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Joey Jordison: "I Did Not Quit SLIPKNOT"

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison is breaking his silence about "quitting" the band by saying he never quit at all!

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison is breaking his silence about "quitting" the band by saying he never quit at all!

By now you might be aware that Slipknot ended the year by parting ways with longtime drummer Joey Jordison.

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Frontman Corey Taylor assured us all that the band would go on just as strong as ever. With no word from Jordison, some assumed the drummer up and quit the band, while others thought he was pushed out.

Late last night, Jordison broke his silence via a Facebook post making it clear that he didn't quit the band:

To my fans, friends, and associates…

I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumors and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans. This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you. While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year.

-Joey

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Obviously, there was a massive rift in the band, but much like Taylor before him, Jordison is keeping mum to avoid any potential lawsuits.

Previously, we looked at 10 potential replacements for Joey in Slipknot. Who do think will get behind the kit?

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