Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Remembers Bassist Paul Gray
It's been one year since the nine became the eight. Original bassist and a founding member of Slipknot, Paul Gray, died from an accidental overdose on May 24th, 2010 in a Des Moines, Iowa hotel room.
Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison made a post on his facebook profile yesterday titled, 'Paul'. Here's what it said:
It was so great hanging out with you yesterday and today. Talking and reminiscing about old times and seeing you respond with some of the strongest gusts of wind I’ve ever felt.
Paul, you always told it like it was. You’re the same guy that wouldn’t let me stay home on New Year’s Eve back in 1992, and once drove over in four feet of snow during a storm, just to hang out! There was no one like you. That’s why you were my best friend.
All the music that we’ve done together, all the times that we’ve shared, will live on forever. I miss you each and every day.
All right Balls, I’ll see you on stage! Let’s destroy.
There will never be another # 2. I love you.
Fuck it all! Fuck this world!
Fuck everything that you stand for!
Don't belong! Don't exist!
Don't give a shit! Don't ever judge me!
Nathan Jonas Jordison
And to all my friends, the Maggots:
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you eternally for your support on this difficult day. You’re keeping us and Paul’s memory, alive.
There were supposed to be five days of tornadoes and rain here in Iowa, but the sun came out stronger than it has all year. It’s good to know Paul’s keeping an eye on things.
This is a horrible thing that happened, but each of you has made this just a little bit easier to deal with. Your support means everything to us.
Nathan Jonas Jordison
Slipknot is scheduled to perform over seas this summer with former guitarist Donnie Steel taking over bass duties for the tour.
Although vocalist Corey Taylor says depending on how the tour goes will determine if Slipknot continues as a band, Jordison and Percussionist Shawn Crahan have each spoken out multiple times saying that a new record and tour will happen...eventually.
Here's an interview with Paul talking about how he started in music and each of the other members of Slipknot.