Back in Dec. 2013, Joey Jordison left his post as Slipknot’s drummer, a job he’d held since co-founding the group back in the mid ‘90s. His bandmates cited “personal reasons”; Jordison said he was “shocked and blindsided.” Now he’s diving into detail about those dark days and why the dismissal left him scorned.
"No band meeting? None. Anything from management? No, nothing. All I got was a stupid f-cking email saying I was out of the band that I busted my ass my whole life to f-cking create.”
Jordison addressed the matter as the cover star of the most recent issue of Metal Hammer. Last week (June 13), he revealed that a struggle with a rare disease coincided with his dismissal from Slipknot (while accepting a lifetime achievement prize at the publication’s Golden Gods Awards).