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Joey Jordison Named Best Metal Drummer By Drum! Magazine

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Slipknot has issued the following announcement about Joey Jordison being named best metal drummer of the year by Drum! Magazine:

"Drum! Magazine just announced the winners for this year's Drummies and none other than our very own Joey Jordison was named Best Metal Drummer! Joey's signature Pro Mark stick was also named runner up in the Best Drum Stick category! Congratulations Joey!"

The runners up named by Drum! Magazine were Chris Adler, Mike Portnoy, Lars Ulrich, and Derek Roddy. All of the winners in the various categories can be found here.

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1. Rasputin writes:

WHAT THE f*** AM I READING

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Randomness writes:

Lol yeah indeed that is such a bad choice
i mean he's good but not nearly the best...
so many drummers are so much better the other ones listed are some of them (except ulrich) but there are so many better ones out there that people like these don't seem to care or know about

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. charest writes:

Lars Ulrich, i did get a laugh out of that one indeed

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'm convinced now that htey do these awards just to piss people off.

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Caveman1 writes:

Necrophagist!

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. EsotericSurgery writes:

I love Joey and I do enjoy Slipknot but this is laughable. George Kollias? Danny Carey?!

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 4:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metalmayhem writes:

Really??? How do they decide these awards....Bran Dailor, Tomas Haake, Tony Laureno.... whatever, good for Joey

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. FullMetalSlug writes:

I f***ing hate these stupid awards there just senseless to me and i agree with BG they do piss me off

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Rysis writes:

i dont know about you guys, have u even seen joey on live? Dave lombardo, Mike Portnoy and Nile Drummer are only ones who can almost be good as joey is, you might not like Slipknot, but its a fact that he is a hell of a drummer

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. xulbehemoth509 writes:

Far be it for me to say who is or isn't good. it is just some dipsh**'s opinion of what's "tasteful" in this matter just because joeys in the mainstream, he deserves a reward. Asheim, christy, hogland, inferno just to name a few who are just as if not more so. Once again it never fails to amaze me the opinion of the mainstream voice. Congrats to joey... I guess

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 5:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. EsotericSurgery writes:

Portnoy is good, but IMO Kollias from Nile is just plain better...he and Danny Carey IMO are the best in the world. Carey is one of the very few who can hold 4 beats/rythms simultaneously (polyrythms). Kollias is already clocked as the fastest in the world at something crazy like 260 beats per minute...Carey isn't quite as fast but his drumming is extremely technical and is always changing because he loves to experiment with other techniques.

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. eraserhead writes:

It seems like he gets so much credit now cause he's the last respectable musician left in slipknot

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Xavez writes:

This is just nonsense. Joey is good, don't get me wrong, but not good enough to be awarded the best. For my money Gene Hoglan is win. Think Of the band Death, and how he utilized the double bass. And listen to some of his solo's, i don't know just saying.

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Trendkill91 writes:

Every drummer named in this article is better then Joey besides Lars.

Every drummer shows more matuirty behind the kit when they play.
Joey is a great drummer, with alot of skill.
But this sounds just as odd when The Rev was named drummer of the year!

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. metalfan653 writes:

Joey Jordinson is a metal drummer? Wow I haven't been this suprised since I was told that The Rev was a metal drummer...

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Trendkill91 writes:

Ooooo Snap haha.

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. DeathInEye writes:

Tomas Haake scares me as a drummer. I swear he's a cyborg. I also like Blake Richardson of BTBAM, and Mario Duplantier of Gojira.

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Blindgreed1 writes:

#15: Lol. Good one.

The force is strong in this one...

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. metalradiohost writes:

you know I can see in the future and I see travis barker the winner next year. Ha ha dudes come on no proscriptor from absu or yanick bercier ex quo vadis its a joke

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. xDecapitation writes:

I do see why everybody is surprised, I mean Lombardo, Adler, Roddy, and Portnoy I do think have more skill as drummers. I guess what they're saying is, it's not about how fast you can double bass, or how many hundreds of different, original beats you can throw down, or how many solos you can bust out at any second...oh wait...


lol I don't understand why Ulrich would be in this discussion, I literally have a Metallica discography that I've been downloading for I think about 2 years now on hold just to piss him off.

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

lol i agree every other drumer listed is better even lars maybe not as much now but he was a pretty big influance on me when i started druming. id prob go with mike portnoy but indeed kollias of nile needs to be on that list hes a monster

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

angel corpses drummer has some pretty wicked feet look um up if havent heard um, pretty damn sweet band

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Genocide writes:

I would've voted Tomas Haake myself. He's a God at double bass. But I can see how Joey got this award. I mean he's constantly in the news about different bands he is working with or playing for. Joey is constantly going and going. Like that goddamn energizer bunny!

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. DarkXmaster writes:

Chris Adler is way better imho

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. hewhoshallnotbenamed writes:

let's see:
iggor cavalera
gene hoglan
martin axenrot
daniel svensson
dirk verbeuren
i'd name any of these guys before joey jordison

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 10:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Cynic writes:

Lol at xDecapitation's post. Meh, another day another day metal is ignored by the mainstream, doesn't bother me.

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Jans writes:

Haake didn't win it, because this competition's obviously for humans only.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 12:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. A7x rules dudes writes:

I think rev should have won this one too. He is just the best. Haha just kiding I figured that would piss some people off

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Arnian writes:

You're forgetting that these things are voted on by fans who doesn't know the first thing about drumming. The fact that Lars Ulrich pops up in every one of these things is proof of that. I saw Metallica live for the first time earlier this year, and the drumming was a major weak point. I mean, name me one other serious metal drummer that would f*** up the double bass at the end of One? If you can find one, I'd definitely start avoiding whatever bands he plays in.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 1:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. xsrg13 writes:

Chris Adler should of won this.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 1:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. RTB writes:

RYSIS, agreed mate...
I d love to see a drum off with some of these guys...joey doesnt get the recognition from diehard metal fans, because knots not really metal, maybe nu metal at the very least but they sound like a hard rock band...if joey was in a nile, a cannibal corpse, maybe a dethklok or some band like that then his critics would see his talent more...the award isnt surprising to me at all. Congrats joe \m/

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 1:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. m1ke writes:

Gene Hoglan, Jason Bittner, Dirk Verbeuren, Dave Haley, heck...even John Boecklin >; Jordison.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 2:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. MSB writes:

Hahaha, Terrible Terrible!!
Best drummer?? what a laugh... And no, Lars Ulrich is there too, and he's ahead of Derek Roddy, hehehe...
These are probably the signs of the end of the world, hehe.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 5:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. metal-man writes:

look is bg1 and the little d*** boys.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 6:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. metal-man writes:

the drummer in rush is the best.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 6:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Metal messiah writes:

Probably best nu metal drummer yes, but not best metal drummer. What about Shaun Drover of Megadeth, Jason Bittner of shadows fall or Andols Herrick of Chimaira?
It is always slipknot members that get these awards, helps being such a sellout band i guess.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 7:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. zMETALlica writes:

honestly i think you guys need to realize that these guys putting in the votes know NOTHING about metal. look at the other categories?! so be happy some good guys are getting SOME recognition: Chris Adler and Derek Roddy are definitely surprises to be mixed in with how mainstream the other guys are.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. weasel321 writes:

Danny Carey!!! He has more talent in his left ring finger than Joey

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 9:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. BrianMN writes:

Pete Sandoval even with his bad back smokes em all.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 9:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. xulbehemoth509 writes:

Let's dig bonham up and put him back to work I bet you he'd win next year HA!
If you wanna hear a good metallica song list to Vader's cover of fight fire with fire now that's f***ing drumming b****es

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 9:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. n0thinghead writes:

tho i'm happy for neil peart for best drummer (of course, drumming god) and mike portnoy for best prog, but i think danny carey (the drumming prodigy) shouldda been for best prog, and travis barker for punk AND pop is fvckin' hilarious. sucha overrated drummer. pretty good but NOT THAT good. JJ's good for best metal, BUT NOT THE BEST IMO, it shouldda been between chris adler (obvious choice) or bran dailor (mastodon) easily.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 10:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. zMETALlica writes:

xulbehemoth509: The Vader cover is the same sh** that Lars played on the original except with lots of samples on the drums. this makes the metallica version better.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 11:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. d writes:

Another great drummer that will never get enough credit is grant from this or the apocalypse if you don't know him look into him he's pretty much Chris adlers prodigy.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Rychemn writes:

........well at least they got the drums sticks right (should be #1 though)....been using pro marks since 1980.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. hellrat writes:

JAANE FVCKING SAARENPAA

AND

PAUL GODDAMNED BOSTAPH

BEST METAL PUMMELERS

lil' joe? nah, not even close....

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. LordAssenfroth writes:

THIS IS f***ING STUPID. JOEY SUCKS. DEREK RODDY IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN HE WILL EVER BE IT MAKE ME WANTS TO PUKE OUT OF MY VAGINA THAT I DONT EVEN f***ING HAVE.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. xulbehemoth509 writes:

For one zmetallica vader far superior in every way and of course this is a bias statement, but its true. It's just like the other covers they've done, they make it sound better! Imo

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. xulbehemoth509 writes:

LARS SUCKS

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. hellrat writes:

jeez...just bothered to notice that the sh!t danish ulb!tch was included in the nominations

well that about says it all....it ain't about drumming virtuosity AT ALL----just nothing but a gutter grade 'popularity contest'

stupid fvcking people

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. spanishforpanther writes:

Im still suprised that Paul Mazurkiewicz from Cannibal Corpse is never on these so called best "Metal" drummer lists. Same goes for Steve from Deicide.

# Jul 24, 2010 @ 12:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Half-Cat writes:

Whoever said it's nothing but a popularity contest is correct. I wouldn't even consider Ulrich a metal drummer anymore. Live he's either old or lazy and since Lombardo is about the same age and still kicking a$$ I'll go with lazy. There are so many death-style drummers with so much more talent, and many have been named here.

And one more thing: it's called DOUBLE KICK DRUM, not double bass. The bass drum is upright and hit with the sticks. How did these two get confused?

# Jul 24, 2010 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. MaggotFromNj writes:

in my opinion I think joey REALLY deserved the award, i mean what other drummer can drum upside down while strapped and is being pulled by gravity and still plays such an awesome drum solo. I mean yes there maybe some drummers here that may be better but Joey's live performances tops them all.

# Jul 26, 2010 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Trendkill91 writes:

^ Wrong.
On many levels man.

# Jul 26, 2010 @ 11:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. DeathCrush writes:

The best drummer in the world is obviously the most richest! THE WINNER GOES to.......


LARS ULRICH! The people have spoken. Can you guys play his drum beats off of and justice? More importantly, can you replicate his extraordinary raw prowess in St. Anger. I SAY NO SIR!

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 1:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. hellrat writes:

i think you mean: can the turd danish play the justice tracks??

mmmm, no

and: is the turd danish guilty of executing what is the fvcking atrocity that is the 'drumming' on st. chunder??

why yes he is

that little faggit has no fvcking business showing his moony face anywhere near a METAL fvcking drum kit....been that way SINCE justice (which he can't fvcking play)

name says it all....Turd Danish

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. Southern_Bastard writes:

Thats stupid. Here is real deal. My pics:

Hans Grossmann - ex-Necrophagist, Obscura

Blake Richardson - BTBAM

Vitek - DECAPITATED (RIP buddy)

Eric W. Brown - Inferi

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. OlafBerzerker writes:

excuse me drum magazine while i go put my nutsack on your drum set.

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. EsotericSurgery writes:

Relax HR, DC was clearly joking...

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. hellrat writes:

ya brother, i figured that....but then, i DO remember him stating very clearly that he thinks st. chunder is the best of that band's material?

turd danish fvcking sucks the big fvckin smoke pole

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. Chains writes:

There's no way Joey is a better drummer than Mike.

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. RememberMetal? writes:

Credit must be given where it's due, but the best drummers are all in bands with (unfortunately) smaller fan bases.

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. ASpaceMan writes:

and in other news, there appears to be reports of pigs flying.

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. Chalice writes:

1. Steve Flynn
2. Gene Hoglan
3. Richard Christy
4. George Kolias
5. Pete Sandoval

These awards are obviously a popularity contest.

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. $lipKn0T writes:

joey kiks a$$ diksukers he deserves it

# Aug 6, 2010 @ 6:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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65. kadgnka writes:

That dude is garbage. That award means nothing if they gave it to him over chris adler.

# Aug 6, 2010 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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66. metalrox555 writes:

It really sounds like they went by which drummers are the biggest names because most of those drummers on that list are just the ones that most people know. Jordison is a pretty good drummer and anyone who would deny that is just blinded by their hate of Slipknot, but he is certainly not the best in my opinion.

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