Joey Jordison Biography – Joey Jordison Wiki
Joey Jordison (born Nathan Jonas Jordison) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer and co-founder of the metal band Slipknot. In addition to Slipknot, he also played guitar in the horror punk band Murderdolls and drums in Scar the Martyr and his most recent band, Sinsaenum.
Slipknot exploded onto the music scene from the unlikely locale of Des Moines, Iowa, in the 1990s. Jordison was a highly visible member of the band. He also co-wrote many of their songs. He was a member from their formation in 1995 until his departure in late 2013.
Formed by members of a dizzying array of Des Moines-area hard rock bands, Slipknot made its debut in December of 1995. Jordison, along with bassist Paul Gray — who died in 2010 — and percussionist Shawn Crahan, was a core early member, suggesting the band’s name and working with the others to plot its strategy. The group self-released its debut album, “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.,” on Halloween Day, 1996, with vocalist Corey Taylor replacing original singer Anders Colsefni several months later.
As the buzz around their performances increased, veteran metal producer Ross Robinson signed on to helm an album with the group, and they signed with hard rock powerhouse Roadrunner Records in 1998. An appearance on the 1999 metal-oriented Ozzfest tour, coinciding with the release of their self-titled official debut album, vaulted the band into stardom. With their overpowering stage shows and masked identities, Slipknot was more about the experience than music, and the group soon acquired a rabid following. Not surprisingly, the members were often combative, and the group’s lineup had many changes throughout its history.
By the early 2000s, Slipknot was one of the biggest hard rock bands in the world, working with producer Rick Rubin on their 2004 third effort, “Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses” and winning their first Grammy in 2006. However, internal problems remained, exacerbated by Gray’s death from a drug overdose in 2010. The group was uncertain whether to continue, but resumed touring the following year and began work on an album in 2013.
However, Jordison was apparently fired late in 2013, saying in a Facebook post that he “did not quit” and was “shocked” and “blindsided.” He later revealed that he suffered from a neurological disorder that impaired his drumming, although he played drums in his most recent band, Sinsaenum. He formed Scar the Martyrn shortly after leaving Slipknot. That group split in 2016; he joined Sinsaenum shortly after and played with them until the present.
Joey Jordison Age
He was born on April 26, 1975, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. He died on July 26, 2021, aged 46.
Joey Jordison Wife
Was Joey Jordison married? It is unclear whether he was married.
Joey Jordison Family
He was born to Steve and Jackie Jordison. He had two younger sisters. He embraced music at an early age, which he attributes to his parents’ influence: “They always sat me down in front of the radio, rather than the TV.” He played guitar until receiving his first drum kit as a gift from his parents at age eight, and started his first band while in elementary school. Jordison’s parents divorced when he was young. The children stayed with their mother. His mother remarried and set up a funeral parlor where Jordison would occasionally help.
Joey Jordison Death
Slipknot Drummer Nathan Jonas “Joey” Jordison passed away on July 26, 2021, at the age of 46 after suffering from transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder. A statement from Jordison’s family said: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26, 2021. He was 46.
“Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow. To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music. The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time. The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”
Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Cause of Death
Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison’s cause of death was not revealed. A rep for his family said he died “peacefully in his sleep” but did not specify a cause of death. He suffered from transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder.
Joey Jordison Illness – Joey Jordison Health Problems
In June 2016, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison revealed the reason that he parted ways with Slipknot was down to illness. Jordison revealed that a neurological disorder he suffered from was to blame for his departure from Slipknot.
“I got really really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis, I lost my legs,” he told the audience at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards on June 12, 2016. “I couldn’t play any more. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.”
Joey Jordison Net Worth
Joey Jordison’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Joey Jordison Height
How tall is Joey Jordison? He was 5′ 2″ (1.6 m) tall.
Joey Jordison Instagram
Joey Jordison’s Instagram handle is @thejoeyjordison.