Rumors are circulating that Slipknots song, The Negative One was written about former drummer, Joey Jordison. Lyrics included are,"The Lord Of Lies / You Had To Be Set Free / Opposing Sides / Your Choices Are The Negative One And Me." Also Jordison was also assigned the number, 1 as his alias shortly after the band formed. Founding member Jordison was let go from the band late last year. The band has not addressed the rumors. More
Meanwhile Lamb Of God's Chris Adler has refused to confirm or deny that he played drums on the upcoming Slipknot album, saying that "right now I think silence is golden." Some fans have observed that the drumming style was similar to that of Adler, and Lamb of God does have a prior working relationship with Slipknot. ABC News Radio asked Adler about the Internet chatter and he said: "Right now I don't think those guys need me, or need me talking about it. You know, I listened to it and I thought it sounded a little bit like me, too. At the moment, I just don't recall doing it.
Meanwhile other reports have suggested that Slipknot has recruited former Madball and Against Me! drummer Jay Weinberg to play on the new album and tour. Weinberg is the son of Max Weinberg, longtime Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band drummer.