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

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Band Page: Slipknot

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alpherbethegamow
December 13th 2013

32 Comments


Meh....

Kris.
December 13th 2013

12152 Comments


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

Rowan5215
December 13th 2013

24415 Comments


A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS

Relinquished
December 13th 2013

24435 Comments


open the floodgates

Dunpeal
December 13th 2013

3595 Comments


i'm absolutely flabbergasted right now!!!!

oltnabrick
December 13th 2013

30133 Comments


anarchistfish is going 2 b pissd

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demigod!
December 13th 2013

43871 Comments


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

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013

49788 Comments


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

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Dunpeal
December 13th 2013

3595 Comments


dude, they all got real jobs like years ago

Relinquished
December 13th 2013

24435 Comments


technically they are percussionists so

someguest
December 13th 2013

20285 Comments


trashcan breakdowns for life

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Dunpeal
December 13th 2013

3595 Comments


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

someguest
December 13th 2013

20285 Comments


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

rip

sapient
December 13th 2013

1840 Comments


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

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013

21575 Comments


as if slipknot exist anymore OR THAT I CARE ANYMORE

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Relinquished
December 13th 2013

24435 Comments


omg fish is hurt lol

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013

21575 Comments


So the two main songwriters have now died and left respectively

Band's over for sure

DrGonzo1937
December 13th 2013

5216 Comments


Bands fucked.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013

21575 Comments


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

someguest
December 13th 2013

20285 Comments


yeah he's big on nonpoint now

Relinquished
December 13th 2013

24435 Comments


that band is still around wow

RogueNine
December 13th 2013

1146 Comments


Well this is surprising.

Dunpeal
December 13th 2013

3595 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

11955 Comments


Is Saliva still around?

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013

21575 Comments


tis all in the past

Dunpeal
December 13th 2013

3595 Comments


Saliva is on world tour with dope as we speak

bach
December 13th 2013

11955 Comments


dope is still around too?

Dunpeal
December 13th 2013

3595 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

12687 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

1078 Comments


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

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InFiction
December 13th 2013

3638 Comments


Terrible fucking band.

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Amphoteric
December 13th 2013

1446 Comments


Maybe he'll make good music now

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bach
December 13th 2013

11955 Comments


don't hold your breath

Jacob818Hollows
December 13th 2013

115 Comments


WE ARE ALL SHOCKED

Gwyn.
December 13th 2013

14894 Comments


Damn this hasn't turned into punfest

Sputnik has changed

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BigPleb
December 13th 2013

34062 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: Opeth - Pale Communion

BeneaththeDarkOcean
December 13th 2013

374 Comments


New Found Glory's lead lyricist/guitarist leaves.

Slipknot's famous drummer leaves.

What's next?

ImmortalPaper
December 13th 2013

104 Comments


stone sour feat. trashcans & dj

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InbredJed
December 13th 2013

5605 Comments


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

Froot
December 13th 2013

339 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

OldCrime
December 13th 2013

26 Comments


When did Joey get fat?


InbredJed
December 13th 2013

5605 Comments


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

ShitsofRain
December 13th 2013

5577 Comments


to our maggots

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Tobmast
December 13th 2013

87 Comments


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

sniper
December 13th 2013

18957 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

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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

1174 Comments


Mr mike portnoy come on down.

Jordison has obviously just landed a job at Walmart

Wizard
December 13th 2013

19215 Comments


Surprised people still follow this band.

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MyNameIsPencil
December 13th 2013

497 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

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CaliginousColors
December 13th 2013

159 Comments


I couldn't care either way.

evilford
December 13th 2013

21188 Comments


what a SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS

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ultradevilgod
December 13th 2013

228 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

1294 Comments


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

renegadestrings
December 13th 2013

1435 Comments


it's a Christmas miracle

Froot
December 13th 2013

339 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

11888 Comments


sad news

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weeji
December 13th 2013

7 Comments


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

Tijnmans
December 13th 2013

353 Comments


Break up allready!

MO
December 13th 2013

18242 Comments


pff plenty of drummers can do what he does

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Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013

4796 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.

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rockandmetaljunkie
December 13th 2013

3302 Comments


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

TheGreatQ
December 13th 2013

1265 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.

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013

21575 Comments


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

sapient
December 13th 2013

1840 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

9973 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

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Mookid
December 13th 2013

1294 Comments


Actually, yes, i'm sure many people do

SCREAM!
December 13th 2013

9973 Comments


They may think they do, but they don't

sapient
December 13th 2013

1840 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

70599 Comments


rip

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013

13497 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

1294 Comments


uhhhhh

JustinKing
December 13th 2013

1285 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

915 Comments


About time he left. RIP Slipknot.

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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

12687 Comments


fucking amazing band

MasBarHigeuoris21
December 13th 2013

1530 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

1294 Comments


Yeah seriously, their fanbase is still huge like wtf

Zeiu
December 13th 2013

143 Comments


Mike Portnoys gonna be all over this

SirDrumsalot
December 13th 2013

1440 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

1831 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

2734 Comments


damn his drumming made slipknot listenable for me

porcupinetheater
December 13th 2013

103 Comments


Are you shitting me?

Nope. They shit you knot.

About time this band started its death throes.

Minus.
December 13th 2013

2680 Comments


I hate when people say "terribad"

tresm87
December 13th 2013

624 Comments


wow slipknot is over

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Relinquished
December 13th 2013

24435 Comments


"prophet 4 news mod"

damn I miss this kid for some reason

SnakeDelilah
December 13th 2013

5405 Comments


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

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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

5405 Comments


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





JUST KIDDING!

MosesMalone
December 13th 2013

1831 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

2415 Comments


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

demigod!
December 13th 2013

43871 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

1831 Comments


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

Madbutcher3
December 13th 2013

1081 Comments


He has other bands at this point anyway, whatever

drasticaction74
December 13th 2013

1720 Comments


ha, good luck

Motiv3
December 13th 2013

8920 Comments


These guys are still around?

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Dancedrewdance
December 13th 2013

320 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 -_-

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RikRoach7
December 13th 2013

79 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

27054 Comments


"Is Saliva still around?"

For some reason thought the same thing haha.

loveisamixtape
December 13th 2013

5903 Comments


this blows

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zaruyache
December 13th 2013

5875 Comments


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

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InbredJed
December 13th 2013

5605 Comments


heh

VicariousIntent
December 13th 2013

1593 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

5370 Comments


RIP Slipknot

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2013

49788 Comments


why do I keep clicking on this thread

VinVal
December 13th 2013

644 Comments


sean reinert joins slipknot new album 2014

Italianjesusfootball
December 13th 2013

234 Comments


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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

391 Comments


Oh no, what are we going to do.

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

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tacos N stuff
December 14th 2013

348 Comments


this band is still relevant?

CutMan
December 14th 2013

1766 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.

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Spec
December 14th 2013

27054 Comments


lol

Jennifer22
December 14th 2013

255 Comments


I still have yet to listen to this band.

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ScuroFantasma
December 14th 2013

1156 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.

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someguest
December 14th 2013

20285 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

1156 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

20285 Comments


There are those that like and those that dislike.

This is how the world works, my friend.

ScuroFantasma
December 14th 2013

1156 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

20285 Comments


Everyone is an aspiring comedian on message boards.

SlMBOLlC
December 14th 2013

4832 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

1156 Comments


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

someguest
December 15th 2013

20285 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

17714 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2014

4796 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

9033 Comments


Yo what the FUCK

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 7th 2014

21575 Comments


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

Green Baron
May 7th 2014

18093 Comments


Didn't some guy quit Scar the Martyr too?

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Salvidian
May 7th 2014

696 Comments


Singer quit.

sapient
May 8th 2014

1840 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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