Slipknot Share Tribute Video After Joey Jordison’s Death: ‘Without Him There Would Be No Us’

Slipknot released a moving tribute video to honor drummer Joey Jordison, who died on July 26 at the age of 46.

Slipknot Share Tribute Video After Joey Jordison’s Death: ‘Without Him There Would Be No Us’

Slipknot released a moving tribute video to honor drummer Joey Jordison, who died on July 26 at the age of 46.

The band’s 8-and-a-half minute video highlights Jordison’s performances, as well as interview excerpts and behind-the-scenes clips.

“Our hearts go out to Joey’s family and loved ones at this time of tremendous loss. Joey Jordison’s art, talent, and spirit could not be contained or be held back. Joey’s impact on Slipknot, on our lives, and on the music that he loved, is incalculable. Without him there would be no us. We mourn his loss with the entire Slipknot family. We love you, Joey,” the band wrote on social media on Friday (July 30).

Jordison’s family confirmed the news of his death on Tuesday (July 27). “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep,” they said in a statement. Jordison’s cause of death has not been reported.

His family said they “will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”

Jordison formed Slipknot in 1995 along with Shawn Crahan and Paul Gray, and he performed with the band through 2013, when it was announced that the group would be “parting ways” with him.

Before his departure, Slipknot earned three top 10s on the Billboard 200, including one No. 1 with All Hope Is Gone (Sept. 13, 2008), an album that also ruled the Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts. With Jordison, Slipknot also had four top 10s on Mainstream Rock Airplay.

Jordison won a Grammy with Slipknot for best metal performance in 2005 for “Before I Forget,” which was one of seven Grammy nominations he received for his work with the band.

Watch Slipknot’s tribute to Jordison below.

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Broadway to Require Vaccinations, Masks for Audience Members

Broadway theatergoers will need to prove they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theaters reopen in the coming weeks.

Broadway to Require Vaccinations, Masks for Audience Members

Broadway theatergoers will need to prove they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theaters reopen in the coming weeks, producers announced Friday (July 30).

Audience members will have to wear face coverings and show proof they are fully vaccinated by a FDA or WHO authorized vaccine when they enter the theaters until at least the end of October, the Broadway League said in a news release.

“Get vaccinated, and we’ll see you in the fall,” tweeted Broadway and TV star Jeremy Jordan. Composer Jason Robert Brown also agreed with the move: “That’s right. That’s where we’re at.”

There will be exceptions to the vaccine rule for children under 12, who are not yet eligible for any of the approved shots, and for people with a medical condition or religious belief that prevents vaccination, the theater operators said. Those individuals will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Masks are required for the audience except while eating or drinking in designated locations.

The League said theater owners anticipate a review of the safety policies in September and may include a relaxation of certain provisions if the science dictates after October.

“This is what we have as a community on Broadway decided and then we’re going to reevaluate it in October. It’s still fluid,” Bonnie Comley, board president of The Drama League, told The Associated Press. “This should be a positive thing. All these different unions that don’t always agree have come together to be able to do this before people come into the theater.”

The move comes a day after Actors’ Equity Association, the union which represents nearly 52,000 actors and stage managers, said it would require cast and crew members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Company members who are not vaccinated, including those under the age of 12, must continue to wear masks, practice physical distancing when possible and undergo testing at least twice a week. The protocols apply to both Broadway productions and Equity-backed shows across the nation.

Bruce Springsteen’s one-man show is the only performance currently running on Broadway. Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over is set to open Wednesday at the August Wilson Theatre. Most other theaters will open in September or October after being shuttered since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020.

Ticket holders for performances scheduled through Oct. 31 will be notified of the vaccination policy, Broadway League officials said. For performances in November 2021 and beyond, the theater operators will review the policy and make changes if science dictates, they said.

“As vaccination has proven the most effective way to stay healthy and reduce transmission, I’m pleased that the theatre owners have decided to implement these collective safeguards at all our Broadway houses,” Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement.

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