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10 Aug

Joey Jordison is The Greatest Drummer of the Last 25 Years

Recently, U.K.'s Rhythm magazine kick-started an online poll to find out who its readers thought was the greatest drummer of the last quarter of a century. Over 102,000 votes later a winner has been crowned: none other than Joey Jordison of Slipknot.

A masked metal messiah. Ever since blast beating his way into the drum world back in 1999 as Slipknot unleashed their stunning debut, Joey has cemented himself as the master of metal playing. Lightning fast-yet-supremely-technical, Joey has proven himself equally adept outside of the confines of Slipknot, having worked with Korn, Rob Zombie, Murderdolls and more, as well as stepping in to save the day at the last minute for Lars Ulrich, of Metallica, at Download 2004.

Like others on the list, Joey has branched out beyond drumming, enjoying success as a producer and even appearing in a handful of movies. However, for us, he’ll always be a drum legend first and foremost, and it looks like the readers agree with us as he was the runaway winner of our Greatest Drummer of the Last 25 Years poll, taking an amazing 37% of the votes. That means that the Slipknot man earned more than 38,000 votes in just seven days on his way to being crowned as the finest drummer of the last quarter of a Century. The complete list is as follows.


"The 20 Greatest Drummers Of The Last 25 Years," according to readers of U.K.'s Rhythm magazine:

01. Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT)
02. Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER)
03. Gavin Harrison (PORCUPINE TREE)
04. Neil Peart (RUSH)
05. Dave Grohl (NIRVANA, THEM CROOKED VULTURES)
06. Travis Barker (BLINK-182, TRANSPLANTS)
07. Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN)
08. Vinnie Colaiuta (FRANK ZAPPA, STING, JEFF BECK)
09. Phil Collins (GENESIS)
10. Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHICKENFOOT)
11. Brann Dailor (MASTODON)
12. Steve Gadd (ERIC CLAPTON, PAUL SIMON)
13. Thomas Lang
14. Stewart Copeland (THE POLICE)
15. Terry Bozzio (FRANK ZAPPA)
16. Josh Freese (A PERFECT CIRCLE, DEVO)
17. Cozy Powell (RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH)
18. Jeff Porcaro (TOTO, MICHAEL JACKSON)
19. Stephen Morris (JOY DIVISION, NEW ORDER)
20. Steve White (PAUL WELLER, OASIS)