The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Jordison parts with Slipknot, band still plans new album
The rock world is … well, rocked by the news that Slipknot has parted ways with drummer Joey Jordison! The news came from a statement posted to the band’s official website late last night. The message says (found on the main page): “To our Maggots and fans around the world, It is with great pain but quiet respect that, for personal reasons, Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year.” But for die hard fans who help put Jordison on top of the drum world, this is going to be a difficult change to get over. The band lost bassist Paul Gray back in 2010. Since then, several members, including Jordison, have gone off to work on side projects. Jordison has been running with Scar the Martyr helping promote their new album. On the flip side, ‘Knot guitarist Jim Root announced he’d leave the upcoming Stone Sour tour to focus on the new Slipknot album. Corey Taylor is still going to tour with Stone Sour.
Call it a supergroup if you will … Members from Anthrax, Megadeth and A Perfect Circle have gotten together for a new group called Altitudes and Attitude. Bassist Frank Bello from Anthrax, Megadeth’s David Ellefson and A Perfect Circle’s new drummer Jeff Friedl have gotten together for an EP release January 14th. The three song release is something Ellefson says fans would never suspect that two metal bassists would have songs with names like “Booze and Cigarettes,” but we’ll get to hear them next month!
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