Drummer Joey Jordison, one of the founding members of the US metal band Slipknot, passed awat on 26 July. Jordison was with the band from its inception until 2013, when he was unceremoniously fired via email.
Now, the band’s lead singer Corey Taylor has spoken publicly for the first time about Jordison’s death on the Eddie Trunk-created Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk. In the interview, Taylor says the loss of his former bandmate has hit him hard, and says Jordison was far too young to die.
Taylor said in the interview:
“It’s been tough, man. Our first concern was obviously his family, so we reached out immediately to make sure that they were okay, to let them know if they needed anything from us, they could absolutely ask.”
It’s a damn tragedy. He was way too young, and he was way too talented to lose him like this.
I know a lot of people wonder about the circumstances that led to him not being in the band anymore, and it’s, like, we’re not gonna talk about that, because I’d rather talk about his legacy, which is that he helped create this band that we all have fought to keep out there and keep going.
Just the fact that he’s not here now, it’s still — I still can’t believe it.”