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Slipknot’s Joey Jordison: ‘We’ve Worked Hard for Everything’

Joey Jordison
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Slipknot are currently on tour in Australia with a million other awesome bands for the 2012 Soundwave Festival. Drummer Joey Jordison sat down with SoundwaveFestTV to speak about topics such as their love for Australian fans, their determination as a band and the death of bassist Paul Gray.

Jordison reminisced about some of the insane crowds Australia has brought them over the years. “One of the best ones was in Melbourne when they [the crowd] tore all the seats around the arena and threw them everywhere,” said Jordison. “It was completely trashed. Another one was our in-store that we did after a show in Sydney where they started a riot and broke all the windows in the record store.”

The drummer also spoke about the band’s decision to continue after bassist and founding member Paul Gray died in 2010. “He would be really upset,” claimed Jordison. “He would be more hurt, but he would be pissed off as well if we didn’t continue this, because of course he’s one of the guys that got us here. That tragedy was a big blow but if we can’t push forward then I don’t think we’re doing ourselves a service and eventually if we just let the band go, we’d implode and we can’t do that.”

Jordison finally spoke about the future of the already legendary band. “We’ve worked hard for everything,” he states, before adding, “When the time comes [for a new album], we’ll be back.”
Slipknot will be headlining the 2012 Mayhem Festival with bands such as Motorhead, Slayer and Anthrax.

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