Slipknot and drummer Joey Jordison part ways, shock metal world
In a brief, stark statement posted Thursday evening on the front page of its slipknot1.com website, Iowa's most successful and famous band, Slipknot, announced that it had parted ways with founding member, songwriter and drummer Joey Jordison.
The message read,
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.
Jordison this year has been occupied with his new metal band Scar the Martyr that released its debut album in October and has performed in Des Moines on tour.
Earlier this fall Jordison told The Register's Joe Lawler that Slipknot would "accumulate as much material as possible for when the time comes."
"Before you know it, we'll be back at it," he said at that time. "Were already well ahead of where we've been when we've gone into the studio before."
Slipknot in May 2010 lost founding memberPaul Gray, 38, to a drug overdose. Gray's former doctor in October was denied dismissal of the involuntary-manslaughter case against him, and the judge labeled the treatment with painkillers "reckless."
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