Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor reflects on first meeting the late Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison.
Via an op-ed that Dailor wrote for Revolver, the Mastodon drummer goes into first meeting Jordison, Jordison being a fan of Mastodon’s music, a movie that the two bonded over, and how much he misses the late Slipknot drummer.
Below you will find excerpts from the op-ed the Mastodon drummer wrote. Per Dailor:
“I first met Joey Jordison during Mastodon’s first big arena tour, which was in Europe with Slayer and Slipknot… Once I went and talked to [Joey], I realized he was very knowledgeable about Mastodon. We had just put out Leviathan, and he liked our first album, Remission, and was talking about songs on that. ‘Are you playing this song? Are you playing that song?’ He was very complimentary and very cool right off the bat.
“Early on, we realized that we both had a very deep knowledge of River’s Edge, which is an Eighties movie that has Slayer in the soundtrack and stars Crispin Glover and Keanu Reeves. We both watched it all the time as kids and knew all the lines and subtle nuances of those particular lines, and we would always try to outdo each other while quoting it constantly. Quoting that movie became a huge part of our relationship.”
“Throughout our many years of friendship, he was such a big cheerleader. After the show he’d be like, ‘Oh man, that roll you did.’ There was no competition — he was excited about us playing and getting to watch me. And he was very funny.”
“I really loved that guy and I’m gonna miss him so much. But he gave the world so much in such a short period of time.”
Today is the late Joey Jordison’s birthday. We miss you everyday Joey and hope you are at peace.
If you want to read the full op-ed written by the Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor, you can click this link here.
Words by: Michael Pementel