Joey Jordison Says He Did Not Quit Slipknot
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.02.2014
The mystery around his departure grows...
- Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has released a statement to Metal Hammer, revealing that he did not quit Slipknot. While he didn't say he was fired, he did add that he was "blindsided" by the news. Jordison is a co-founder of the band and is leaving just before their first album following the death of bassist Paul Gray in 2010.
He said: "To my fans, friends, and associates… I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumours and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans. This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you. While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year."
Corey Taylor previously said that Jordison left for "personal reasons". He added: "Legally and respectfully, I can't say a lot about it. We're trying to protect him, protect us – just making sure we do everything right."
He later said that anyone who thought the band was collapsing was "greatly and sadly mistaken."
Jordison recently finished a UK tour with his band Scar the Martyr.