Slipknot Founding Drummer Joey Jordison Dies at 46

Jordison was already a veteran of the De Moines metal scene when he founded the band that would become Slipknot in 1995, along with percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray.

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FILE - Slipknot band member Joey Jordison participates in a news conference about the death of bassist Paul Gray on May 25, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. Jordison, the founding drummer of the band Slipknot, has died at age 46. Jordison's family says he died peacefully in his sleep Monday, July 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joey Jordison, a founding member of Slipknot, who drummed for the influential metal band in its most popular period and helped write many of its best-known songs, has died Monday at age 46, his family said. “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep,” his family said in a statement. “Joey’s death has left us with empty…

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