The earlier post where I mentioned Zakk Wylde being hospitalized with a suspected blood clot and Joey Jordison, drummer with Slipknot, being hospitalized for “personal reasons”… rumour now has it that Joey Jordison was suffering with a suspected ruptured appendix (suffering being the operative word… ouch!).
Zakk Wylde is reported to be recovering at home following the discovery of several blood clots in his leg. Black Label Society have now pulled out of the Pedal to the Metal tour but the other bands (Mudvayne, Suicide Silence, Bury Your Dead and support band Hellzapoppin) will continue without them. We’re not sure when Zakk and BLS will be back on the road again but if we catch wind of anything, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Slipknot next… unsurprisingly, the August and September dates for Slipknot are cancelled (refunds are being offered) but the news on the official Slipknot website is that Slipknot will headline the Cypress Hill Smokeout! along with many other bands including Cypress Hill and Deftones on October 24th and 25th in San Manuel Amphitheatre and festival grounds in San Bernardino, CA. (for a two day music festival and cannabis expo hosted by none other than Cheech and Chong!). My take on this is that Joey is on the mend and will be fit and well by the Cypress Hill Smokeout dates.