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Joey Jordison denies quitting Slipknot

By | Published on Friday 3 January 2014

Joey Jordison

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has denied that it was his decision to leave the band.

As previously reported, the group published a statement on their website last month saying that for “personal reasons” Jordison was departing. Further information on the split was not forthcoming, and in an interview with US radio station 93X, frontman Corey Taylor said that “legally and respectfully” he was unable to go into any more detail at the time.

But obviously keen to get his key message out, despite the legal constraints, Jordison said in a Facebook post on New Year’s Day: “I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumours and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last eighteen years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans. This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you. While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time”.

Meanwhile, the remaining band members say they are preparing to begin work on their next album. And following speculation that this may not actually be the case (and that Jordison’s departure is basically the beginning of the end), Taylor tweeted last weekend: “For those who think The Knot are falling apart, you are greatly and sadly mistaken. Bring on 2014. Great things are coming. Stay tuned…”