Joey Jordison, former drummer of the American heavy metal group Slipknot and one of the founding members of the band, died on Monday, July 26 at the age of 46, as confirmed by his family to the specialized media Rolling Stone this Tuesday.
“Joey’s death has left us with an empty heart and with an indescribable grief “, the relatives have said in a statement sent to the magazine, in which they did not specify the cause of death and that they addressed those who knew the musician and understood” his sharp humor, his kind personality, his huge heart and his love for everything that had to do with family and music. “
Numerous messages to pay tribute to Joey Jordinson have spread through the internet and through social networks, such as that of the heavy metal group Trivium, in which he has been described as “very gentle”, and has pointed out that his compositions helped shape the musical genre.
In addition to being a drummer, Joey Jordison excelled in heavy metal as a songwriter. Photo EFE / Steve C. Mitchell
The pain of musicians
“I am in shock and saddened after having learned of the passing of Joey Jordison,” lamented Slayer drummer Dave Lobardo. “An incredible composer and musician who gone too soon“.
Jordison formed the group Slipknot in the state of Iowa in 1995 with bassist Paul Gray and percussionist Shawn Crahan, and left the band in 2013, although three years later in an interview he claimed that he had been fired.
In addition, he announced that shortly before leaving the group you were diagnosed with transverse myelitis, caused by multiple sclerosis, which led him to not be able to play. It is unknown if this condition is what caused his death.
A popular band
While he was part of the group, Slipknot’s popularity skyrocketed, reaching repeatedly top ten positions on the Billboard 200 chart, of which they reached first place in 2008 with their album All Hope is Gone.
Besides playing with Slipknot, Jordison also played guitar on Murderdolls, drums on Scar the Martyr and recently also on Sinsaenum.
Other nearby deaths
Its about second Slipknot member to pass away, as the group’s bass, Paul Gray, died of a morphine overdose in 2010.
Death always knew how to stalk the band, since in addition to Jordison and Gray, Gabrielle Crahan also died in 2019, the daughter of Shawn Crahan, the drummer who had replaced Joey Jordison, The girl was just 22 years old and the cause of her death had been from an overdose of drugs and alcohol.
Also in 2019, at a Slipknot concert at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park, a 62-year-old fan of the band died after being struck in the middle of a pogo stick. According to US media reported on that occasion, Richard Valadez, 62, was dancing in the middle of a pogo (when fans swirl and begin to push and hit each other) when he was hit and fell to the ground.
The band, currently consisting of Corey Taylor, Craig Jones, Jim Root, Mick Thomson, Shawn Crahan and Sid Wilson, is still playing.
Source: La Vanguardia