Former Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Dies at 46

2021-07-27

Slipknot's debut album cover.

Slipknot’s debut album cover – Story by Audio Ink Radio staff, photo via Roadrunner

Joey Jordison, formerly of Slipknot, passed away “peacefully in his sleep,” according to a statement from his family

Slipknot co-founder and original drummer Joey Jordison has passed away at 46. His family released a statement today (July 27) confirming the news, but did not disclose a cause of death. They did indicated that Jordison passed away “peacefully in his sleep.”

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26, 2021. He was 46,” the statement from Jordison’s family reads. “Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.”

The statement continues, “To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music. The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time. The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”

Jordison was a member of Slipknot from the masked metal band’s genesis in 1995 until he left the band in 2013. He was a major part of the band early on, with a unique and heavy drum sound that helped shaped Slipknot’s character. He also co-wrote many of the band’s earlier songs. His first album with the band was Slipknot’s 1999 self-titled debut, and his final was 2008’s “All Hope Is Gone.”

On top of Slipknot, Jordison was involved with a range of other musical projects. He performed guitar in Murderdolls and drums in Scar the Martyr and Sinsaenum. He latest release on record is a 2018 full-length album with Sinsaenum called “Repulsion for Humanity.”

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