SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison will spend the spring and summer of 2010 pounding the skins for new labelmate Rob Zombie, who is embarking on a very busy touring schedule. Zombie said, “Joey is an absolutely crushing drummer and I am thrilled to have him as part of the Zombie family. His amazing skills promise to take the live show to a whole new level of insanity.”
Jordison also commented, saying, “I am honored, proud and excited to announce that I have joined the ranks as the new touring drummer for Rob Zombie. I’ve been a fan of Zombie’s since the beginning. I’ve toured with them and have always wanted to play for them. When John 5 called me up to ask if I knew any drummers I could recommend, I said, only half-jokingly, ‘Yeah, me!”
Jordison is universally recognized as not only one of the best drummers in hard rock, but as one of the most talented skinsmen in music, period. He will be sitting behind the kit for several appearances and tours throughout the year, namely the “Gruesome Twosome” tour, which features Zombie along with his longtime pal, Alice Cooper, which begins April 26 in Canada and runs through May 4 in Wyoming. Following that historic tour, Jordison will tour alongside Zombie as part of the 2010 Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which Zombie is co-headlining with Korn. That tour kicks off July 10 in San Bernardino, California and runs through August 14 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
“This show and set-list is mind blowing, and what better way to kick things off than the ‘Gruesome Twosome’ tour with horror-rock legend Alice Cooper,” Jordison said. “I want to thank all the Slipknot fans for their support and the Rob Zombie fans for welcoming me in. The Demonoid Phenomenon is on its way!”
Jordison will make his debut with Zombie at the 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards, held on April 8, 2010, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Zombie will be closing out the evening’s awards ceremony with what is sure to be a “must see” performance.
Before the Mayhem festival in Indianapolis in August, I have never had the opportunity to see Slipknot live. I knew they had a pretty awesome fan base, but I had no idea what to expect from their live show.
The Verizon Wireless Center was packed to the gills, after Disturbed got everyone charged up with their live show, a short 30 minutes later Slipknot took the stage. The show opened in complete darkness. Not a light to be seen on the stage. Everyone with a lighter or cell phone had this venue illuminated. The stands and lawn were packed with bodies every where you could see. It had to look pretty awesome from the stage, as it was very cool from where I was standing.
Slipknot’s set was a heavy as hell, high energy, but extremely entertaining set.
The set list was as follows:Danger- Keep Away, Surfacing, The Blister Exists, Get This, Spit It Out, Before I Forget, Disasterpiece, Pychosocial, The Heretic’s Anthem, Prosthetics, Duality, All Hope Is Gone, People = Shit, and an encore with (Sic).
(#8) Corey Taylor can go from a normal melodic vocal to a heavy death metal scream in the blink of an eye, and he does it well.
Slipknot is the only band I have ever seen to use three drummers. (#1) Joey Jordinson crushes on his traditional drum kit, while (#6) Shawn “The Clown” Crahan and (#3) Chris Fehn both play their own custom percussion, as well as marching band style drums during some songs.
(#5) Craig Jones new mask kind of cracked me up. For whatever reason, he reminded me of a muppet when he was headbanging back from his sampler.
The encore with (Sic) was extremely cool as (#1) Joey Jordinson’s drums kits came up on a riser and moved around. The last time I saw anything remotely like this, it was during Motley Crue’s Girls, Girls, Girls tour from 1987.
This video isn’t mine, but it was too cool not to show you.
The lights, the stage, the masks and the metal all added to the show that Slipknot put on. I must admit that I have never seen a metal show like this one, and I absolutely loved it. I am not the biggest Slipknot fan, but I would definitely go see these guys again if they came near me. No metalhead should miss Slipknot’s live show. Even if you aren’t a fan of the music, you should go for the experience. Slipknot puts on one hell of a great concert.
I hope you enjoy the videos below!