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Slipknot Founding Member Joey Jordison Dead at 46


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Joey Jordison, Slipknot’s founding drummer has passed away in his sleep on Monday at the age of 46. The cause of death wasn't disclosed. A statement from his family reads:

 

“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 musician battled years ago with transverse myelitis, a form of multiple sclerosis that affected his back and his legs, reason why he parted ways with Slipknot.

 

In addition to Slipknot, Jordison has been a member of Vimic, Murderdolls, Scar The Martyr, Sinsaenum and pre-Slipknot bands Modifidious and The Have Nots. He also made guest appearances on recordings by Otep, Necrophagia, and Rob Zombie and assembled several supergroups in 2005 for the Roadrunner United project in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Roadrunner Records.

 

Slipknot toured with Linkin Park in 2001 on the iconic Ozzfest tour.

 

Source: Rolling Stone

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