On Tuesday, the family of longtime Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison announced that Jordinson had died at the age of 46. Jordison’s family said in a statement: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46. Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow. To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music. The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time. The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”
The rock and metal community is reacting about the loss of one of the most respected drummers in the genre.
Members of Anthrax, Sons of Apollo, Trivium, Hatebreed, Underoath and Fear Factory were among the first to share their reactions to Jordison’s death on social media. In addition to Slipknot, Jordison worked with Murderdolls, The Rejects, Scar the Martyr, Vimic and Sinsaenum.