Joey Jordison was born and raised in the Des Moines area. Often counted as one of the top ten best drummers in the world, he started playing when he was 5 years old and began his musical career playing in a number of metal bands that revolved around the Runway scene and filling in from time to time on Drums with his stepdad's Dixieland Jazz band the Maple Street Jazz Band. Though not nearly as well known for his guitar playing, he began playing guitar when he was 6.
During the early 1990s he played in a number of bands including Modifidious, The Rejects and with Paul in the Minneapolis band Anal Blast. Then 1995 he joined Slipknot carrying on a writing partnership with Paul that would produce a majority of the music of Slipknot and The Have Nots. Morphing out of the re-formed Rejects he started the Murderdolls. In addition to playing and touring with Slipknot and the Murderdolls, he has toured with Ministry, Korn, Rob Zombie and Satyricon and has produced countless records.