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Joey Jordison


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Nathan Jonas Jordison (born on April 26, 1975 in Des Moines, Iowa) more commonly known as Joey Jordison, is an American drummer and guitarist. He is best known for his role as the drummer for nu metal band Slipknot during the 1990s and 2000s. He is also well known as the guitarist for Murderdolls, a glam metal/horror punk band which he founded in the 2000s.

While in high school, Jordison played drums in his high school’s drumline and jazz band. This helped profoundly to improve his drumming ability, which has since made him the top rated drummer by music media across the world.[1][2]

Jordison had worked at a Sinclair gas station in Waukee, Iowa and played in various extreme metal bands from around the Des Moines area, including Modifidious and Anal Blast. Slipknot released an album in 1996 named Mate.Feed.Kill.Repeat. Only 1000 copies were ever made and sold worldwide. It wasn’t until their second album that they began to garner significant attention, charting at a respectable #51 on the Billboard chart. Jordison, along with his band, played in several Ozzfest tours, headlining the tour in 2001.

Another Slipknot album “Iowa” was released in 2001 this saw Jordison’s band reaching super-stardom, the album debuted in at #1 in the US Billboard charts and number #1 in both the United Kingdom and Canada’s national charts. After touring relentlessly, Slipknot went on hiatus.


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