Joey Jordison, 1975-2021: the music world pays tribute

Joey Jordison performing live
(Image credit: Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)

Tributes have come pouring in from all corners of the music world for former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, who unexpectedly passed away at the age of 46.

Jordison’s Slipknot bandmates Corey Taylor, Shawn Crahan and Jim Root have led the tributes, each posting a blank black tile to their social media accounts in acknowledgment of the late drummer’s sudden passing.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.