Jordison: I Did Not Quit Slipknot

Posted: January 2, 2014 in Metalhammer
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“Blindsided”: Jordison

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has insisted he did not leave the band voluntarily.

He stops short of stating he was fired, but adds that he was “blindsided” by the shock move that saw the co-founder leaving ahead of their first album since the death of bassist Paul Gray in 2010.

In a brief statement Jordison says: “To my fans, friends, and associates… I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumours and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot.

“I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans.

“This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you.

“While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year.”

Speaking after the band statement that confirmed Jordison’s departure for “personal reasons” last month, frontman Corey Taylor said: “Legally and respectfully, I can’t say a lot about it. We’re trying to protect him, protect us – just making sure we do everything right.”

He later reported anyone who believed the band were collapsing was “greatly and sadly mistaken.”

Jordison recently completed a UK tour with his latest band Scar The Martyr.

from Metal Hammer http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/joey-jordison-i-did-not-quit-slpknot/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=joey-jordison-i-did-not-quit-slpknot
via Martin Kielty

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