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Corey Taylor questioned by MetalHammer over Joey Jordison departure

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor was recently asked about why the band parted ways with drummer Joey Jordison by MetalHammer. Corey Taylor continued to be diplomatic on the topic, offering:

“I can’t talk too much about it because we’re going through the legalities of everything right now and settling everything, but it’s when a relationship hits that T-section and one person’s going one way and you’re going the other. And try as you might to either get them to go your way or try and go their way, at some point you’ve got to go in the direction that works for you. This is me speaking in the broadest terms, with respect to Joey. I guess to sum it up, it was one of the hardest decisions we ever made.”

“We’re all happy right now and we hope that he is. I’ve known him since ’91, and that was before we were in bands together, and he’s incredibly talented; he’s just in a place in his life, right now, that’s not where we are… in the nicest terms.”

When quizzed if drugs were to blame for the split, Taylor had the following to say:

“There’s only so far that I can give an explanation. For me, that has to be a sign of growing up, because before I would’ve just railed at whatever I thought the supposed evil was, but now it’s like, how do you explain to the fans? And that’s the hardest part, because no matter what explanation you give, it’s not gonna make them happy. I’m sure there are fans out there who have their own theories about it…”

Taylor has had little to no interaction with Jordison since the split, telling the magazine:

“I haven’t talked to Joey in a while, to be honest, that’s how different we are. It’s not because I don’t love him and I don’t miss him. And it is painful; we talk about him all the time, but at the same time, do we miss him or do we miss the old him? That’s what it really comes down to. It’s just a fucking shame.”

.5: The Gray Chapter” is due in stores October 21st on Roadrunner. Pre-Order the brand new album now from iTunes /

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Posted on 18 Sep 2014 by ash
by noe @ 20 Oct 2019 07:04 am
by Adam @ 20 Oct 2019 07:04 am
Corey Taylor ,,,how could you do that to Joey its his Band as Much as yours Drugs or no drugs fuck sack your in a metal band,, Joey had the right to create VOL 5 for Paul !! what u have done is LOW to me u Corey love myself Taylor you your self killed the knot !!! you are now STONE SOUR with masks !!!!
by i like slipknot the devil in i @ 20 Oct 2019 07:04 am
by paula gilliland @ 20 Oct 2019 07:04 am
really. get over it folks what's done is done.......... time to move on and guess what this NEW album sounds AWESOME TO ME. And guess what I don't give a Shit what You Think....... I LOVE IT...................
by petar @ 20 Oct 2019 07:04 am

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