The members of Slipknot have shared a touching tribute to their former bandmate, founding drummer Joey Jordison, following his death last week.
Jordison played with the metal icons from their genesis in 1995 up to his departure in 2013 as a result of transverse myelitis, a neurological disease that affected his ability to play drums. Jordison passed away in his sleep on July 26th, with his family confirmed the sad news two days later. “Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow,” they wrote at the time.
Over the weekend, Slipknot issued a statement on their social media. “Our hearts go out to Joey’s family and loved ones at this time of tremendous loss,” they wrote.
“Joey Jordison’s art, talent, and spirit could not be contained or be held back. Joey’s impact on Slipknot, on our lives, and on the music that he loved, is incalculable. Without him there would be no us. We mourn his loss with the entire Slipknot family. We love you, Joey.”
— Slipknot (@slipknot) July 30, 2021
The band have also shared an emotional tribute video celebrating Jordison’s life and time with Slipknot. The eight-and-a-half minute clip contains snippets of interviews with Jordison, along with a huge amount of live performance footage.
Watching the footage, it’s hard not to be moved by what a phenomenal drummer Jordison was, his talent on full display. More than that, though, is the humility Jordison shows throughout his comments. Watch below.