Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison opened up about his departure from the band in 2013, saying it would not have been his choice.


Jordison suffers from Acute Transverse Myelitis, which left him unable to drum for while. When he was in the hospital, a former bandmate dropped by and soon after Jordison was out of the band.

“That’s a hard question to answer as I know that everything is publicized right now so I gotta really watch my words,” said Jordison when asked why he exited. “The thing is, I got visited in the hospital by one member of the band when they all knew I was in there… and the next think you know, I got exited from the band. And I don’t know why. I don’t understand what the deal was.”

Jordison wanted to be clear that his exit from the band was not his choice, nor did he want to leave. “I didn’t quit Slipknot. I would never have quit Slipknot, ever,” Jordison said. “I just want the fans to know that. It’s important for everyone to know that.

“There’s been a bunch of rumors and stuff like, you know, why it was, and it is absolutely untrue … but it’s okay. Life takes you down weird paths .. I came back right after I got through with this, and I came back, and I did the festivals, and I killed it.”

Jordison has since become part of Vimic as their drummer, and is preparing for a big year with his new band. Vimic is working on releasing an album in 2017 and scheduling a world tour.

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