Top 20 Secrets About Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison is a name that is synonymous with hard-hitting, fast and aggressive drumming. He is best known for his work with Slipknot, but has also been involved with several other bands, including Murderdolls, Scar the Martyr, Rob Zombie and Vimic.

Joey Jordison

Here are 10 things you might not know about Joey Jordison:

1. He started playing drums when he was just 5 years old

2. His first drum kit was a gift from his parents

3. He cites Metallica as one of his biggest influences

4. He was once part of a band called The Rejects with future Slipknot bandmate Shawn Crahan

5. He co-founded Slipknot in 1995

6. He has a fear of flying, but still tours with Slipknot regularly

7. He has his own line of signature drums and drumsticks with Pearl

8. He has a tattoo of Slipknot’s logo on his right arm

9. He appeared on Rob Zombie’s album Educated Horses, playing drums on the track “The Lords of Salem”

10. He won the Best Drummer award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in 2010 and 2013

11. He was voted the best drummer of the last 25 years by readers of Modern Drummer magazine in 2011

12. He has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning one for “Best Metal Performance” in 2006

13. He has a fear of needles, but still has several tattoos

14. He is left-handed, but plays drums right-handed

15. He has his own record label, called Soulfoundation, which has released albums by bands such as The Browning and All That Remains

16. He owns a snakeskin jacket that was once owned by Elvis Presley

17. He is a fan of the TV show Breaking Bad and has a Walter White bobblehead on his drum kit

18. He suffers from Meniere’s disease, which causes vertigo and hearing loss

19. His Slipknot bandmate Corey Taylor once said that Joey is “the single most important member of Slipknot”

20. He was ranked number 1 in Drummer magazine’s “50 Greatest Drummers of All Time” poll in 2016

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