Joey Jordison Thought He Was The ‘Cool One’ In Slipknot, Wednesday 13 Recalls

Former Murderdolls vocalist Wednesday 13 sat down with Metal Hammer and told his story of meeting Slipknot’s former drummer Joey Jordison without knowing much about the band:

“[Slipknot] just weren’t the sort of thing I listened to at home. I said, ‘So you’re in Slipknot? Now, which one are you?’ And he goes, ‘I’m the cool-looking one.’ We just both started laughing and that was it.”

Wednesday added that because he didn’t get starstruck in front of Joey, the two were able to form a genuine connection:

“Joey actually asked me, ‘Do you like Slipknot?’ I said, ‘Not really’ and he just laughed. He loved it that I didn’t care who he was. He wasn’t like, ‘I am Joey Jordison, you better do what I say.’ He never had that type of attitude.”

He also added that Jordison was a fan of Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13, so Wednesday was initially going to play bass in Murderdolls. He said:

“He genuinely loved the band. Then he goes, ‘I’ve got three months off from Slipknot before we go back out. I’m gonna fly you over to Iowa, we’re gonna jam, we wanna use some of these [Frankenstein Drag Queens…] songs.’”

Joey formed Murderdolls in 2002 as a side project from Slipknot. The band released two albums- ‘Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls’ in 2002 and ‘Women and Children Last’ in 2010. The band were split up permanently in 2011.

In 2016, Joey Jordison revealed that he had been diagnosed with acute transverse myelitis, and he passed away on July 26, 2021. In a separate interview, he mentioned his illness in detail, and addressed to his former band Slipknot:

“I want you all to give them praise. We accomplished a lot, and I wish them nothing but luck and the best of praise. Toward the end of my career in Slipknot, I got really, really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis. I lost my legs. I couldn’t play anymore. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I don’t wish on my worst enemy.”

Wednesday 13 announced he will be touring this Fall with his current band to celebrate Murderdolls’ 21st Anniversary. You can check the dates.

The band will embark on an Australian Tour also for Murderdolls, you can check the tour dates and ticket sales, which will begin on July 21.