The Scoop: Heavy metal outfit Slipknot has announced that they have parted ways with drummer and long time member Joey Jordison. Citing the reason for departure as “personal differences,” however, the band still plans to release a new album in 2014. You can check out an official statement from the band below.
To our Maggots and fans around the world,
“It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.
The Spin: An extremely shocking announcement to say the least, Jordison has been an extremely influential character in not only metal music, but in music in general. Be sure to stay tuned to MEB as we will be bringing you the latest details on further reasoning behind the departure, replacement(s), details on the impending album and the future of Slipknot as a whole.
The Question: What do you make of the announcement? Did it come as a shock to you? What do you think the future holds for Slipknot? Let us know in the comments below!