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Joey Jordison (his real name is Nathan Jonas Jordison, was born on April 26, 1975). He is is an American drummer from Des Moines, Iowa. He is best known for his role as drummer for Slipknot during the 1990s and 2000s. He has also played with industrial-metal group Ministry, high profile metal act Metallica, and black metal legends Satyricon. He is also well known as the guitarist for Murderdolls, a glam metal/horror punk band which he founded in the 2000s, that is currently on indefinate hiatus due to the Murderdolls' members' side projects.
There is meaning behind each Slipknot members' mask. They are a reflection of their personalities or a past personal experience. Jordison's Japanese Kabuki mask reflects a personal experience; when he was younger his mother wore the mask when he came home from halloween drunk. He was terrified of the emotionless stare of the mask. In the early days of Mate Feed Kill Repeat (album) he wore one plain white. For the Self-Titled album Slipknot, he decorated it with a few stripes and dots of paint. In Iowa he painted it with fake blood all over his mask, and for Vol. 3 he did a variation of designs on it, more notable with claw slashes. He also quotes: "The design enables it to feel however you want it to feel; scary, evil or perverted. All those things held in one mask". His new mask showed at the Fuse Fangoria Award show is gray with black markings.
He has been criticized by numerous Ministry fans for not being able to perform most Ministry songs to a reasonable degree. Fuck Them.