Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor spoke openly about Joey Jordison and his passing. Jordison was a founding member of Slipknot along with percussionist Shawn M. Crahan and bassist Paul Grey. Taylor would join the band in 1997 and go on to record 6 studio albums with them.
While talking to Eddie Trunk on Sirius XM’s Trunk Nation, Taylor addressed Jordison’s death publicly for the first time. When asked how he’s dealt with the loss of his longtime bandmate, Taylor said,
“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.”
Jordison and Slipknot parted ways in 2013, with no reasons given for the split.