Joey Jordison: “I Knew Slipknot Would Turn The World Upside Down”
In the brand new issue of Metal Hammer, we have an exclusive chat with Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison about his incredible life and career, playing for Metallica, the future of Murderdolls and the loss of his best friend, Paul Gray.
“When we started Slipknot I knew right then that this band would turn the world upside down,” he notes. “I had my first practice on September 25 1995 when we were called The Pale Ones. Shawn was playing drums back then, but he wanted to become a frontman and play percussion, so I took over drums and we started building the band from that point.”
“The first song we wrote was (sic), which was really slow when we first wrote it. It almost had a Ministry vibe, with that industrial flavour and hypnotic groove to it. Then we started to figure out the really intense kind of music we wanted to make and sped it up!”
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