Drummer Joey Jordison (Sinsaenum, ex-Slipknot) passed away this July at 46 years old. As tributes to Jordison's legacy continue to pour in from around the world, Jordison's Sinsaenum bandmate bassist Frédéric Leclercq said in an interview with Impact that he feels lucky to have played with him.
"To me, he was more than a musician. To me, he was first and foremost a friend. So I lost a friend that was only 46-years-old, and it hurts. He was an amazing musician, not only on drums but also he wrote amazing songs. And we were lucky enough to play together. It was great.
"I created Sinsaenum. He contacted me. We were looking for a drummer. Everything just fell into place. He came up with the name [a combination of the words 'sin' and 'insane'). The last shows he played were with us; that's the last thing that he played.
"I have a column in a Japanese magazine called Young Guitar, and I was doing yesterday, typing, and I just remembered the last song that he played ever was [Sinsaenum's] 'My Swan Song,' and I guess the title is… And that's a song that he really loved. I remember he was just, like, 'Yeah.' He felt something about it. So it's a little strange to think about it now. So I've been listening to the song again and again.
"I'm still processing the fact that he's gone."
Leclercq was also asked about Jordison's cause of death, which he rightfully declined to answer.
"That's not my place to discuss. Of course I know. I'm just saying it's not my position. The family asked for privacy at that time, and I respect that. It's just very sad."
Sinsaenum vocalist Sean "Sean Z." Zatorsky recently teamed up with Dropdead Chaos for a tribute cover of Slipknot's "Surfacing," while Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor recently called Jordison "one of the pillars of metal drumming."