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    A STATEMENT FROM SLIPKNOT - 8.20.2008
    To Our Fans:

    It is with huge regret and disappointment that we have been forced to cancel our imminent European festival appearances at Leeds, Reading, 2 Days a Week, Area 4, as well as exclusive performances for MTV Europe and Virgin TV.  The other night, Joey Jordison broke his ankle and doctors have advised Joey to stay off his leg for 4-6 weeks to prevent further injury or permanent and more serious damage.

    We know you will be hugely disappointed and so are we.  Canceling
    shows is never an easy decision and we apologize to all our fans, friends and family for not being there to throw down with you.  We will be back in Europe this November and can't wait to see you all then.

    Stay (sic),
    Slipknot

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    Comments (35)
    posted by: 666 maggot on 8/20/2008 @ 10:50:32 AM
    that sucks. hope Joey gets better. but how about a statement about the south africa school killing?
    posted by: GoGo666 on 8/20/2008 @ 12:56:31 PM
    Poor Joey. I hope he will be better.
    posted by: sick of this on 8/20/2008 @ 1:23:12 PM
    ok here's an idea stop blaming music for killings when people have been killing each other since they have existed, the human race stupid.
    posted by: maggot4life8 on 8/20/2008 @ 2:13:33 PM
    I hope joey will get better
    posted by: Kojimetal on 8/20/2008 @ 3:00:06 PM
    i agree to sick of this.

    music doesn't kill people. PEOPLE kill people.
    posted by: Bouwer on 8/20/2008 @ 3:07:58 PM
    Slipknot....what are your opinions on the South African school killing? im from South Africa. im just interested in what you have to say.
    posted by: Bouwer on 8/20/2008 @ 3:09:22 PM
    Slipknot....what are your opinions on the South African school killing? im from South Africa. im just interested in what you have to say.
    posted by: Bouwer on 8/20/2008 @ 3:11:40 PM
    Slipknot....what are your opinions on the South African school killing? im from South Africa. im just interested in what you have to say.
    posted by: Daniel Wells on 8/20/2008 @ 3:24:06 PM
    wtf why would slipknot have anything to do with south african school killings. they are a BAND. they make MUSIC. they dont KILL. what does wearing a mask have to do with anyting, he killed the people cause they were making fun of him. quick and simple. What if i killed somebody while listen to the fucking jonas brothers, would be say their music encourages me to kill, and would you blame them? of course not, because the world loves them, so they would just say im crazy or some shit. Bands have NOTHING to do with murderers.
    posted by: 666 maggot on 8/20/2008 @ 3:36:50 PM
    there is one band and thats Burzum.
    posted by: vermin on 8/20/2008 @ 5:32:22 PM
    I agree, I listen to slipknot, Dimmu borgir, Slayer, motorhead, Amon amarth, kalmah, dark tranquility, disturbed, marilyn manson etc. (and to top it off, if I'm not busy head banging, i listen to classical music, besides metal can be summed up as classical music on steroids...) and i haven't yet killed anyone... If anyone is to get the blame, it's the children... children are demons in disguise, and don't know the full potential of their actions. Like kojimetal said,"People kill people", its unfortunate that one fan fucked up by doing this stuped shit, I'm a South-African, and for the first time in my life, I'm not proud of saying that. Slipknot, we still love you, and keep up the good work, Joey hope the leg heals.
    posted by: vermin on 8/20/2008 @ 5:35:08 PM
    I agree, I listen to slipknot, Dimmu borgir, Slayer, motorhead, Amon amarth, kalmah, dark tranquility, disturbed, marilyn manson etc. (and to top it off, if I'm not busy head banging, i listen to classical music, besides metal can be summed up as classical music on steroids...) and i haven't yet killed anyone... If anyone is to get the blame, it's the children... children are demons in disguise, and don't know the full potential of their actions. Like kojimetal said,"People kill people", its unfortunate that one fan fucked up by doing this stuped shit, I'm a South-African, and for the first time in my life, I'm not proud of saying that. Slipknot, we still love you, and keep up the good work, Joey hope the leg heals.
    posted by: greg on 8/20/2008 @ 6:06:56 PM
    that is a targedy!! I was lucky enough to catch them @ mayhem in STL and it was beautiful!! i feel so bad for all the fans that will miss out. i wish joey a speedy recovery so they can continue world domination
    posted by: NeB351 on 8/20/2008 @ 6:32:11 PM
    whats the go with the australian tour? is that still on?!
    posted by: Posthuman on 8/20/2008 @ 8:17:10 PM
    Slipknot and Marilyn Manson kill people. George Bush, Bin Laden, TV, Highschool bullying, and abusive parents are good stuff.
    posted by: thomas price on 8/21/2008 @ 12:35:22 AM
    slipknot is the bomb i am married and have to kids and they like them too, music dont kill people , people kill people
    posted by: ray on 8/21/2008 @ 9:18:56 AM
    lets be honest asses!!when i lisened to the virus of life i killed a pig!!not a human damn it!!hope in th album thev redone confessions....rick rubi is the best!!!vol3 still remains my best album!!!year of the knot....kenya
    posted by: Krause on 8/21/2008 @ 9:37:00 AM
    You killed a pig? Well thats still has nout to do with slipknot thats just a problem you have! Fuck off blaming music. Its how the people react to the music not the music itself. Its like people who go hyper on coffee or red bull. Its not Nescafe's falt, its how people react to it. I cant tell you how annoyed i get at people who blame others for their errors. Like my fellow teens who blame the government for their street crimes. Just fuck off and admit you have a problem.
    posted by: bones on 8/21/2008 @ 10:06:06 AM
    god damn it. it crazy to think that a BAND could kill a thousand miles away. bruwer & chil out SA! im south african as wel, but use your minds. that kid had bigger problems. let it be. slipknot doesn't need to give a statement! charles manson was a big beatles fan! did u know that..guess the beatles drove him to his deeds.... idiotic
    posted by: glock on 8/21/2008 @ 11:05:28 AM
    who cares slipknots new album blows
    posted by: Tom on 8/21/2008 @ 12:23:09 PM
    Fuck the african school killings, there are enough of you motherfuckers in the world anyway. But onto the real news, Joey being out is really serious. First Sid, now him. What the fuck is going on? I hope they get better man, this is saddening.
    posted by: tim on 8/21/2008 @ 12:28:12 PM
    serves that no talent hack right boooo shitsnot nobody gives a fuck about them anymore they suck and are sell outs i hope he breaks his other fucking ankle and never can play drums again even though he sucks at drums anyways joey sucks dick and so does the rest pf shitsnot
    posted by: themetalunionkaren on 8/21/2008 @ 12:58:22 PM
    New photos of Slipknot:

    themetalunion.net/bands/slipknot808/index.html
    posted by: Skott on 8/21/2008 @ 5:21:27 PM
    Wow so if the music u listen to causes you to kill someone you where a moron in the first place and shouldn't be on this planet if you can't think for yourself (for example republican's and overly religious people) Music is not the problem, music is the solution!!!! And just for the record Vol. 3 is in no way better than the first 2 albums.
    posted by: skott on 8/21/2008 @ 5:35:17 PM
    and another thing if slipknot can be blamed for this then can I blame them for every murder or crime that has been committed where the person was wearing a mask??? (which they haven't even confirmed was a slipknot mask) Especailly since crimes like this have been going on WAY before slipknot (or rock music for that matter) and will continue to happen way after slipknot, I mean come on people quit looking for a scape goat, we live in a jacked up world and jacked up things are going to happen, not everything has a easy explanation. I mean come on I live in Colorado and not once did I blame slipknot or manson for columbine. Music, Video games and movies are not to blame!!!
    posted by: Mack on 8/21/2008 @ 11:06:32 PM
    ohhh! too bad 4 joey. Wish you guys could visit us here in the philippines!!!!!!!!
    We wont dissappoint you! Long Live SLIPKNOT!!
    posted by: tim on 8/21/2008 @ 11:54:13 PM
    Aww come on joey, Play through the pain. Sid didnt give in and he had two broken. (being sarcastic, i know drummers need their feet) im surprised shawns in one piece, considering the shit he pulled at mayhem. looking forward to you guys getting back to 100% so you can rip up the stage again.
    posted by: Lou Scypher on 8/22/2008 @ 12:04:04 AM
    Man, that sucks. Ah well, you guys kick ass.

    And stop bitching about sou'frica and whining about "it's not music's fault!" We all know that here; we're slipknot fans and, therefore, will not blame metal for anything (except for Burzum/Mayhem, but that's 'cuz Shagrath DID kill someone). Point being, if you want to whine, go to a socially cuntservative forum and defend your point of view in the face of the opposition.
    Ironically, I feel that Columbine, VTech and Sou'frica all occurred because people around the killers were too busy talking and preaching and advising from their personal, often vastly different, viewpoint instead of listening and helping.
    posted by: HELLCIUS on 8/22/2008 @ 11:58:20 AM
    DONT MIND IF THAT BITCH BROKE HIS HEAD OR WHATEVER!!! THEY SUCK ANYWAY. OLD METAL SLIPKNOT IS DEAD!!!
    posted by: Carol aka 'Nightmare' on 8/22/2008 @ 3:04:38 PM
    Everyone who says music kills people are REALLY stupid, they blame anything or anyone else but themeselves for thier own or loved ones actions, people kill people, not music, not games, not horror movies, not fighting sports or any combination of the 4. Joey I hope you & Sid get better soon, SlipKnoTs not the same without all 9 of you guys causing mayhem all over, & 2 HELLCIUS & tim, YOURE the bitches, youre probalbly some emo pricks all depressed because you either havent gotten any at or just 2 guys with literally no balls at all, you 2 are perfect 4 each other......
    2 the true Magggots, Stay (SiC)^_^
    posted by: Tom on 8/23/2008 @ 12:09:26 AM
    Not to kick a dead horse, but I'm soo sick and fucking tired of the human race blaming every crime on some portion of the entertainment industry. The fact is, as a society, our parenting sucks. If people would listen and pay attention to their kids, they'd know and understand the importance of looking for the warning signs of a potential dangerous behavior. Wake the fuck up, be parents, and start pointing the finger at yourselves.
    posted by: sean on 8/23/2008 @ 2:00:35 AM
    hey guys sorry to read about joey. you would say that this happend in the usa, what are you guys bitching about. people are always looking for someone else to blame, they sleep better at night. fucking drama queens. So how's about a tour to sa. haha!!! fucking maggots
    posted by: Jamz on 8/23/2008 @ 3:59:06 AM
    WHAT THE FUCK!
    How can any of you blame slipknot for fucking people killing each other...
    In the medival times assasins wore masks and they listened to the only music out... CLASSICAL
    SO WHAT THE FUCK!

    and bad luck joey get well soon :) BETTER BE WELL BEFORE AUSSIE TOUR!!! I ALREADY HAVE A TICKET TO SYDNEY!
    posted by: Ace on 8/23/2008 @ 4:02:57 AM
    There's a rapper called Prozak who (according to his lyrics) gets a lot of blame about school shootings etcetera. But in this song 'Scapegoat' he nails it right on the head: "What happened to people being responsible for things they did?" If someone kills and blames the music, he/she does NOT understand the music and/or the lyrics. Music = entertainment. Blame reality, not music, a lot of people would agree.
    posted by: lydia on 8/23/2008 @ 11:05:13 AM
    ohh.....poor joey......
    hope u get better.....!!!!!
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