Joey Jordison rocked in life, and his death has rocked the music community.
The founding Slipknot drummer died at the age of 46, his family confirmed in a statement issued Tuesday (July 27).
Jordison formed Slipknot in his native Iowa back in 1995 along with percussionist Shawn Crahan and the band’s late bass player Paul Gray, who passed away in 2010.
Slipknot and Jordison parted ways in 2013, though the drummer later said in interviews that he was sacked. Fans of Slipknot would continue to follow his journey.
A fierce drummer who was widely considered one of the best in the business, Jordison would struggle with a disease called transverse myelitis. His illness reportedly took the use of his legs and stripped him of his ability to play his instrument.
The music community is mourning Jordison’s death, as artists and bands turn to social media to share their thoughts and memories of a master in his art.
See posts from Slipknot, Anthrax, Trivium, Thundercat, Zedd and more below.
— Slipknot (@slipknot) July 27, 2021
We are saddened by the news of the passing of our friend Joey Jordison. A great musician and person has left us. Sending our love to his family. R.I.P pic.twitter.com/a185j4rJbQ
— Anthrax (@Anthrax) July 27, 2021
We are saddened by the news of the passing of our dear friend, Joey Jordison. From being able to share the stage with him numerous times throughout the years to Matt standing alongside him for the Roadrunner United album. He was always super gracious to all of us in Trivium. pic.twitter.com/LS8E06QT0A
— Trivium (@TriviumOfficial) July 27, 2021
Fuck man RIP Joey jordison
— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) July 27, 2021
Wow…. So sad to hear about Joey Jordison passing away… 😔
He’s been a gigantic influence to me as a drummer when I grew up….
Forever a legend.
— Zedd (@Zedd) July 28, 2021
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) July 28, 2021
Pearl Corporation gives its condolences to the friends, family, and bandmates of the legendary Joey Jordison. pic.twitter.com/nQF4RSEqkJ
— Pearl Drums (@PearlDrumCorp) July 27, 2021
I remember watching a live VHS of Slipknot when I was in Junior Highschool and when the arena lights went out and came on with double bass and an upside down drum set illuminating a pentagram I immediately went to Hot Topic and became a metal head. Thank you Joey Jordison! RIP ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dihOdgkQVJ
— Levi Benton (@levibenton) July 28, 2021
wow man no way… rip joey jordison… the reason i and many people bought a drum kit in the first place and the band that got me into metal in the first place. the first cd i ever bought with my dad was a slipknot CD this shit hurts different man
— billiam (@BillRatchet) July 27, 2021
When Slipknot were booked on TFI it was purely because my son, then 13, was obsessed with them. He did us the biggest favour, we never knew what hit us and what Chris says at the end is 100% true.
Now Joey Jordison is gone at just 46.
Go noisily pal…https://t.co/SUWzcnmaYN
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) July 27, 2021
I was so nervous the entire day before this interview with #Slipknot took place even though I knew the songs and band.
It was in front of a pretty big audience at Hollywood and Highland in LA.
We had a good time, still remember like it was yesterday.
RIP Joey Jordison pic.twitter.com/Jv0ByzXVuM
— Ted Stryker (@TedStryker) July 27, 2021