Joey Jordison Leaves Slipknot

Band confirms parting ways with longtime drummer due to "personal reasons." Details inside.

Joey Jordison Leaves Slipknot
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In a surprising official statement, Slipknot have confirmed parting ways with longtime drummer Joey Jordison. Apart from citing "personal reasons," no details regarding the split were given as of yet. "To our Maggots and fans around the world, 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," the statement reads. "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. Thank you, The 'Knot" Jordison was a member of Slipknot almost from the very beginning, joining the 'Knot fold in 1995. He had recently formed a new band Scar the Martyr and released a self-titled debut record. Apart from expressing uncertainty over Slipknot's 2014 comeback plans at one point, Jordison gave no signs whatsoever about departing from the band and even noted having loads of material for the band's new album. Therefore, his decision came as quite a shocker for the fans. Slipknot are currently working on their massively-expected new album, a follow up to 2008's "All Hope Is Gone." More info on the Jordison split is expected to drop soon, so stay tuned.

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    mitchy86
    did not see that one coming.
    jonathan.keeler
    They should get that joeyjunior15 or whatever his name was. I remember seeing him blow up on YouTube. Or mike Portnoy. that would be hillarius.
    matteo cubano
    what would they do for a mask?
    corpsegreindar
    totally
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    rickjarzy
    my roommates step-mothers uncle snd degree knows someone, who knows someone, who had known someone ...
    headbanger987
    Metal Hammer drummer of the year Joey Jordison. Damn why leave Slipknot right b4 recording the new album. Who could replace this
    a drummer
    Plenty drummers could replace Joey as drummer. He was good, but nothing outstanding. But as a member, i don't see how Slipknot is going to continue without him
    s7peterson
    well, there goes the expected 2014 album plans. RIGHT OUT THE FUCK1NG WINDOW!!!!!
    Almse
    "When reached with the news of Jordisons split, Dave Lombardo was sitting in his cavern. 'Finally', he said, throwing his last dart towards the image of Kerry. 'It has begun...'"
    mod59dc
    I understand that Phil Collins coming out of retirement was a big part of this. I hear he will be joining the 'KNOT as a full time member and the new record will feature AOR type hits and a bonus disc of acoustic standards.
    leighfuge32
    Maybe that's why Jim is taking the time off the Stone Sour tour, so he can get Phil up to speed with the bands back catalogue!
    zeroceid
    I wander if Clown or Chris Fehn are competent enough to replace him on drums, or if they'll bring another guy in. I pray they don't shove the drums back stage like they do the bass
    maxpowweer
    I would definitely say Shawn was, but Shawn and Chris' stage antics is a major part of slipknots live act, so it'd be a shame to lose that
    zeroceid
    I saw Shawn play for Dirty Little Rabbits - he was pretty good, but it's hard to tell if he's Joey's level. Also I too highly doubt they'd put the drums backstage - was in jest rather than serious =P
    Ghostmaker
    Clown should go on drums and Chris should go on bass. Then they'd no longer be useless to the music.
    MetalRock4ever
    Hmmm... I was thinking they would get a replacement drummer who plays off stage for live performances, but what they hey. Still can't believe this... He was a massive influence to me when playing the drums...
    Niiko_Xeneize
    Can Chris even play the drums?, he was brought to the band especifically to do "custom percussion", which is waaaaay easier than playing an actual drum set, let alone play like Joey.
    Dr. Knox666
    This sucks on so many levels I don't know what to say. Except BRING IN FUCKIN DAVE LOMBARDO!
    threedaysgrace9
    After time to allow myself to believe this is real, we should have seen this coming after Joey tried to push Slipknot on "with or without Corey"
    vayne92
    Wow, absolutely shocked to see this pop up on the news feed. Did not see this coming at all
    Maiden95
    I'll be honest. Never really liked Slipknot and as a drummer I've never been a huge Joey fan, but this is pretty much as big as when Mike Portnoy left Dream Theater. That kind of magnitude. Joey will be asked about this for the rest of his life.
    zego131
    technically speaking,mike never left dream theater..he went to record "nightmare" && on tour with a7x && dream theater assumed he had left the band so they replaced him..pretty grimy but that's what happened..
    shredder3386
    That is so incorrect its not even funny. Get your facts straight before saying things like this. Portnoy asked DT to take a 5 year hiatus so he could pursue other projects and they said no, therefore he left the band. Seriously bro, do you even google?
    Maiden95
    Shredder is correct. Who knows, there could have been a similar frustration on Joey's part because in the past couple years we've seen a couple side projects from Joey. Maybe playing the same songs and recording another album that the fans didn't like as much as their 2nd or 3rd record wasn't something that interested Joey anymore. I don't know.
    MetalRock4ever
    When i first read this, I was like 'what the fuuuuu...' still haven't finished. How!? He's been writing so much music for the band lately! Slipknot's not Slipknot without Joey. What the hell happened?
    Dannym95
    Slipknot haven't renamed themselves. So Slipknot IS Slipknot without Joey.
    zalant
    I was totally expecting yet another misleading article title. I figured I'd come in here and have the article say something like "Joey Jordison Leaves Slipknot...at the airport. He'll take a bus instead."
    chrismyers3225
    I click on this article expecting this same thing. I went through all the other news articles first, to prolong what could be some very bad news.