The music world received the news Tuesday (July 27) that longtime Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison had died at the age of 46. The family of Jordison was the first to reveal the news issuing a statement on the matter, but as you might expect there was plenty of reaction in the rock and metal community about the loss of one of the most respected drummers in the genre.

"We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46," stated Jordison's family.

They continued, "Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow. To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music. The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time. The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes."

In addition to Slipknot, Jordison's career included work with Murderdolls, The Rejects, Scar the Martyr, Vimic and Sinsaenum, keeping the musician active in his post-Slipknot career.

Members of Anthrax, Sons of Apollo, Trivium, Hatebreed, Underoath and Fear Factory were among the first to share their reactions to Jordison's death. So did Jordison's onetime Vimic bandmate Kyle Kokiel. See a sampling of reactions to the death of Joey Jordison below and we'll continue to add to this list as more tributes and memories are posted.

Kyle Konkiel (Bad Wolves / VIMIC)

Frederic Leclercq (Sinsaenum)

Ozzy Osbourne

Mike Portnoy

Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Mark Morton (Lamb of God)

Phil Labonte (All That Remains)

Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium)

Chris Dudley (Underoath)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory)

Nick Martin (Sleeping With Sirens)

Mark Hunter (Chimaira)

Heart Attack Man

Jake Shaw (Defiler)

Nick Menza’s Family (Ex-Megadeth)

Luke Holland (Ex-The Word Alive)

Isaac Hale (Knocked Loose)

Andrew McGuire (Afterlife)

Gary Holt (Exodus)

Scott Ian (Anthrax)

Robb Flynn (Machine Head)


Serj Tankian

Matt Heafy (Trivium)

John 5

Rob Zombie

Richard Shaw (Cradle of Filth)

Devin Townsend

Fleshgod Apocalypse

Papa Roach

Alex Bent (Trivium)

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls)

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall)

Frank Turner

Herman Li (DragonForce)

Vinny Mauro (Motionless in White)

Otep Shamaya (Otep)

Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies / Dead Cross)


Gus G.

Chris Fronzak (Atilla)

Ginger Wildheart (The Wildhearts)

Lucas Woodland (Holding Absence)

Ross Robinson (Slipknot Producer)

Daron Malakian (System of a Down)


Chris Jericho (Fozzy)

David Pappalardo (Silent Season)

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction)

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood)

Jonny Ross (Small Town Titans)


Michael Amott (Arch Enemy)

Nik Nocturnal

Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope)

The Agonist

Todd Kerns (Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators)

Sacred Reich


Vinnie Paul’s Family (Hellyeah / Pantera)

Dimebag Darrell’s Family (Pantera)

Nick Rossi (Born of Osiris)

Jim Florentine (That Metal Show)

Pearl Drums

Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves)

Alex Skolnick (Testament)

Christian Coma (Black Veil Brides)

Levi Benton (Miss May I)

3 Inches of Blood



The Veer Union

Jerome Dillon (ex-Nine Inch Nails)

Zeuss (Producer)

Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder)

Code Orange

Jason Bittner (Overkill)




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