JOEY JORDISON’s Family Shares SLIPKNOT’s Original Tribal ‘S’ Sketch

Joey Jordison

Thanks to a post from Joey Jordison‘s family, you can now view the very first SLIPKNOT “tribal S” logo, drawn by Jordison himself.

The late drummer, who also contributed to naming the band in 1995, designed the iconic symbol, which has since become an integral part of SLIPKNOT‘s identity and culture.

“The first tribal ‘S’ drawn by Joey on the desk that was handed down to him by his dad,” the Jordison family wrote as the caption of the photo. “To the fans-thank you for always supporting and loving Joey. You guys meant the world to him. We love you Joey. Forever our #1.”

“I have tons of folders of sketches, logos of pretty much any band I’ve been in. I drew the SLIPKNOT logo and the tribal ‘S’,” Joey said in an interview with Kerrang! back in 2017.

“I drew that logo on my dad’s old desk in the house I grew up in. I had this little piece of paper and drew it with pen and ink. It stained the desk! I took it to band practice and they loved it. The next thing you know, almost half of the band got it tattooed – this was before we got signed.”

Joey Jordison died on July 26, 2021, at the age of 46. His family did not specify the cause of death, but said he died peacefully in his sleep. Jordison had been diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a rare neurological disorder that causes inflammation of the spinal cord, in 2013. He said he had recovered from the condition with physical therapy and medication. Transverse myelitis can cause symptoms such as weakness, pain, sensory alterations, and autonomic dysfunction.

Joey Jordison, SLIPKNOT‘s original drummer, was with the band for eighteen years. He left due to a diagnosis of transverse myelitis, an autoimmune inflammation that hindered his ability to play. After undergoing treatment and recovering, he focused on his work with the bands VIMIC and SINSAENUM. Jordison passed away on July 26, 2021, at the age of 46.

Last year, Jordison‘s estate initiated lawsuit against SLIPKNOT alleging that the band capitalized on Jordison‘s death to boost sales for their 2022 album, The End, So Far, after experiencing a decline in sales following his passing. Additionally, the lawsuit claims that Corey Taylor and Michael Shawn “Clown” Crahan falsely stated that they reached out to Jordison‘s family to offer condolences.

The legal action also addresses Jordison‘s departure from SLIPKNOT, citing his health struggles and removal from the band via email. The lawsuit asserts that the band failed to return various personal belongings and equipment, some of which are allegedly still being showcased at Knotfest.

SLIPKNOT has denied these allegations and is seeking the dismissal of the lawsuit. The outcome of the legal action is pending.