Joey Jordison Leaves Slipknot
2013-12-13 by Jeremy Bentham | 136 Comments
In a shocking turn of events, Slipknot have announced that they have parted ways with drummer Joey Jordison. Jordison has been with the band since its inception as well as being one of its primary songwriters.

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. 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[.]


www.slipknot1.com
Tagged: Slipknot

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alpherbethegamow
December 13th 2013
32 Comments


Meh....

Kris.
December 13th 2013
12356 Comments


you could have like quoted the text from the site or something
jesus this place needs a news mod

Rowan5215
December 13th 2013
27199 Comments


A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS

Digging: Vestascension - Breaching the Sound

Relinquished
December 13th 2013
25217 Comments


open the floodgates

Dunpeal
December 13th 2013
3689 Comments


i'm absolutely flabbergasted right now!!!!

oltnabrick
December 13th 2013
31113 Comments


anarchistfish is going 2 b pissd

demigod!
December 13th 2013
44727 Comments


hes a pretty good drummer i wonder what he'll do next

Digging: Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013
50587 Comments


Maybe one of the seven trash can banging guys who consider themselves "percussionists" can step up and replace him

Digging: Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

Dunpeal
December 13th 2013
3689 Comments


dude, they all got real jobs like years ago

Relinquished
December 13th 2013
25217 Comments


technically they are percussionists so

someguest
December 13th 2013
20906 Comments


trashcan breakdowns for life

Digging: Dexter Gordon - Our Man in Paris

Dunpeal
December 13th 2013
3689 Comments


i think technically they're brothers-in-law or something

someguest
December 13th 2013
20906 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG6G4XBnvLQ

rip

sapient
December 13th 2013
2105 Comments


Right in the high school memories.... That sucks

Digging: The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013
22014 Comments


as if slipknot exist anymore OR THAT I CARE ANYMORE

Digging: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Pinata

Relinquished
December 13th 2013
25217 Comments


omg fish is hurt lol

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013
22014 Comments


So the two main songwriters have now died and left respectively

Band's over for sure

DrGonzo1937
December 13th 2013
5980 Comments


Bands fucked.

Digging: Ilenkus - The Crossing

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013
22014 Comments


In contrast to common perception I dont really listen to this band much anymore at all

someguest
December 13th 2013
20906 Comments


yeah he's big on nonpoint now

Relinquished
December 13th 2013
25217 Comments


that band is still around wow

RogueNine
December 13th 2013
1333 Comments


Well this is surprising.

Dunpeal
December 13th 2013
3689 Comments


sorry, i don't follow the nuances of your daily life, fishers, but i guess your shaft got quite veiny for this band at some
point. my condolences broski

bach
December 13th 2013
12911 Comments


Is Saliva still around?

Digging: Caribou - Our Love

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013
22014 Comments


tis all in the past

Dunpeal
December 13th 2013
3689 Comments


Saliva is on world tour with dope as we speak

bach
December 13th 2013
12911 Comments


dope is still around too?

Dunpeal
December 13th 2013
3689 Comments


1999 is making a mean comeback. it's like the pam and tommy lee sex tape was just "leaked" :D

Storm In A Teacup
December 13th 2013
13161 Comments


"you could have like quoted the text from the site or something
jesus this place needs a news mod"

I can give kripes a call. I'm sure he's down.

Durrzo
December 13th 2013
1113 Comments


Band got me into heavy music but I can't say I care about them at this point.

InFiction
December 13th 2013
3689 Comments


Terrible fucking band.

Amphoteric
December 13th 2013
1954 Comments


Maybe he'll make good music now

Digging: NxxxxxS - Fujita Scale

bach
December 13th 2013
12911 Comments


don't hold your breath

Jacob818Hollows
December 13th 2013
130 Comments


WE ARE ALL SHOCKED

Gwyn.
December 13th 2013
15160 Comments


Damn this hasn't turned into punfest

Sputnik has changed

BigPleb
December 13th 2013
37232 Comments


Loads of big boys in this thread shitting on Slipknot lol, pretty sure they were a part of most peoples' lives on here at some point.

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins on Io

BeneaththeDarkOcean
December 13th 2013
454 Comments


New Found Glory's lead lyricist/guitarist leaves.

Slipknot's famous drummer leaves.

What's next?

ImmortalPaper
December 13th 2013
111 Comments


stone sour feat. trashcans & dj

InbredJed
December 13th 2013
6076 Comments


nothing but respect for Joey J, but dear god I hope another Murderdolls album isnt in the works

Froot
December 13th 2013
1296 Comments


That's pretty sad, considering his ability. Dude did seem like a bit of a cunt though when it came to interviews, so this may be justified.

I doubt it'll affect too much of the band's signature sound in the next LP however. This is only one of the three fucking percussionists, so I can bet almost everything will feel more or less familiar in the long run.

>stone sour feat. trashcans & dj

wut

Digging: Thanatopsis - Axiology

OldCrime
December 13th 2013
26 Comments


When did Joey get fat?


InbredJed
December 13th 2013
6076 Comments


lolzog, is that the "personal reason", he got too fat?

ShitsofRain
December 13th 2013
5911 Comments


to our maggots

Digging: Round One to Round Five - 1993-99 Main Street Records

Tobmast
December 13th 2013
103 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
HE WAS THE KEY OF THE BAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sniper
December 13th 2013
19077 Comments


"WE ARE ALL SHOCKED"

as if everyone knew this was coming? i do think the real surprise is that this band still exists though.

"news mod"

prophet 4 news mod

piratejokern
December 13th 2013
3 Comments


A good but extremely overrated drummer. I think it's a bit sad though since Slipknot won't have that much to live on now when the two people that everyone loved will be gone from the band

melltuga
December 13th 2013
28 Comments


didn't see that one coming.

skeames1214
December 13th 2013
2713 Comments


well at least they have like forty members.

undertakerpt
December 13th 2013
1351 Comments


Mr mike portnoy come on down.

Jordison has obviously just landed a job at Walmart

Wizard
December 13th 2013
19524 Comments


Surprised people still follow this band.

Digging: Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire

MyNameIsPencil
December 13th 2013
626 Comments


Joey was actually a pretty good drummer and I think he wrote a lot of the stuff or something too.
this is gonna be interesting

Digging: CityCop - The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope

CaliginousColors
December 13th 2013
159 Comments


I couldn't care either way.

Digging: Panda Bear - Mr Noah

evilford
December 13th 2013
22828 Comments


what a SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS

Digging: Burial (NL) - Relinquished Souls

ultradevilgod
December 13th 2013
232 Comments


Too much drama when Paul died. Joey was one of the main songwriters, the rest of the band can quit as well. RIP to Slipknot.

Mookid
December 13th 2013
1438 Comments


Wow, didn't expect to wake up to this on a Friday morning

renegadestrings
December 13th 2013
1450 Comments


it's a Christmas miracle

Froot
December 13th 2013
1296 Comments


In regards to songwriting, as long as Corey is still on board, things will go swimmingly come the next record. That is, assuming he learned his lesson from LP #4, not to phone in too much Stone Sour.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
December 13th 2013
13341 Comments


sad news

Digging: Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End

weeji
December 13th 2013
8 Comments


All the questions about what he'll do next, and not a single mention of Scar the Martyr?

Tijnmans
December 13th 2013
357 Comments


Break up allready!

MO
December 13th 2013
18866 Comments


pff plenty of drummers can do what he does

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013
6285 Comments


I might have cared about this a couple years ago, but right now I could care less. Always liked Jordison but he can be easily replaced.

Digging: maudlin of the Well - Leaving Your Body Map

rockandmetaljunkie
December 13th 2013
3455 Comments


Piece by piece, this band will come to an end.

TheGreatQ
December 13th 2013
1470 Comments


I still like these guys, but I have to say it's probably time to break up. Either that, or get a new drummer and release a song that will make me change my mind.

Digging: She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013
22014 Comments


first time since before the debut someone's actually left slipknot. quite a feat for a 9 man band

sapient
December 13th 2013
2105 Comments


Yeah fish, and considering the supposed tensions between members mentioned over the years, It's amazing that the band is even still intact at all

SCREAM!
December 13th 2013
10225 Comments


"So the two main songwriters have now died and left respectively

Band's over for sure"

Because people listen to Slipknot for the songwriting

Mookid
December 13th 2013
1438 Comments


Actually, yes, i'm sure many people do

SCREAM!
December 13th 2013
10225 Comments


They may think they do, but they don't

sapient
December 13th 2013
2105 Comments


I'd be interested to see what people would think of these guys and their music if they didn't wear the masks

KILL
December 13th 2013
71965 Comments


rip

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013
14760 Comments


Why are people talking about this band, is it 2001 again and I just haven't been informed?

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Mookid
December 13th 2013
1438 Comments


uhhhhh

JustinKing
December 13th 2013
1337 Comments


@weeji Considering their album came out not too long ago, it's kinda safe to assume they'd tour in support of it and then release another one in a year to three years like a normal band would.

Regardless, never backed this band that much. I got into other kinds of metal before I heard these guys, and they never fully clicked. Kinda sad to watch them dissolve like this, just for the diehard fans that get heartbroken at news like this. But I don't see a whole lot changing their sound due to this.

Minus.
December 13th 2013
2680 Comments


He's a fantastic drummer...he'll find work

YUJOS
December 13th 2013
941 Comments


About time he left. RIP Slipknot.

Digging: Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry

LittleStranger
December 13th 2013
481 Comments


Maybe one of the seven trash can banging guys who consider themselves "percussionists" can step up and replace him [2]

Storm In A Teacup
December 13th 2013
13161 Comments


fucking amazing band

MasBarHigeuoris21
December 13th 2013
1604 Comments


This would have been relevant maybe 10 years ago but seriously, who gives about a fuck about this band anymore?

LocustGrove
December 13th 2013
540 Comments


This would have been relevant maybe 10 years ago but seriously, who gives about a fuck about this band anymore?


Well considering they still sell a ton of records and they fill up big venues, a lot of people care about this band you twat

Mookid
December 13th 2013
1438 Comments


Yeah seriously, their fanbase is still huge like wtf

Zeiu
December 13th 2013
165 Comments


Mike Portnoys gonna be all over this

SirDrumsalot
December 13th 2013
1586 Comments


Joey's pretty good. Not as great as a lot of people make him out to be, but still good. He's just leaving a sinking ship before its completely under water. But his two other side projects aren't very good either...

MosesMalone
December 13th 2013
1836 Comments


A new slipknot album was gonna be terribad anyway. Still though I remember when I was like ten and these guys were like my comic book heroes. My childhood is aching

elephantREVOLUTION
December 13th 2013
2766 Comments


damn his drumming made slipknot listenable for me

porcupinetheater
December 13th 2013
120 Comments


Are you shitting me?

Nope. They shit you knot.

About time this band started its death throes.

Digging: Meth Drinker - Meth Drinker

Minus.
December 13th 2013
2680 Comments


I hate when people say "terribad"

tresm87
December 13th 2013
1101 Comments


wow slipknot is over

Digging: Fit For A King - Slave To Nothing

Relinquished
December 13th 2013
25217 Comments


"prophet 4 news mod"

damn I miss this kid for some reason

SnakeDelilah
December 13th 2013
7959 Comments


I was never a fan of Joey but if he's leaving Slipknot for Murderdolls I'm going to fucking explode.

Digging: Gates - Bloom and Breathe

LocustGrove
December 13th 2013
540 Comments


wow slipknot is over


yeah cause Joey was the glue that held the band together...NOT. Joey is a mediocre drummer and will be replaced with another mediocre drummer. No one will even know the difference. Slipknot will shit out a few more albums and leave their anuses stone sour.

SnakeDelilah
December 13th 2013
7959 Comments


joey should go to protest the hero, they're shorthanded on drummers.





JUST KIDDING!

MosesMalone
December 13th 2013
1836 Comments


Okay minus every time I'm gonna post terribad I'm gonna find you and let you know so you can bitch about stupid shit some more.

ZippaThaRippa
December 13th 2013
2434 Comments


Whoa. Those are going to be some big shoes to fill.

demigod!
December 13th 2013
44727 Comments


jesus sputnik you really care this much???

LocustGrove
December 13th 2013
540 Comments


Moses you sound like a bitch yo

MosesMalone
December 13th 2013
1836 Comments


Locust you sound like a constructive and purposeful member of society.

Madbutcher3
December 13th 2013
1152 Comments


He has other bands at this point anyway, whatever

drasticaction74
December 13th 2013
1740 Comments


ha, good luck

Motiv3
December 13th 2013
8939 Comments


These guys are still around?

Dancedrewdance
December 13th 2013
885 Comments


No matter what band the article is about people say "There still a band?" No this whole article is bullshit and for fun, really the band seperated years ago and we are all fucking with you -_-

RikRoach7
December 13th 2013
115 Comments


On one hand it's a shame, but on the other hand perhaps now people finally stop calling him the best drummer ever or stupid things like that.

LocustGrove
December 13th 2013
540 Comments


"On one hand it's a shame, but on the other hand perhaps now people finally stop calling him the best drummer ever or stupid things like that."


do you speak English or are you just a complete idiot? Serious question.

Spec
December 13th 2013
27190 Comments


"Is Saliva still around?"

For some reason thought the same thing haha.

loveisamixtape
December 13th 2013
6120 Comments


this blows

zaruyache
December 13th 2013
6921 Comments


They can just replace him on their next album with the guy from Lamb of God, just like Protest the Hero did.

Digging: Ardour Loom - Demo

InbredJed
December 13th 2013
6076 Comments


heh

VicariousIntent
December 13th 2013
1594 Comments


I liked these dudes a lot way back when, and embarrassing as it may be to say it now, Joey was one of the reasons I started playing drums. Like Fish said, I'm pretty curious as to what this is about, because as much as these guys hate each other they've stayed intact for years.

Also whatever he does next will probably suck.

joshieboy12345
December 13th 2013
5371 Comments


RIP Slipknot

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013
50587 Comments


why do I keep clicking on this thread

VinVal
December 13th 2013
753 Comments


sean reinert joins slipknot new album 2014

Italianjesusfootball
December 13th 2013
267 Comments


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Digging: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

none
December 13th 2013
1100 Comments


gud they should break up like some guy and some girl in some place at some point in time

swordsforhands
December 14th 2013
416 Comments


Oh no, what are we going to do.

Also, slipknot1.com? Was just slipknot taken or something lol.

Digging: Radiation Year - Age Of The Everglades

tacos N stuff
December 14th 2013
377 Comments


this band is still relevant?

CutMan
December 14th 2013
1792 Comments


Good God, I hate "this band is still relevant" comments.

What does that even MEAN? Do you mean "still together, making music"? Then yes, pretty much.

Spec
December 14th 2013
27190 Comments


lol

Jennifer22
December 14th 2013
287 Comments


I still have yet to listen to this band.

ScuroFantasma
December 14th 2013
2264 Comments


I like all the comments regarding how much you don't care. BULLSHIT. You cared enough to click the link and add your unnessecary and repetitive opinion on how irrelevant the band is. If you don't care that Joey left, then why the fuck do you feel the need to tell everyone else how indifferent you are. There is still a giant fanbase for this band.

Digging: Opeth - Deliverance

someguest
December 14th 2013
20906 Comments


Yeah, it takes so much time and effort to open up a browser, type in the URL, log into the web site, and write a short, witty two line reply that complete decimates anything you had to say.

Now get out of here.

ScuroFantasma
December 14th 2013
2264 Comments


All I'm saying is that if you truly don't care, you don't need to publicly wave your 'I don't care about Slipknot cuz I'm cool and nobody cool likes nu-metal' flag around. It's attention seeking.

someguest
December 14th 2013
20906 Comments


There are those that like and those that dislike.

This is how the world works, my friend.

ScuroFantasma
December 14th 2013
2264 Comments


I don't expect everyone to like Slipknot (my own care for them has diminished a lot over the past year or so anyway, I'm no fanboy), and I'm not talking specifically about this band when I mention this, but people are so quick to state how much they hate bands that are 'cool to hate' and it's pointless.

someguest
December 14th 2013
20906 Comments


Everyone is an aspiring comedian on message boards.

SlMBOLlC
December 14th 2013
5232 Comments


Some guest you cared otherwise you wouldn't be in the thread obv

Other dude calm down it's the internet




ScuroFantasma
December 14th 2013
2264 Comments


Fair enough SIMBOLIC, just thought I'd point it out

someguest
December 15th 2013
20906 Comments


Some guest you cared otherwise you wouldn't be in the thread obv


OBV

Dirk32
December 15th 2013
59 Comments


I'm actually looking forward to Slipknot's next album. If anything the new Stone Sour records showed that there is still some promise with a couple of members. So why not expect something half way decent?

Though I will say, Stone Sour's albums are better left on the album than brought out as singles in a show. Their live show didn't impress me much.

Multifarious
December 16th 2013
97 Comments


Find an equally competent drummer (shouldn't be hard) and give them Joey's mask; it's not really that big of a deal in my opinion.

fromtheinside
May 4th 2014
18717 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2014
6285 Comments


Completely forgot this happened. He actually was a pretty kickass drummer, Id be a liar if I didn't at least give him that.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
May 7th 2014
9049 Comments


Yo what the FUCK

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 7th 2014
22014 Comments


apparently he didn't quit but afaik no further info's been released

Green Baron
May 7th 2014
20010 Comments


Didn't some guy quit Scar the Martyr too?

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io

Salvidian
May 7th 2014
752 Comments


Singer quit.

sapient
May 8th 2014
2105 Comments


@judio! He definitely is, sure he might not be the be-all-end-all of technical drumming by any stretch in the metal world, but he has an undeniable unique style that will be hard to fill



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