As anyone with half a brain suspected, especially with statements like “we’re trying to protect him, trying to protect us” floating around, Joey Jordison’s departure from Slipknot wasn’t entirely amicable. Apparently, the news of his leaving shocked the drummer as much as it shocked us and fans. Late last night, Jordison took to his Facebook to post the following statement:
To my fans, friends, and associates…
I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumors 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.
As you have just read, Jordison is being as mum about the situation as Corey Taylor is. I sincerely hope this thing is as drama-free as it can be, but I doubt it.
We’ll keep you posted as this Slipknot saga continues.
Rock Hard \m/