1 Year Ago: Original SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON Dies

Joey Jordison

Today marks the first anniversary since the death of SLIPKNOT original drummer and co-founding member Joey Jordison

The news of his passing was broken in a statement from his family, which was posted at the time: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46.

Joey‘s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.

“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.”

With SLIPKNOT, Jordison performed on the band’s first four studio albums, and produced the 2005 live album 9.0: Live. Outside his major projects, Jordison performed with other acts such as ROB ZOMBIE, METALLICA, KORN, MINISTRY, OTEP, and SATYRICON. Jordison was also known for his session work, which includes performances on many albums for many artists. Jordison used several drum brands including Pearl, and ddrum. At the time of his death, Jordison was playing in the band SINSAENUM.

SLIPKNOT announced its split with Jordison in December 2013 but did not disclose the reasons for his exit. The drummer subsequently issued a statement saying that he did not quit the band.

Several years ago, Jordison overcame the neurological condition acute transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord which damages nerve fibers, which ultimately led to the drummer temporarily losing the use of his legs.