Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Music

Joey Jordison announces he didn't quit Slipknot

See also

The metal world was shocked last month when it was revealed that Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison left the band for “personal reasons.” Not much information was given aside from singer Corey Taylor assuring fans the band would solider on without him. However, Jordison released a statement to Metal Hammer on Jan. 2 where he states he did not abandon the group.

He wrote: “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.”

He doesn't come out and say he was fired from the band, rather saying he was “blindsided” by his leaving the group. He says at this time he can't release anymore details about the departure. Jordison ended the message with “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.” The other members of Slipknot have yet to release a comment.

For more on Slipknot, visit Radio Not Found.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Jack White has played the longest show of his career, going for over three hours
    Music Buzz
  • Donald Sterling
    Donald Sterling loses big in court, Clippers sale will proceed
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Steve Nash
    The Los Angeles Lakers will not use stretch provision on Steve Nash
    NBA Buzz
  • Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel revisits classics in new concert film 'Back to Front'
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Train
    Train rocks an outdoor show with old favorites and new hits in Tahoe
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Rascal Flatts
    Rascal Flatts to perform at Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va.
    Camera
    11 Photos