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Joey Jordison is speaking out for the first time about his departure from Slipknot, and it seems the split wasn't as amicably as fans might have thought.   The drummer posted a message on Facebook Wednesday explaining that he never quit the band. 

In fact, he said the news of his exit "shocked and blindsided" him just as much as it did fans.  Jordison was one of the only two original Slipknot members still with the band, and he says he would never abandon the group or the fans. 

But like Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, Jordison says he can't talk about any of the details just yet.  Taylor said a few weeks ago that there are a lot of things going on in the background that fans don't know about, but he chose to stay tight-lipped to "protect" both Slipknot and Jordison. 

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