Enlarge Griffin Taylor, age 18, sings in the band Vended.

Corey Taylor’s Son Discusses Joey Jordison’s Death


Griffin Taylor — son of Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and vocalist for Vended — has opened up about the death of former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison.

Jordison was fired from Slipknot in 2013, when Griffin was eleven-years-old. The drummer passed away in July at the age of 46.

During a recent interview with Slasher Pepper, Griffin, now eighteen, was asked about carrying on Jordison’s legacy. The younger Taylor replied:

 “Well, I don’t feel like passing on Joey Jordison’s legacy is my mission in life. I feel like that goal should be towards Simon [Crahan, Vended drummer and son of SLIPKNOT percissionist M. Shawn Crahan]. Because he was pretty much — I wouldn’t say taught by Joey, because he played when he was very young, ’cause Simon started playing when he was very young. But I feel like Simon learned a lot more from Joey than he could ever teach me. So I feel like that honor should go to Simon, on passing Joey Jordison’s legacy on. ‘Cause Simon is a damn good drummer. I wouldn’t say better than Joey, because that would be rude. But I will say that he is up there with Joey.”

Asked about his own relationship with Jordison, Griffin said:

“I really didn’t know Joey that well, ’cause I was way too young to even process what Slipknot was or even process what my dad did for a living or any of the other members,. So, people harped for me when I continued posting my bullshit on my Instagram [after Joey’s death]. They weren’t pissed, but some individuals were, like, ‘You should probably go consult your dad.’ And I was, like, ‘I did do that. And I’m not gonna tell you what he said. Because that would be very rude and also start some bullshit. So I don’t wanna do that.’ People were just, like, ‘You should be having a moment of silence.’ And I’m, like, ‘I did the black screen. I just didn’t know him.’ Not to disrespect him — he was a really good dude, and R.I.P. and all that shit, but I just didn’t know him. I haven’t seen him in years, honestly.”

Griffin went on to explain that despite the negativity, he doesn’t allow the Internet to affect him:

“People get pissed with me making jokes over my own depression. ‘Cause people are, like, ‘Oh, you can’t be depressed. You’re Corey Taylor’s son. You have the best fucking life in the world.’ It’s, like, motherfucker, I’ve been through three divorces. I’ve been bullied at school. I’ve got a lot of mental shit going on. You don’t know my life. It’s very frustrating, but it’s gotten to the point where it’s literally just numb, where I just don’t fucking care anymore.”

You can watch the entire interview below.

Vended will perform as part of Knotfest Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium in November.

Corey Taylor, meanwhile, recently debuted a new Slipknot mask, which you can catch live on the following tour dates:

Sep. 25 – Des Moines, IA – National Balloon Classic Field (Knotfest Iowa) [tickets]
Sep. 28 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 29 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
Oct. 01 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center [tickets]
Oct. 02 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
Oct. 03 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater [tickets]
Oct. 05 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse [tickets]
Oct. 08 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
Oct. 09 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre [tickets]
Oct. 10 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center [tickets]
Oct. 12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion [tickets]
Oct. 13 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live [tickets]
Oct. 15 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park [tickets]
Oct. 17 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
Oct. 19 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre [tickets]
Oct. 20 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre [tickets]
Oct. 22 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek [tickets]
Oct. 23 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]
Oct. 24 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre [tickets]
Oct. 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP [tickets]
Oct. 28 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
Oct. 29 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (no Code Orange) [tickets]
Oct. 30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
Nov. 01 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater [tickets]
Nov. 02 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion [tickets]
Nov. 05 – Los Angeles, CA — Banc of California Stadium (Knotfest Los Angeles)


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