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Metal + Hard Rock Musicians React to the Death of Ex-Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison


As the metal community continues to reel from yesterday’s news that Joey Jordison has died at the age of 46, prominent musicians have begun to post tributes to the former Slipknot drummer across the web. These include both musicians who collaborated with Jordison in bands like Murderdolls, Sinsaenum, Scar the Martyr, and Otep, as well as members of such bands as Anthrax, Slayer, Machine Head, Fear Factory, Arch Enemy, Trivium, Hatebreed, and more. (Multiple Slipknot members reacted to the news yesterday).

You can read the tributes below. We’ll continue to update this post as more come in.

Share your own remembrances of Jordison in the comments section. Please be respectful.

Frédéric Leclercq (Kreator, Sinsaenum, ex-Dragonforce)

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls)

Kyle Konkiel (Bad Wolves, ex-Scar the Martyr)


Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Scott Ian (Anthrax)

Dave Lombardo (Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer, etc.)

Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer)

Robb Flynn (Machine Head)

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory)

Devin Townsend

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy, ex-Carcass)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)

Mike Portnoy (Liquid Tension Experiment, ex-Dream Theater, etc.)

Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, ex-God Forbid)

Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium)

Roy Mayorga (Hellyeah, Stone Sour, etc.)

Morbid Angel

John 5 (Rob Zombie)

Code Orange

Phil Labonte (All That Remains)

Mark Hunter (Chimaira)

Fleshgod Apocalypse

Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder)

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)

Otep Shamaya (Otep)

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall)

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction)

Alex Bent (Trivium)

Jeff Kendrick (ex-DevilDriver)

Sacred Reich



Ginger Wildheart

Zach Myers (Shinedown)

Todd Kearns (Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators)

Jack Osborne

Chris “Zeuss” Harris

Chris Dudley (Underoath)

Isaac Hale (Knocked Loose)

Papa Roach

Chris Fronzak (Attilla)

Eddie Trunk

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