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Slipknot Drummer Reflects On The One-Year Anniversary Of Paul Gray's Passing

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Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has posted the following statement online, reflecting on the late Paul Gray on what is the one-year anniversary of his passing.

"Hey Paul,

"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!

"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.

"Thank you, Nathan Jonas Jordison."

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1. JoshScout writes:

That's what's up. That's some good sh**. Never will I forgot when they rolled through here in El Paso, TX in 09 and completely destroyed. Live Forever, Paul Gray.

# May 24, 2011 @ 9:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. n0thinghead writes:

man, i've got such a soft spot for them. can't believe it's been a yr alrdy. may he's spirit live on in each of the members \m/

# May 24, 2011 @ 10:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jessie Curnew writes:

Great article Joey. Paul lives on in so many ways, his memory will never die <;3 Rest In Peace man, You Rock!!

# May 24, 2011 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. staysic writes:

that was a nice thing to say. rip paul #2

# May 24, 2011 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. TilWeDiefoREVer writes:

Joey you couldn't have said it any better! There will NEVER be another #2 like Paul!! R.I.P Paul. We love you and miss you dearly.

You'll never be forgotten!!!!

Like Corey once said....

"My last true confession
Will open your eyes
I've never known
Trust like the nine
Let it be spoken
Let it be screamed
They'll never ever
Take us alive"

# May 24, 2011 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RTB writes:

not the band they once were nearly back in 01, and its frustrating when some one gets careless with there life and makes a deadly choice,effecting their band, family and friends, but to this day pledge of allegence tour 01, still the best show i ever saw...RIP KNOT, the old days pre volume 3

# May 24, 2011 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. That_Metal_Dude writes:

this is an good article joey wrote, I also can't believe its been a year already...I've always loved the Knot since the beginning and even throughout their changes musically, I still crank their tunes all the time, this band i will always love no matter what anybody says!. It's sad even thinking about SLIPKNOT without Paul.....and Clown said it best in an interview........."those who never saw slipknot, will never get to see them"..... R.I.P. #2 \m/

# May 24, 2011 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

3 and 7: It's a statement you mouth breathing window lickers... Not an article.

# May 24, 2011 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Harold Camping writes:

man times a b**** already a year

# May 24, 2011 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. That_Metal_Dude writes:

@BG... dude, I don't mind being corrected when im wrong, but damn!...window licker??? thats a bit harsh don't u think? lol .... anyways, well said JOEY.... may Paul's memory keep them going and kicking a$$ as always.

# May 25, 2011 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

sorry to laugh at your expense Metal Dude, but that sh!t cracked me up like it usually does....hey, at least Blind didn't call ya a fish headed mongoloid queer sniffer :)

# May 25, 2011 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. That_Metal_Dude writes:

its alright HR... i'm usually crackin up when u start schooling little chumps that come around here trying to bust on ur chops lol .... the way I see it, we are all one big happy METAL UNDERGROUND FAMILY here, I got nothing against BG, he simply spoke his mind...hehehe it's all good. :-)

# May 25, 2011 @ 10:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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