Slipknot Part Ways with Craig Jones

Slipknot shared a brief statement today (June 7) that they’re parting ways with sampler/keyboardist Craig Jones.

The metal band’s statement read, “To our fans, Slipknot is announcing that we have parted ways with Craig Jones. We wish Jones all the best for the future.”

Surprisingly, shortly after, the band removed the post and posted another cryptic photo…


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Jones had been a member of Slipknot since 1996.

This news comes after percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan said he’s sitting out a number of upcoming shows to be with his wife, who is going “through some health issues.”

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