Former Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Dies Aged 46

Former Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Dies Aged 46
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Joey Jordison, best known for being one of Slipknot’s founding members, has sadly passed away aged 46. In a statement issued by his family, it was revealed he passed away in his sleep, and they request the media and fans respect their wishes for a private funeral. He is survived by his parents Steve and Jackie, as well as his sisters Anne and Kate.

Jordison was the third member of Slipknot joining the band when called The Pale Ones and would play drums for them between 1995 and 2013, performing on four studio albums. His departure came as a surprise and was a secret at the time, but later revealed to be because he was suffering transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord, which prevented him from playing.

Over the course of his career, he would also work with Rob Zombie, Metallica, Korn, Ministry, and remixed Marilyn Manson’s “The Fight Song” and appeared in the music video for Manson’s “Tainted Love” cover. In recent years, he had resumed playing thanks to medication and gym workouts and was performing with death metal supergroup Sinsaenum. Additionally, there had been rumors in recent years that there were plans to reunite his horror punk band, which, while not a big chart success, were known for their songs “Dead in Hollywood” and cover of Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” in the early 2000s.