Nathan Jonas Jordison (born April 26, 1975 in Des Moines, Iowa), better known by his stage name Joey Jordison, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. With Slipknot, Jordison has performed on four studio albums, and produced the live album 9.0: Live. He is also the rhythm guitarist for the horror punk band Murderdolls, which he helped establish while on tour with Slipknot. Outside the majority of his projects, Jordison has performed with other heavy metal groups such as Rob Zombie, Metallica, and Ministry. Jordison uses several drum brands including Pearl and ddrum
In November 28, 1995, Mark Anthony Cadavos approached Jordison while he was working, offering him a position in a new project called The Pale Ones. A lot of Slipknot's early development was discussed by band members while Jordison worked night shifts at Sinclair's garage. Each member of Slipknot is assigned a number; Joey was assigned "#1". Joey has produced one album with Slipknot: 2005 live album 9.0: Live. In August, 2008, Jordison broke his ankle and Slipknot had to cancel some of its England tour dates. As a result, Slipknot canceled following shows in August and September, to give Jordison time to recover.
In August 2010 Jordison was voted the best drummer of the past 25 years by readers of Rhythm magazine. Competitors included Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Dave Grohl etc. When asked to comment he stated "I'm at a loss for words. This is beyond unbelievable. Something like this reminds me every day why I continue to do this