Joey Jordison of Slipknot and Jon Zazula Get Snubbed by The Grammy Awards’ “In Memoriam” Segment


With all the excitement The Grammy Awards provide every year, Metal fans are always reminded we matter less than Pop stars. While a great standalone tribe acknowledged Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away at 50 on March 25th, the televised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony’s “In Memoriam” segment omitted mention of Metal legends Joey Jordison of Slipknot, and Jon Zazula founder of discoverer of Metallica and founder Megaforce Records. Also omitted, Moody Blues co-founder Graeme Edge. The Recording Academy listed those left out ofthe broadcast along with several hundred other musicians and industry leaders that passed away on the Grammy.com web site under the “The Recording Academy Remembers The Music People We’ve Lost: Grammy In Memoriam” section. The 64th Grammy Awards took place Sunday, April 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and were broadcast live on CBS, and hosted by Trevor Noah. Watch the special tribute to Taylor Hawkins here:

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Bloodstock Open Air 2021 Part 2


 

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With energy levels and festival excitement still high, quality acts such as Welsh black metallers Agrona, Norfolk thrashers Shrapnel, Liverpool doom/sludge merchants Conan, and a reinvigorated and retooled Evile invade the Sophie Lancaster Stage, decimating all before them. Birmingham grindcore legends Napalm Death complete the day’s entertainment with a reliably devastating set, the crowd gathered outside the tent almost as huge as the one inside.

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Former Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Has Died, The Music World Mourns


Terrible news has come down as original Slipknot drummer, and early key member Joey Jordison has died. He was 46. According to a statement by Joey’s family delivered to Billboard.com, Joey was found dead in his sleep. According to TMZ, Joey‘s family said they will hold a private funeral service for him, but it’s unclear when Jordison also previously led bands such as Scar the Martyr, The Murder Dolls, Sinsaenum, Anal Blast, The Have Nots, and Vimic.He also notably recorded with OTEP and was featured on the now classic Roadrunner United album along with many other guest spots. Joey’s family’s statement to Billboard is as follows:

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Former Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Reflects on Their Debut Album


Yesterday, June 29th, 2020 marked 21 years since the release of Slipknot’s monumental debut album. Former drummer Joey Jordison, who exited the band in 2013 for reasons never explained, posted some memories and thanks for the making of the album: Continue reading


Slipknot Honors The Five-Year Anniversary of “.5:The Gray Chapter” Album


In a message on social media. Slipknot has marked the fifth anniversary of their last album, .05: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner Records) from 2014. M. Shawn Crahan, aka Clown or #6 wrote the post that marked the difficult chapter in the bands’ history that saw the death of band co-founder Paul Gray in 2019 and the firing of drummer Joey Jordison in 2013. The image on the post features alternate artwork for that album. Continue reading


CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Slipknot’s Debut Album Turns 20


Ah, 1999. A time for ridiculously baggy jeans, wallet chains, and clothes with far too many zips and pockets. A time for silly haircuts, spiked neckbands, black lipstick, and even blacker eyeliner – for both sexes. A time for backwards-facing red caps and hilarious facial piercings. Also a time for many metal fans over the age of forty to think back upon while making vomiting noises and pretending such crimes against metal never actually happened.Continue reading


Sinsaenum – Repulsion For Humanity


The roots of supergroup Sinsaenum date back to 1998 when DragonForce bassist Frédéric Leclercq decided he wanted to try something a little different, and a little nastier. The project lay dormant for years, but in 2010 Leclercq eventually made things happen by joining forces with fellow Frenchmen, Seth, bassist Heimoth, and guitarist Stéphane Buriez of Loudblast. Now playing guitar, he also recruited the dual vocal partnership of Attila Csihar of black metal titans Mayhem, and Sean Zatorsky of Dååth. The bands’ line-up is completed by former Slipknot drummer and general legend Joey Jordison.Continue reading


Ministry Enlist Burton C. Bell, Joey Jordison, And More For His North American Tour


Ministry‘s AmeriKKKant North American tour will be kicking off next month, and he’s just announced some very special guests who will be joining him on the road. Continue reading


REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Week 45 Part 2 – Sinsaenum, Impureza, Scour, Amberian Dawn And More


 

 

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Joey Jordison Performs An Acoustic Version Of Slipknot’s “(sic)” With Fans In Argentina


After Joey Jordison performed with Vimic at the Monsters Of Rock festival in Buenos Aires, he returned to his hotel where he found a ton of fans waiting outside to meet him. Unlike some musicians who would just go straight inside the hotel, Joey met each and every fan, and even performed an impromptu version of Slipknot‘s ‘(sic)’ with one of the their guitars. Continue reading