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Slipknot pays tribute to Joey Jordison; rock community reacts to drummer’s death

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Slipknot has offered a tribute to the band’s former drummer and founding member Joey Jordison, who died Monday at age 46.

The masked metallers tweeted a simple black square following the news of Jordison’s passing, which was announced Tuesday afternoon. Knot members Corey TaylorShawn “Clown” Crahan and Jim Root posted the image, as well.

Jordison founded Slipknot alongside Crahan and bassist Paul Gray in 1995. He remained with the band until his departure in 2013.

According to a statement from his family, Jordison died “peacefully in his sleep.” His memory will be honored with a private funeral service.

Here are a few other reactions from the rock and metal community:

Black Veil BridesAndy Biersack: “This is tragic news. BVB’s first UK tour was a slot opening for Murderdolls and while I never had the chance to talk privately with Joey I was always impressed by his abilities and dedication to his craft. An iconic performer and artist. RIP.”

Shinedown‘s Zach Myers: “To say this dude created an entire generation of drummers would be maybe the biggest understatement ever made. Rest Easy Joey.”

Otep Shamaya: “Unbelievably sad. Much love to his family, friends & former bandmates.”

Wednesday 13: “R.I.P. Joey Jordison. I’ll never forget you. You changed my life forever.”

Nonpoint: “Another devastating loss to the Metal community. Rest In Peace Joey.”

Perry Farrell: “I love what Joey Jordison accomplished with Slipknot. They were the bridge from rock into professional wrestling. From what I hear, Joey had an illness that made him unable to play the drums. (Our bodies are only good for a time). Rest in peace…”

Trivium: “We are saddened by the news of the passing of our dear friend, Joey Jordison. From being able to share the stage with him numerous times throughout the years to Matt standing alongside him for the Roadrunner United album. He was always super gracious to all of us in Trivium.”

Anthrax: “We are saddened by the news of the passing of our friend Joey Jordison. A great musician and person has left us. Sending our love to his family. R.I.P.”

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