‘I learned so much from Joey’: Wednesday 13 Reflects On Friendship With Joey Jordison + Murderdolls Anniversary

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This year marks the 20th anniversary since Wednesday 13 and late Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison formed the Murderdolls. As big horror fans, we adore the music of the Murderdolls; with a plethora of bloody anthems, Wednesday and Joey offered fans a great blend of horror and metal through their two studio albums.

Wednesday 13 is currently on the road supporting his upcoming new album Horrifier, as well as celebrating the Murderdolls anniversary. Per a new interview with Metal Injection, Wednesday was asked about his relationship with that of the late Joey Jordison, as well as the work the two did together through the Murderdolls. This is everything Wednesday had to say about Joey and the band:

“I still love it. That was my first time going on a real tour, traveling the world, having magazines, having videos. You know, it was everything I ever dreamed about when I was 26 years old. But the music on that first album, some people know, some people don’t know, but like 95% of that music was from my previous band, Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13. And Joey loved the band and he heard that rawness in those recordings I had, but he wanted to use those songs and he wanted to produce them.

“A lot of people know Joey as a drummer, but he’s an amazing producer. He’s just got a musical wit that’s just there. And he was able to take those songs from those versions I had and produce them and put his drumming style to it. So yeah, it was cool to hear those songs go from… It was like the Christine movie watching this little beat up car get polished up into this killing machine. And it was great. And I learned so much from Joey.

“I learned how to be a better musician in the studio. He made me want to be better. We had a great chemistry. It was a blast. It’s hard to believe that was 20 years ago and it’s hard to believe that he’s not here with us anymore. I wish we could have celebrated that together and all that, but as long as the music is there his memory will live on. And as long as I’m alive, I’ll keep his memory alive as well.

“Just being in the presence of Joey when we did those records, the first one and the second album, it’s just crazy to be in a room with someone and you see someone like Dave Grohl walk up to Joey and just start praising him for his drumming or Charlie Benante from Anthrax going, ‘Dude, how do you do this?’ Every time you were around him, you felt cool, you know? That was the best thing. You felt cool. You felt popular. And it was like, Yeah, this is my buddy. This is my friend.”

We love and miss you Joey <3 You will always be remembered for your wonderful heart and the amazing art you created.

Last month, Wednesday 13 spoke to how he feels about ex-Murderdolls touring member Acey Slade stealing (allegedly) the Murderdolls trademark from Joey.