Sacked Slipknot sticksman Joey Jordison has once again been voted the best drummer in metal.
Readers of MusicRader cast more than 34,000 votes in the poll which saw the Scar The Martyr man come out on top ahead of Avenged Sevenfold's Arin Ilejay in second place.
On Jordison's victory, MusicRadar says: "While Slipknot have spent the 12 months since parting company with their drummer getting back to work, it's clear that Joey's drumming legacy stretches far beyond the confines of that band, and this award shows his loyal fanbase has not left his side. He may have been quiet of late, but we can't wait to see and hear what he's cooking up next."
There was an Ozzfest in England in 1998, and Korn canceled. So we got the call. It was Slayer, Pantera and Black Sabbath. We had to go on after Pantera. I was so terrified: ‘There’s gonna be a riot. I’m gonna get drawn and quartered. No one’s going to like our band.’ But we played, and I looked to the side. The guys from Pantera are watching us and singing the lyrics to our songs. Afterwards we made friends with Pantera. I was nervous and scared; I didn’t think I fit in. But they were so open to us. That backstage hospitality we try to have – it all came from Pantera. [Guitarist] Dimebag Darrell was the nicest fucking guy in the world. He could walk in and do a shot of Crown Royal with Justin Bieber, with Rick Nielsen, with James Brown – he was everybody’s best friend. And you could feel that energy when he was playing. After that day, I was like, ‘From now on, everybody’s allowed in this room. I don’t care if it’s Britney Spears.’ I became the backstage best friend. Whenever I showed up at a festival, the first thing I’d do is grab a bottle of whiskey and go knocking on doors to see who the funniest people are. You’d be surprised who the real fucking nutcases are.