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A few days later, his former bandmates shared a lengthy tribute video on social media made up 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 be held back. Joey’s impact on Slipknot, on our lives, and on the music that he loved, is incalculable. Without him there would be no us. We mourn his loss with the entire Slipknot family.”
“The Grammys omitting Joey Jordison is disgraceful,” 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 had previously attended the Grammys with Slipknot, when the band were nominated for categories including Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Rock Album. He even picked up the award for Best Metal Performance with his bandmates for ‘Before I Forget’ in 2006.
“I know a lot of people wonder about the circumstances that led to him not being in the band anymore, and it’s, like, we’re not gonna talk about that, because I’d rather talk about his legacy, which is that he helped create this band that we all have fought to keep out there and keep going.”
In other Slipknot news, the band confirmed earlier this year that they had finished work on their “killer” new album, which will follow 2019’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’. A release date is not yet known.