To my fans, friends, and associates…
I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumors and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans. This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you. While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year.
Joey Jordison broke his silence last night to shed a little more light on the details surrounding his departure from Slipknot: In summation, he says. it’s not his fault.
Very little has been shared by both parties since Slipknot released a statement several weeks ago that Jordison was no longer a member of the team. Speculation over the band calling it quits coaxed Corey Taylor, the band’s lead singer, to break his silence earlier this week. Yesterday, it appears, Jordison was also responding to rumors. Only the rumors he wished to address were that he voluntarily left the band, to which he seems to be emphatically denying.
Jordison, Taylor, and the rest of Slipknot appear to be showing some form of self-restraint; being very careful and selective by what they say and how they say it, which only suggests each party has been advised by a lawyer. Jordison wrote the songs for Slipknot, and recent reports have already stated his songs will not be released by the band. But, with the controlled language being shared between the two, it would not be surprising if we’re to hear that litigation has been set in motion.
Last December, Taylor announced to Slipknot fans that the band was still working on material to release something this year. If the band is going to be wrapped up in a possible lawsuit, don’t expect anything from them anytime soon.
Slipknot has not released an album since 2008. Since that time, Jordison has been working on a side project called Scar the Martyr.