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Joey Jordison: I have a ton of unheard Slipknot demos at home

Posted on: 11 Nov 2018

Ex-SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has told Metal Hammer magazine that he has a pile of unreleased demos at home that were originally meant for his former band.

He said: "I have a ton of SLIPKNOT demos that I have at home. Maybe some day they'll surface, maybe they'll never be heard, but I don't translate them to any other band; they still stay in the SLIPKNOT safe. I won't use them for anyone else besides SLIPKNOT, if that ever happens again."

Asked if he still writes music in the style of SLIPKNOT, Jordison replied: "It depends. I play guitar all the time and I'm constantly thinking of songs. I sleep music. I wake up and there's a riff in my head, every step I take there's a riff, a beat, or something. That's the way a musician is. You're isolated in a weird way because music is haunting you as much as it's loving you. It's non-stop. Every time I pick up a guitar, I come up with different riffs all different bands I've been in. Sometimes there is a song or riff that could only belong with SLIPKNOT and I just can't use it for anything else, regardless of whatever happened. It just stays in the bank and I can't use it for anything else; I just won't do it."

Joey Jordison, singer Corey Taylor and percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan were interviewed for the new issue of Metal Hammer, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of SLIPKNOT's fourth studio album, "All Hope Is Gone".

SLIPKNOT announced its split with Joey Jordison in December 2013 but did not disclose the reasons for his exit. The drummer subsequently issued a statement saying that he did not quit the group.

Back in 2014, Taylor told Metal Hammer that firing Jordison after 18 years was "one of the hardest decisions" the group ever made, adding that Joey is "in a place in his life" which is "not where we are."

Joey recently revealed that he is working on his first-ever book. The 43-year-old musician just completed a European tour with the international death metal supergroup SINSAENUM.


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