Slipknot: Corey Taylor shares old unmasked photo with Joey Jordison and Paul Gray
In the immediate aftermath of Joey’s devastating death last week, the vocalist – plus ’Knot percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan and guitarist Jim Root – put up a black square on social media to mark the drummer’s loss. But, following a tribute from the band as a whole last Friday, now Corey has uploaded a sweet throwback photo of his friends.
The grainy picture shows all three of them sat together at what looks like the backstage of a venue, pulling faces and posing.
As a band, Slipknot posted an eight-and-a-half-minute Joey compilation video last week, along with the following tribute:
“Our hearts go out to Joey’s family and loved ones at this time of tremendous loss.
“Joey Jordison’s art, talent, and spirit could not be contained or be held back. Joey’s impact on Slipknot, on our lives, and on the music that he loved, is incalculable. Without him there would be no us. We mourn his loss with the entire Slipknot family. We love you, Joey.”
Former Senior Vice President of A&R at Roadrunner, Monte Conner, also recently shared a personal tribute essay about Joey Jordison and signing the band to the label back in 1998. Monte called the drummer “one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with”, as well a “gifted songwriter, arranger and guitarist who understood the art of crafting huge choruses and hooks”.
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