Top Drummer Joey Jordison
Rhythm, a British drumming magazine, recently revealed that according to a poll taken, Joey Jordison from the band Slipknot has been voted as the best drummer to have graced the music industry in the last twenty-five years. This indescribable honor was given to Jordison after he managed to beat noteworthy competitors such as Phil Collins and Dave Grohl in the voting poll. Speaking to the press, Jordison expressed his surprise and delight in knowing that thousands of fans appreciate his contributions to the music industry.
Joey Jordison, as he is known, was born Nathan Jonas Jordison on 26 April 1975. Living in Iowa his entire childhood, Jordison’s passion for music was recognized early on, his talent and skill for music developing with each passing day. He joined a number of bands along the way, but it was with the band called The Pale Ones (which was later renamed to Slipknot) that his music career skyrocketed. He was approached by Paul Gray in 1995, and while the band grew in popularity, so did his ability for songwriting and record producing. Slipknot is known for their unique style that varies between alternative metal, industrial metal, heavy metal and Nu metal. Winning an overwhelming percentage of the hundred thousand votes taken, Joey Jordison proved that he is a talented drummer and well loved by fans.
The Top Ten Drummers Of Past 25 Years listing saw Mike Portnoy from Dream Theatre take second place, followed by Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), Neil Peart (Rush), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Them Crooked Vultures, Foo Fighters), Travis Barker (Blink 182, Transplants), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa), Phil Collins (Genesis) and Chad Smith (Chickenfoot, Red Hot Chili Peppers). Joey Jordison said that he had no words to describe how honored he felt to be voted Top Drummer, but did manage to add: “This is beyond unbelievable. Something like this reminds me every day why I continue to do this.” Chris Barnes, the editor of Rhythm magazine, commented that the voting process confirmed Jordison’s popularity and the fact that music enthusiasts appreciate his “mind-blowing technicality and ability to bolster any project with his unique sound and style.”