Nun, drei Wochen später, scheint die Situation innerhalb er Band doch nicht so klar zu sein, wie anfangs gedacht. Joey Jordison persönlich postete zur großen Überraschung Folgendes auf seiner Facebook-Seite:
To my fans, friends, and associates…
I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumors and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans. This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you. While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year.
Eine Antwort seitens der Band gibt es bisher nicht. Wir halten euch auf dem Laufenden!