Joey Jordison, Ex-Slipknot Drummer, Dead At 46

The percussionist also performed with Murderdolls and Scar The Martyr.

Joey Jordison [Matt Bishop Photo]

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has died. He was 46. Jordison’s family released a statement following his passing.

“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.”

Jordison is best known as a founding member of metal giants Slipknot. He performed on the band’s 1999 self-titled debut, 2001’s Iowa, 2004’s Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and 2008’s All Hope Is Gone. Slipknot and Jordison parted ways in 2013.

Jordison was also known for performing with the punk metal outfit Murderdolls and his own band Scar The Martyr. Most recently, Jordison joined death metal act Sinsaenum. The group release their debut album in July 2016.

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