During an interview on Knotfest’s TalkToomey podcast, Wednesday 13 spoke to how important the late Slipknot drummer was to him and many other folks in the metal community. He talks about the a period of time where the two had a falling out, but how they ended up fixing things and rekindled their friendship. In another interview prior to this one, the horror-rocker reveled that Joey Jordison had called him a month before he passed away.
But via the recent interview with Knotfest’s TalkToomey podcast, Wednesday spoke to how Slipknot singer Corey Taylor reached out to him when news about Jordison’s passing was coming to light.
Per Wednesday, he shared the following:
“Corey also — another great dude — he called me as soon as Joey died too. I saw Corey just a few weeks ago, we did a convention together in North Carolina. He had thousands of people waiting in line to meet him, and he still made time to come over and give me a hug and say, ‘Hey.’ I met a lot of cool people through Joey, and Corey’s one of them as well.”
You can listen to Knotfest’s TalkToomey episode featuring Wednesday 13 below:
Wednesday and Joey Jordison had teamed up for a horror-rock project in the past called the Murderdolls. In the time the band were together, the Murderdolls released two studio albums; there is 2002’s Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls, as well as 2010’s Women and Children Last. The music of the Murderdolls was tongue-in-cheek horror related, while also offering riveting instrumentation. A lot of the band’s killer sound was very much thanks to Jordison’s exceptional guitar playing.
Wednesday is currently on tour, and during his live shows, he has been paying tribute to that of the late Slipknot drummer and Murderdolls guitarist Joey Jordison.
Words by: Michael Pementel