Drummer Joey Jordison leaves Slipknot for unspecified “personal reasons”.
Joey Jordison, the drummer and core member of the metal legend Slipknot has left the band. The reasons for his departure is not yet revealed but the band has published a statement you can read below:
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.
Joey Jordison will keep working on his new project Scar The Martyr, who released the debut album this October.