Joey Jordison’s SINSAENUM bandmate, Frédéric Leclercq, spoke to Impact about the passing of the founding SLIPKNOT drummer two months ago which has just now been published.
When asked if he knew the cause of Joey’s death, Leclercq said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “That’s not my place to discuss. Of course I know. I’m just saying it’s not my position. The family asked for privacy at that time, and I respect that. It’s just very sad.”
Asked how he would summarize Jordison’s legacy, Frédéric said: “To me, he was more than a musician. To me, he was first and foremost a friend. So I lost a friend that was only 46 years old, and it hurts. He was an amazing musician, not only on drums but also he wrote amazing songs. And we were lucky enough to play together. It was great.
“I created SINSAENUM,” he continued. “He contacted me. We were looking for a drummer. Everything just fell into place. He came up with the name [a combination of the words ‘sin’ and ‘insane’). The last shows he played were with us; that’s the last thing that he played.
“I have a column in a Japanese magazine called Young Guitar, and I was doing yesterday, typing, and I just remembered the last song that he played ever was [SINSAENUM’s] ‘My Swan Song’, and I guess the title is… And that’s a song that he really loved. I remember he was just, like, ‘Yeah.’ He felt something about it. So it’s a little strange to think about it now. So I’ve been listening to the song again and again.
“I’m still processing the fact that he’s gone.”
Joey’s family confirmed that he died “peacefully in his sleep” on July 26 of an unspecified cause.