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Slipknot Joey Jordison LATEST – Drummer dies after transverse myelitis diagnosis ahead of Corey Taylor Metallica collab

The US Sun
The US Sun
 2021-07-28
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JOEY Jordison was found dead at 46, years after the Slipknot drummer announced he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a form of multiple sclerosis that lost power in his legs.

Jordison's death also comes as Metallica released a new collab with Slipknot bandmate Corey Taylor, just hours before the band expressed condolences for Jordison's passing.

According to a statement from Jordison’s family, “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.”

Read our Joey Jordison live blog for the latest news and updates...

JORDISON HELPED FOUND SLIPKNOT IN 1995

Jordison formed the metal band in 1995 in his native state of Iowa.

He cofounded the band with bassist Paul Gray and percussionist Shawn Crahan, and was with them until 2013 when the band said they parted ways with Jordison.

Jordison later claimed he was fired from the band in an interview in 2016.

Jordison announced he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a form of MS, just as he left the band.

That form of multiple sclerosis rendered him unable to play music.

JOEY WAS A “PROLIFIC DRUMMER” WITH A “GIANT HEART”

A statement released by Jordison‘s family calls the musician prolific in his time.

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26, 2021. He was 46,” the statement read.

“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.”

JOEY’S DEATH “LEFT US WITH EMPTY HEARTS”

According to his family’s statements Jordison’s death “has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.”

The family remembered Jordison as an excellent drummer and musician who had a big personality and even bigger heart.

The family will hold a private funeral for him.

WHAT AWARDS DID JORDISON RECEIVE?

Slipknot ended up receiving 10 Grammy nominations while Jordison played for the band, and one for best album.

Jordison himself won a number of awards for his drumming skills, most importantly a Golden God trophy at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

He also won a Drummies Award for Best Metal Drummer, and the title of No. 1 heavy metal drummer.

  • WHO DID JORDISON COLLABORATE WITH?
  • Outside of Slipknot and Murderdolls, Jordison collaborated with a number of bands and artists, earning him many accolades and honorable mentions.
  • Some include Rob Zombie, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Ministry, Otep, and Satyricon.

WHO WERE JORDISON'S INFLUENCES?

Jordison collaborated with many popular bands and credited even more as influencing his songwriting and drumming techniques.

His influences include Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, the Who’sKeith Moon, KISS’s Peter Criss, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, Gene Krupa, and Buddy Rich.

WHICH SLIPKNOT ALBUMS DID JORDISON PLAY ON?

Before he and the band parted ways in 2013, Jordisonn played on the band's first four albums.

They were 1999’s Slipknot, 2001’s Iowa, 2004’s Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), and 2008’s All Hope Is Gone.

In 2013, Jordison and the group parted ways for what the band said was "personal reasons" but Jordison said he was fired.

Also that same year, Jordison's side band, Murderdolls, officially disbanded.

WHAT WAS SLIPKNNOT KNOWN FOR?

Jordison is credited with the band's infamous drum solos and their influential song lyrics.

The band is best known for combining shock-rock, hip-hop, lyrical nihilism, and theatrical presentation into their performances.

Slipknot became one of the more successful bands in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning 10 Grammy nods and selling over 30 million albums worldwide.

WHY DO SLIPKNOT FANS CALL THEMSELVES MAGGOTS?

After Slipknot came to have its own following in Iowa, fans of the band began calling themselves "maggots."

This comes from the band releasing the demo album called Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. on Halloween 1996.

Slipknot signed onto Roadrunner Records that year, breaking into the mainstream and creating their first album named after the band.

That album went on to become the label's first certified platinum album.

WHEN DID JORDISON FIRST START PLAYING MUSIC?

Jordison, born Nathan Jonas "Joey" Jordison, was born on April 26, 1975 in Des Moines, Iowa.

He began playing drums at 8 years old, even forming his first band when he was still in elementary school.

When he was 20, he joined a local metal band called the Pale Ones, which then became the band he helped found called Slipknot.

METALLICA RELEASED A NEW COLLAB WITH SLIPKNOT BANDMATE COREY TAYLOR

Hours before it was known Slipknot's drummer and cofoundner Joey Jordison had died at the age of 46, Metallica released a slew of new collaborations it had done with a number of artists including Mac DeMarco and Phoebe Bridgers.

Among the artists that collaborated with the iconic heavy metal band include Jordison's bandmate Corey Taylor of Slipknot.

Metallica later posted a photo of Jordison saying "rip brother" after hearing the news of his passing.

HOW DID JOEY JORDISON DIE?

Jordison died in his sleep at the age of 46.

The family told Billboard in a statement that he passed away peacefully but did not give a specific cause of death.

It is unknown if his death is a result of his condition.

"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 statement reads.

"Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow."

WHAT IS TRANSVERSE MYELITIS?

Transverse myelitis is a condition that is caused by the inflammation of the spinal cord.

According to John Hopkins, the disease is characterized by, "symptoms and signs of neurologic dysfunction in motor and sensory tracts on both sides of the spinal cord. The involvement of motor and sensory control pathways frequently produce altered sensation, weakness and sometimes urinary or bowel dysfunction."

The website lists the four classic symptoms as:

  • Weakness in arms/legs
  • Sensory symptoms, numbness/tingling
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Bladder dysfunction and/or bowel motility problems

The disease can affect anyone, no matter the gender or age group, and is sometimes associated with autoimmune disorders.

WHAT DISEASE DID JOEY JORDISON HAVE?

In 2016, Jordison revealed that he had been diagnosed with transverse myelitis.

As a result, Jordison lost the ability to move his legs, which he cites as one of the reasons he was fired from the band in 2013.

"I couldn't play anymore. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I don't wish on my worst enemy,” he said onstage at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards back in 2016.

Jordison also revealed that his bandmates confused the condition as a substance abuse problem.

"All I got was a stupid f***ing email saying I was out of the band that I busted my a** my whole life to f***ing create,” Jordison told Metal Hammer in a 2016 interview.

JORDISON WAS A MAJOR REASON FOR SLIPKNOT'S SUCCESS

Outside of founding the band in his native Iowa in 1995, Jordison also led Slipknot to great success during the band's come up.

He was well regarded as a drummer and was reason why Slipknot's heavy drum beat played heavily in most songs, as well as featured many drum solos.

He was key to the band's songwriting process and heaved rattling rhythms and blastbeats that led to the band's unique rise in heavy metal.

METALLICA PAYS HOMAGE TO JOEY JORDISON

Top heavy metal band Metallica posted in memory of Jordison on Tuesday after news of his death was shared online.

"R.I.P. brother…" read the caption with a photo of Jordison.

JORDISON THOUGHT SLIPKNOT'S NEW ALBUM AFTER HE LEFT WAS "GREAT"

After Slipknot replaced Joey Jordison with Jay Weinberg in 2013, the band released the album .5: The Gray Chapter.

Jordison said he listened to the album a number of times thought it was "great."

"I listened to the whole record multiple times. And I think it’s great. It’s fucking cool and I’m glad they moved on."

“I’m glad they’re carrying on the name, because what’s important is the fans.”

JORDISON WAS OPEN TO A REUNION WITH SLIPKNOT

Jordison said he would have been willing to do a reunion tour with Slipknot had they asked.

"Honestly, I’m not trying to be dramatic, but if that was brought up, what I’d want to do would be to get together."

“I’d want to see them, just hug it out and feel that energy that we had when we were f---ing young and hungry and all that s-t.

“They’re my brothers. We’d hug and talk and do s--t like we used to do. We used to sit up all night along planning this s--t and what we wanted to do. So that’s how I’d wanna do it.

“It’d have to be in person. If it happened, that would be f---ing awesome, but only time will tell.”

SLIPKNOT'S FIRING WAS "COWARDLY"

Jordison called Slipknot's firing of himself as a "cowardly" action that did little to honor what he did for the band since confounding it.

“I’ve been through so many things with those guys and I love them very much. What’s hurtful is the way it went down was not f--king right.

“That’s all I want to say. They way they did it was fucking cowardly. It was f---d up.”

“They got confused about my health issues and obviously even I didn’t know what it was at first. They thought I was f---ed up on drugs, which I wasn’t at all.

THAT'S WHEN JORDISON REVEALED HIS MS DIAGNOSIS

After he was let go from the band he helped create, Jordison came forward with MS diagnosis.

“Towards the end of my career in Slipknot, I got really, really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis,” Jordison said.

“I lost my legs. I couldn't play anymore. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I don't wish on my worst enemy.”

Jordison claimed his bandmates thought of medication for his illness as a drug abuse problem.

"They got confused about my health issues and obviously even I didn't know what it was at first. They thought I was fucked up on drugs, which I wasn't at all.”

JORDISON TOLD HE WAS LET GO FROM SLIPKNOT BY EMAIL

Jordison revealed in 2016 that he was let go from the band Slipknot in an email.

"No band meeting? None," he told the magazine Metal Hammer.

"Anything from management? No, nothing."

"All I got was a stupid f-cking email saying I was out of the band that I busted my ass my whole life to f-cking create."

The band cited they parted ways for "personal reasons."

JORDISON NOT THE FIRST SLIPKNOT MEMBER TO DIE

The first member of the band Slipknot to pass away was not Joey Jordison but rather bassist Paul Gray, who died of a morphine overdose in 2010.

In addition to playing for Slipknot, Jordison played guitar for the band Murderdolls, drums for Scar the Martyr, and was most recently playing drums for Sinsaenum before passing.

While he was still a member of Slipknot, the band reached spots in the top 10 of Billboard's 200.

It went on to reach the number one spot for the album All Hope is Gone in 2008.

WHEN DID JORDISON START SLIPKNOT?

Jordison formed the metal band in 1995 in his native state of Iowa.

He cofounded the band with bassist Paul Gray and percussionist Shawn Crahan, and was with them until 2013 when the band said they parted ways with Jordison.

Jordison later claimed he was fired from the band in an interview in 2016.

Jordison announced he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a form of MS, just as he left the band.

That form of multiple sclerosis rendered him unable to play music.

JORDISON REVEALED MS ILLNESS IN 2016

Jordison revealed he was suffering from a neuro-immune disorder while accepting Golden God award in 2016.

“Towards the end of my career in Slipknot, I got really, really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis,” Jordison said.

“I lost my legs. I couldn't play anymore. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I don't wish on my worst enemy.”

Jordison said he worked to recover from the diagnosis.

“I got myself back up, and I got myself in the gym, and I got myself back in f-cking therapy to fucking beat this sh-t.”

“And if I could do it, you could do it. It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, more than f-cking anything."

JOEY WAS A “PROLIFIC DRUMMER” WITH A “GIANT HEART”

A statement released by Jordison‘s family calls the musician prolific in his time.

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26, 2021. He was 46,” the statement read.

“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.”

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seachelle12
07-28

I'm so sad about this. Joey was one of my son's inspirations to take up drums when he was in his late teens, which led him to go on to bigger and better things. RIP Joey🥁🙏🕊

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WideAwake
07-29

Transverse myelitis was listed as a potential adverse reactions to the jab.

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