We continue our series on arguably the biggest metal band in the world, Slipknot! Episode 4 of 4 in this series sees Nik and keefy close it out with the ascent to the top of heap of metal headling arena tours, festival headlining in Europe and America, Mayhem Fest, their fourth album “All Hope Is Gone” and a brief breeze through the rest of their career up to now. RIP Paul, and RIP Joey. Continue reading →
Arguably the biggest metal band in the world, Slipknot is the subject of our current series. Episode 2 of 4 picks up the band following the release of their game-changing debut, from Ozzfest side-stage opener to headlining over legends in just a year, followed by the release of their second album, Iowa (Roadrunner Records).
Kicking off a new series on arguably the biggest metal band in the world Slipknot! Episode 1 of 4 takes the band from their formation out of the mire of the Iowa metal and rock scene in the early 1990s, forming the “classic” line-up, working with Ross Robinson signing with Roadrunner Records , comparisons to Mushroomhead, to releasing the the epic debut album in 1999!
Roadrunner United was a project organized by iconic hard rock record label Roadrunner Records to celebrate its 25th anniversary, culminating in the U.S. Billboard Top 200, UK Albums, and Australian ARIA Albums-charting original The All Star Sessions. Four “team captains” (Slipknot’s Joey Jordison (RIP), Machine Head’s Robb Flynn, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy) were chosen to lead 57 artists from 45 past and present Roadrunner bands. On December 15, 2005, a concert celebrating the project, album, and anniversary took place at the Nokia Theater in New York City. That star-studded event featured multiple musicians, both past and present, from Roadrunner bands — as well as musicians that did not originally perform on the All-Star Sessions album. Now that album is getting a release in 2023 on multiple formats. Watch the live performance video of “The End (Live)”featuring Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy – right now!
Metal drumming legend Joey Jordison of Slipknot, The Murderdolls, Sinsaenum, and more died one year ago on July, 26th 2021. His family marked the occasion by sharing a memorial video in tribute. The post on the NathanJonasJordison.com website, shares some memories, a photo tribute from the family’s private collection, and a 15-minute video, which you can watch below.
Terrible news has come down as original Slipknot drummer, and early key member Joey Jordison has died. He was 46. According to a statement by Joey’s family delivered to Billboard.com, Joey was found dead in his sleep. According to TMZ, Joey‘s family said they will hold a private funeral service for him, but it’s unclear when Jordison also previously led bands such as Scar the Martyr, The Murder Dolls, Sinsaenum, Anal Blast, The Have Nots, and Vimic.He also notably recorded with OTEP and was featured on the now classic Roadrunner United album along with many other guest spots. Joey’s family’s statement to Billboard is as follows: