Corey Taylor has opened up about the death of former band member and founder of Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison in a new interview with Eddie Trunk and called the legend’s death a “goddamn tragedy.”
During the chat, which aired on Sirius XM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, Taylor was frank in her thinking, going back to late July when news broke that Jordison had “died peacefully in his sleep,” according to a statement from the drummer’s family. .
“It’s been tough, man. Our first concern was obviously his family, so we reached out immediately to make sure they were okay, to let them know if they needed anything from us, they could absolutely ask. Taylor explained to Trunk (transcribed via Blabbermouth) and continued: “It’s a fucking tragedy. He was way too young and he was way too talented to lose him like that.”
Slipknot parted ways with Jordison at the end of 2013 for reasons that have not been disclosed to date and Taylor admitted that he was not interested in talking about what led to this decision and preferred to remembering his late group mate for his accomplishments.
“I know a lot of people are wondering about the circumstances that led him to drop out of the band, and it’s like we’re not going to talk about it because I prefer to talk about his legacy, that is. that is, he helped create this group that we all fought for to stay and continue, ”Taylor explained.
“Just the fact that he’s not here now is still – I still can’t believe it,” he lamented.
Jordison passed away on July 26 at the age of 46 and has been fondly remembered in countless tribute messages from his friends and peers. Slipknot and the band members blacked out their social media pages in honor of the deceased drummer and then released an official statement regarding his death in tandem with a memorial video.
In Loudwire’s recent interview with Al Jourgensen, the mastermind of the ministry reflected on the brief time Jordison performed with the band on tour as a live member, claiming his passing “was the first time I have cried since. [Ministry guitarist] Mike Scaccia is dead. Mikey was like my little brother and I guess Joey would have been like my favorite nephew. “
“As far as a soul was concerned, his soul was gold,” Jourgensen added.
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