RIP Joey Jordison, Founding Member and Acclaimed Drummer of Slipknot
Whenever you read or hear news about someone losing their life, it’s a difficult thing to process. Today is one of those days after news broke of the iconic founding member and acclaimed drummer of Slipknot, Joey Jordison. Slipknot was a significant part of my introduction to heavier music in general, largely thanks to my two older brothers who were Slipknot fanatics. I was extremely saddened to hear the news from my eldest brother today.
I unfortunately never got a chance to see the band live, but their first two records Slipknot (1999) and Iowa (2001) remain a significant part of my musical intake. I still remember being introduced to Slipknot and more specifically Jordison’s playing on the track Sulfur from their 2008 record All Hope is Gone as a kid. I didn’t understand and still don’t understand how a drummer could play that fast and heavy. It’s truly breathtaking.
I can only hope to accomplish a fraction of the legacy Jordison left behind as a musician. His name will live on for the rest of human history and it’s a shame he’s gone so soon. Below are a few Slipknot concerts I’ve watched throughout the years that are a perfect representation of Jordison’s playing. Regardless if you’re a Slipknot fan or not, give these concerts a viewing and throw on one of their records with Jordison to experience his unbelievably booming drumming. RIP Joey Jordison.
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