Joey Jordison Has "Tons" Of SLIPKNOT Music At Home
Joey Jordison played in Slipknot between 1995 and 2013, at which point he says he was fired from the group. Jordison has since gone on to play in bands like Sinsaenum, Vimic and Scar The Martyr.
Jordison was one of the primary songwriters in Slipknot, and tells Metal Hammer that despite having moved on to new bands, still has quite a lot of unheard Slipknot material written that he won't use unless he's back with the group.
“I have a ton of Slipknot demos that I have at home. Maybe some day they’ll surface, maybe they’ll never be heard, but I don’t translate them to any other band, they still stay in the Slipknot safe.
“I won’t use them for anyone else besides Slipknot, if that ever happens again.”
Jordison adds that he still writes music in the style of Slipknot, and reiterates that he wouldn't use the Slipknot-esque songs for anything else.
“It depends. I play guitar all the time and I’m constantly thinking of songs.
“I sleep music. I wake up and there’s a riff in my head, every step I take there’s a riff, a beat, or something. That’s the way a musician is. You’re isolated in a weird way because music is haunting you as much as it’s loving you. It’s non-stop.
“Every time I pick up a guitar, I come up with different riffs, all different bands I’ve been in, sometimes there is a song or riff that could only belong with Slipknot and I just can’t use it for anything else, regardless of whatever happened.
“It just stays in the bank and I can’t use it for anything else, I just won’t do it.”
Slipknot has since recruited ex-Against Me drummer Jay Weinberg. Slipknot recently released a new song to celebrate Halloween.