NewsDecember 30, 2023 4:39 AM ET9,973 views

Slipknot sued for allegedly cashing in on Joey Jordison's death

Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot)

UPDATED: Read the legal complaint here 

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Slipknot is now facing a legal dispute as Joey Jordison's estate management company has filed a lawsuit against the band. 

The lawsuit alleges in essence that Slipknot used Joey Jordison's death to up sales for their 2022 album, The End, So Far, following a decline in sales post-Jordison's demise. Also, Jordison's estate management company alleges in the lawsuit that band members Corey Taylor and Michael Shawn "Clown" Crahan claimed to have reached out to Joey's family to offer condolences after his passing, but that apparently did not happen.

The legal action also describes the alleged circumstances of Joey Jordison's departure from Slipknot, citing his struggle with acute transverse myelitis and subsequent removal from the band via email. It is asserted in the dispute that after that, despite an agreement to return all of Joey's belongings, including musical gear and equipment, the band retained at least 22 items, some of which are reportedly still being showcased in the band's traveling museum found at Knotfest.

In response to the lawsuit, Slipknot has refuted the claims and has asked the court for the dismissal of the lawsuit. Stay tuned for the results of that legal action.

33 comments

Post Comment

anonymous 149 days ago

Slipknot coulda done 3 albums and called it a day and they'd be nu-metal legends. Instead they cranked out album after album of arena-rock chudcore. This will likely continue well into senility for the OG members.

anonymous 149 days ago

This is an amazing DEEVEEDEE

anonymous 149 days ago

I was there

anonymous 149 days ago

"I know for a damn fact Vince and Dime would want us to do this, hands down"

anonymous 149 days ago

Those families should sue rick____tocchet for what he did to their kids.

draculamountainz 149 days ago

^^^^^^ lol

anonymous 149 days ago

Everyone not named Taylor Swift has had declining albums sales. Joey Jordison had nothing do with it at all.

anonymous 149 days ago

Slipknot has turned into quite the evil entity. I love how the main voice behind this dog shit is a 50 year old in a clown mask who bangs on a keg with a bat. FOAD

anonymous 149 days ago

Not much different than Good Dude Dave Grohl capitalizing on Kurt and his crackhead drummer's death.

anonymous 149 days ago

I don't think that using someones death to up album sales is a cause of action for a lawsuit.

anonymous 149 days ago

Beer kegs

anonymous 149 days ago

Corey and clown are both douches of the highest degree. I know from experience, dude.

anonymous 149 days ago

^^^ this

anonymous 149 days ago

"When my time comes, please pick over my bones and fight with each other like greedy hyenas for years after anyone else cares" - Joey jordison's last words.

anonymous 149 days ago

People=Sued

anonymous 149 days ago

Let me tell you something, brother! All the Hulkamaniacs around the world mourned Sid Wilson, dude. But just like when my friend Bam Margera died, I knew that Sid took his vitamins, brother. He said his prayers, brother and he definitely rooted for the Hulkster, so he's in heaven now, dude.

anonymous 149 days ago

Corey PUBLISHED A BOOK of boomer Facebook status complaint humor

anonymous 149 days ago

The Clown (ironic) from Slipknot goes to sleep everynight knowing he contributes 0 to the music or listeners and basically gets dollars in his eyes when one of his "brothers" dies.

anonymous 149 days ago

THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SHIT NOT HARDCORE NOT GOOD LOW IQ TRASH EVEN COMPARED TO BEATDOWN

anonymous 149 days ago

post your gmail address cowards I will fight you

anonymous 149 days ago

It's not a legal requirement to offer condolences, and the death of a key/founding members with Joey's talents would result in a spike in sales regardless - look at what happens any time a famous musician dies, their album sales increase for a time. Another frivilous bitch-ass lawsuit clogging up our justice system.

anonymous 149 days ago

post your gmail address cowards I will fight you purgatoryhc@gmail.com Fight me---I'm a balding irrelevant singer making a living doing half assed construction still clinging to being in a "crew"---Matt Anderson

anonymous 149 days ago

good. f*ck shawn and corey

anonymous 149 days ago

"Slipknot coulda done 3 albums and called it a day and they'd be nu-metal legends. Instead they cranked out album after album of arena-rock chudcore. This will likely continue well into senility for the OG members" true but they still print money and haven't had to play a club in 25 years.

anonymous 149 days ago

Corey turned out to be quite the shit-heel

anonymous 149 days ago

also, how'd the band go from Coreyth being the 2nd singer, into him essentially having sole ownership of the band? shouldn't the other dudes have a bigger controlling stake in the band over him since he was an add on and not an original 6 member?

anonymous 149 days ago

Anyone know any beatdown bands influenced by slipknot('s first two albums)

anonymous 149 days ago

GOOey GOOrdison

anonymous 149 days ago

So this clown is credited for most of the music is he? So he has to play real instruments but just chose to play the trashcans and also be the one with most control of the group?

anonymous 148 days ago

^ Happy New Year to you too

anonymous 148 days ago

Anyone who listens to anything past their 3rd album should be sued

anonymous 148 days ago

Gematria, murder by numbers

anonymous 147 days ago

Dat veronica Vaughn is one piece of acee




Related News

THE VANFLIP PODCAST
THE VANFLIP PODCAST
#142 - Jorge "Hoya Roc" Guerra of Smoke AxD/ex-Madbal

Lambgoat's Favorite Albums of Q1 2024
Lambgoat's Favorite Albums of Q1 2024
A list of great records from the first three months of the year that we can't get enough of.