Slipknot fans have expressed disappointment that drummer Joey Jordison was missed out on the Grammys’ annual In Memoriam video segment.
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Jordison died in 2021 at the age of 46, a representative of his family confirmed (via Rolling Stone) that he died peacefully in his sleep on July 26th.
A few days later, his former bandmates shared a lengthy tribute video on social media consisting of live performances, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews.
“Our hearts go out to Joey’s family and loved ones at this time of tremendous loss,” Slipknot wrote. “Joey Jordison’s art, talent and spirit could not be contained or contained. Joey’s impact on Slipknot, our lives, and the music he loved is incalculable. Without him we wouldn’t exist. We join the entire Slipknot family in mourning his loss.”
While Jordison was credited on the Grammys’ website, he was left out of that year’s In Memoriam segment, which included Taylor Hawkins, Mark Lanegan and Charlie Watts.
“Omission of Joey Jordison from the Grammys is a shame,” one person wrote on Twitter, while another added, “No tribute to Joey Jordison at the #GRAMMYs should be illegal.”
Here’s Joey Jordison accepting the Grammy his band Slipknot won. The Grammys left him out of their In Memoriam segment. pic.twitter.com/BbBFmFDgyQ
— Rock Feed 🎸 (@RockFeedNet) April 4, 2022
Jordison previously attended the Grammys with Slipknot when the band was nominated for categories such as Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Rock Album. In 2006 he and his bandmates even won the Best Metal Performance award for “Before I Forget”.
Other notable omissions in the In Memoriam segment included Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge, rapper Drakeo the Ruler and legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Last year, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor spoke out about the death of his former bandmate. “It’s a bloody tragedy,” Taylor said. “He was way too young and he was way too talented to lose like that.
“I know a lot of people are wondering about the circumstances that led to him leaving the band and it’s like we don’t talk about it because I’d rather talk about his legacy, which is him helped start this band that we all fought to stay out there and keep going.”
In other Slipknot news, the band confirmed earlier this year that they had completed work on their new Killer album, which will follow 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind. A release date is not yet known.
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