When Joey Jordison looks back on 2010, it will be with the most mixed of emotions. Reuniting with Murderdolls partner-in-crime Wednesday 13 and settling onto Rob Zombie’s drum stool saw Joey at his happiest during Slipknot downtime. Topped off, of course, by being crowned the best drummer of the last 25 years in Rhythm’s poll.
But the year also brought with it the very darkest of days following the untimely death of Slipknot bass player Paul Gray in May.
Come the end of the year, Rhythm magazine caught up with Joey to talk through the aforementioned ups and downs, and take a look at his current drum setup - exclusive shots of which you’ll find in this gallery. We’ve also included some choice quotes about the gear, Joey’s songwriting and recording process, and his obsession with music.
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