Slipknot’s Corey Taylor offers band, drummer status update


Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has given a general update on where things sit with the masked metal outfit.

Speaking to Rock Revolt, the singer gave brief updates including the status of a replacement drummer.

Already, we have seen some audition videos – namely from former Decapitated drummer Kerim ‘Krimh’ Lechner – however, the band is yet to announce Jordison’s successor.

“Honestly, it depends on who we get [as Joey’s replacement] It all comes to someone who can play the old stuff, but also brings a certain creativity to it. In lieu of what we’ve done, we need to, kind of, focus on that, and make that the focus right now, instead of worrying about what’s gonna happen later.

"As soon as we know [who is going to be the new SLIPKNOT drummer], the fans will know. And that’s how we’re keeping it. We’re keeping everything really close to the chest right now. I mean, it’s out of respect for Joe, and for us. And there’s just a host of legal things that we still need to sort out.

"It’s hard — it’s really hard — but the only other [option] was shutting the band down, and none of us wanted to do that. So we’re gonna push on,” Taylor said as transcribed by Metal Injection.

Joey Jordison previously offered a statement, which suggests the split was far from amicable.


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