RIP Joey Jordison – Slipknot et al (1975 – 2021)

Holy shit. Sorry, but sometimes these news items hit you harder than others. Joey Jordison, often recognised as one of the best drummers of the modern age, has passed away. And he was younger than me.

The news has been reported on Metal Injection (who thanked DRM for the heads up), and the article contained a quote from Jordison’s family who understandably asked for privacy at this time:

We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46.

Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.

To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music.

The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time.

The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.

As always, our thoughts are with Jordison’s family, friends and colleagues and we choose not to mourn him but to remember him with an example of his skill, and what he brought to the metal world.

Image sourced from Joey Jordison’s facebook page – please contact us if we’ve breached a copyright

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