Alicia Taylor, the wife of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, says that she has been focusing on supporting her husband in the days since his former bandmate Joey Jordison was found dead.
The founding SLIPKNOT drummer’s family confirmed that Jordinson passed away “peacefully in his sleep” on Monday (July 26) of an unspecified cause. He was 46 years old.
On Thursday, Alicia, who is a professional dancer and a member of the all-girl dance group CHERRY BOMBS, took to her Twitter to write: “As a fan, the news of of Joey has been heartbreaking, but I haven’t had much time to process it yet. My focus has been supporting my husband, and pouring into our family.
“Things are tough, but they will get better in time- one day at a time.
“Rest easy, Joey.”
Corey has yet to publicly comment on Joey‘s death, but he and his SLIPKNOT bandmates posted a black box on their social media sites in an apparent show of mourning.
According to TMZ, Joey‘s family said they will hold a private funeral service for him, but it’s unclear when that will happen.
SLIPKNOT announced its split with Jordison in December 2013 but did not disclose the reasons for his exit. The drummer subsequently issued a statement saying that he did not quit the group.
Back in 2014, Corey Taylor told Metal Hammer that firing Jordison after 18 years was “one of the hardest decisions” the group ever made, adding that Joey is “in a place in his life” which is “not where we are.”
Taylor said he could not get into specifics for legal reasons, but admitted, “It’s when a relationship hits that T-section and one person’s going one way and you’re going the other. And try as you might to either get them to go your way or try and go their way, at some point you’ve got to go in the direction that works for you. This is me speaking in the broadest terms, with respect to Joey. I guess to sum it up, it was one of the hardest decisions we ever made.”
Taylor said that the band is “happy right now and we hope that he is . . . he’s just in a place in his life, right now, that’s not where we are.”
The singer would not answer whether drug use played a role in Jordison‘s dismissal, and confessed that he had not been in touch with his former bandmate. Taylor said, “I haven’t talked to Joey in a while, to be honest. That’s how different we are. It’s not because I don’t love him and I don’t miss him. And it is painful; we talk about him all the time, but at the same time, do we miss him or do we miss the old him? That’s what it really comes down to.”
As a fan, the news of of Joey has been heartbreaking, but I haven’t had much time to process it yet. My focus has been supporting my husband, and pouring into our family.
Things are tough, but they will get better in time- one day at a time.
Rest easy, Joey. ?
— uh-lee-see-yuh Taylor (@AliciaETaylor) July 30, 2021