piss, he didn’t realize it was Iron Maiden’s bus. However, Iron Maiden saw him pissing on their bus.

So, because I’m the guy that doesn’t party, I was the guy go and apologize to Iron Maiden, and I had to go into town and I had to buy roses for Iron Maiden’s merch girl, and I had to go to the photocopy place and print out signs that said ‘on behalf of all of the Murderdolls we would like to apologize to the entire Iron Maiden band, and crew’ and tape them all over the backstage area.

Apologize to the merch girl, and then, and only then were we allowed to finish the tour. And I didn’t even do anything.”

Wednesday 13: “There’s Been No Discussion Of Anything As Far As Murderdolls Activity”

Wednesday 13 was once again asked about a Murderdolls reunion during a recent interview on the “Talk Toomey” podcast. Despite the fact that him and Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot, etc.) have been in contact again, he says “there’s been no discussion of anything as far as Murderdolls activity.”

Wednesday 13 said the following:

“Actually, I heard from Joey last night. He congratulated me on my year of no drinking. He just wrote me last night, and I replied back to him today. But other than just friendly texts and being cool, there’s been no discussion of anything as far as MURDERDOLLS activity or anything. I know he’s doing his thing with [the death metal supergroup] SINSAENUM, and did some touring. And I’ve been up to my neck getting ready for my new record, ‘Necrophaze’.”

He continued:

“For me, it’s just cool to be in touch with [Joey], and we’re friendly with each other. If we don’t ever do anything again as MURDERDOLLS, we should be friends. And that’s more important to me than the music. And if we get back together and wanna do music one day, then we will. That whole band was made out of fun, and when we do it again, it’ll be done out of fun. When that happens, I don’t know. We’ll see.”

He also added:

“That was such a special time for me — both times, both records. I mean, we did a lot of cool stuff. But that very first time we came out, and the things we did, it was when nu-metal was dying, and we were just kind of like… I won’t say ‘breath of fresh air,’ ’cause it definitely wasn’t fresh; it was smelly. But we were something that kind of came in, and it was really amazing in certain places. In the U.K., it made me feel like THE BEATLES for five seconds. It was something I’ll never forget. I’ll never forget having your van almost rocked over by a hundred fans in the middle of Piccadilly Circus in London. That was pretty nuts.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Wednesday 13 Says “There’s No Reason Why” Murderdolls Can’t Reunite For Sporadic Shows Here And There

Wednesday 13 was once again asked about a Murderdolls reunion during an interview with Grizzly Media. This time he responded by saying “there’s no reason why” the group can’t reunite for sporadic shows here and there.

Wednesday 13 said the following:

“Joey [Jordison] and I have reconnected. Earlier this year, we had a couple of days off, and somehow it worked out that we had a day off in his town. And we went by and we caught up and we talked and we mentioned the idea of doing MURDERDOLLS, would we wanna do it again? We both said yeah — it was fun; we had a blast doing it. But we didn’t set a timeframe, and we didn’t really say it would be an album or reuniting…”

He also added:

“My idea was, let’s do a couple of shows here and there, see what happens. And if we have a good time doing those shows and there are still fans there — I know there are — and there’s fans there that [want to see it], then there’s no reason… He’s doing his project, and I’m gonna continue doing WEDNESDAY 13, but there’s no reason why MURDERDOLLS couldn’t be a band that does a show from time… one show a year in one big city, or one in Europe and two in the States. There’s possibilities — its just logistics of my schedule, his schedule and doing it. And what lineup we would do? In my mind, do ’em both — do the original lineup, play that record [2002’s ‘Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls’] in one special show and then play [2010’s] ‘Women And Children Last’ with that lineup and do that show. Because it was two different eras that I’m really proud of, and I think all the members stood out and had their own identity, and I think it would be cool to do it that way. That’s my personal opinion.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Murderdolls Members Reunite To Pay Tribute To Late Drummer Ben Graves At Hollywood, CA Event

Murderdolls members Wednesday 13, Eric Griffin, and Acey Slade reunited for a special show to pay tribute to late drummer Ben Graves. The event took place at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, CA yesterday (August 16) and footage of the group performing “People Hate Me” can be seen below:

Murderdolls Members To Celebrate The Life Of Ben Graves At Hollywood, CA Event

Murderdolls members Wednesday 13, Eric Griffin, and Acey Slade will be reuniting to pay tribute to late drummer Ben Graves at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, CA on August 16. Wednesday 13 commented:

“This Thursday August 16th, at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood. We will be Celebrating the life of Ben The Ghoul Graves. I will be joining Murderdolls members Eric Griffin and Acey Slade on stage for the first time in over a decade to perform some classic MD songs. This will be a night to remember, open to the public. This will SELL OUT!”

Joey Jordison On The Possibility Of A Murderdolls Reunion: “Never Say Never”

Considering him and Wednesday 13 hung out recently, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot, etc.) was asked about the possibility of a Murderdolls reunion during an appearance on the Talk Toomey podcast. He responded with the following:

“It’s cool that I’ve been talking to Wednesday recently, but I can’t disclose anything [about a possible reunion]. Never say never, man — I mean, that’s life. It’s kind of funny, ’cause we have a bunch of songs that have been written and a bunch that are ready to go. Timing is everything, man — not necessarily anything about, ‘Oh, we need to do this to impress people,’ or, ‘We need to put out this record or do something like that.’ Timing in life is everything, so we’ll see. Only time will tell.”


[via Blabbermouth]

Murderdolls Bandmates Wednesday 13 & Joey Jordison Hang Out For First Time In Seven Years

Murderdolls bandmates Wednesday 13 and Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot, etc.) recently hung out for the first time in seven years. You can see posts from both of them below. This news comes after Wednesday 13 previously said he hadn’t talked to Jordison in a year.

Wednesday 13 Says He Was In Touch With Joey Jordison About A Murderdolls Reunion Last Year But “That’s The Last [He] Really Kind Of Heard Of It”

Wednesday 13 was once again asked about a Murderdolls reunion during an interview with Metal Wani. He responded with the following:

“I really just haven’t spoken with Joey really at all this year. We had gotten in touch about a year ago and just established contact again and mentioned the idea of doing something in the future — not [putting] a time on it or anything; just the idea of, ‘Would you be into it?’ And we both said, ‘Yes.’ And then I got busy doing my stuff, he was touring and putting a record out, and that’s the last I really kind of heard of it. So that’s kind of where it is. So I can’t say that it will happen, or it won’t, but there’s definitely not any plans or anything that’s changed since the last thing I must have said [in an interview].”

[via Blabbermouth]