Joey Jordison

Name Joey Jordison
Birth date 26 April 1975
Country USA
City Des Moines

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While in highschool, Jordison attended a jazz school, this helped profoundly to improve his drumming ability, which has since made him become one of the top rated drummers by music media across the world.

Before joining Slipknot, Joey often sang for his side project, Welcome To The Gerbil Cove, Jordison had worked at a gas station and played in various extreme metal bands from around the Des Moines area, including the likes of; Modifidious and Anal Blast. Although Slipknot released an album in 1996, it wouldn't be 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, featured on 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 #3 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.

Jordison however, did not rest long, he remixed "the Fight Song" for Marilyn Manson and then featured in Manson's video for "Tainted Love". In 2002 along with Wednesday 13 and Tripp Eisen, Jordison formed what would become his second most popular band; Murderdolls.

He played un-masked with the Murderdolls and recorded an album of 13's songs, "Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls" playing most of the instruments on it. The glam metal/horror punk band became very popular in the United Kingdom and China in particular before the group went on hiatus in order for Jordison to return to Slipknot. Jordison still plays with both members of Murderdolls and Slipknot

Since returning to Slipknot, Jordison recorded a fourth album with the group "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)" released in 2004, the album climbed to #2 in the Billboard chart, and the same position in the United Kingdom.

In the summer of 2004 at Download Festival, Lars Ulrich of headliners Metallica became ill suddenly, and was unable to perform with the band. Jordison along with Dave Lombardo stepped up, and filled in for Ulrich. Joey played most of the set with Metallica. In December of 2004 Joey filled in for drummer Frost of Norwegian black metal band Satyricon after Frost was unable to get into the country, for the band's tour of the United States.