Slipknot is a nine-man crossover band from his home town. He writes some of the lyrics for the band's songs and plays guitar as well. Jordison is a former member of Avanga and Modifidious, both of which he left for Slipknot. He was also in Anal Blast, a side project of Modifidious. In addition to drumming for Slipknot, he plays guitar for the Murderdolls with Wednesday 13, a side project.
Joey is a talkative and diminutive lead drummer. He has long black hair with vivid red-steaks and wears a plain white, expressionaless, Japanese kabuki mask "The blank expression suits me. Just don't call us a 'pro wrestling' band - I'm short and I can't wrestle!" Lovingly refers to Slipknot fans as "maggots".
"Ross (Robinson) is insane! Once when we were recording here he threw a potted plant at me. It exploded on the wall all over my head and the dirt went in my mouth. It was awesome!" "When I first came into the band I was like, 'I have to be either in this band or I have to destroy it because it's so good'" Joey says he chose Number 1 because : "Well it works for me because it's kind of a pivotal thing for being in the bands like have to lay all the drums and guitar work. I'm always the person that has to lay something down or be the cement of the band. That's where the 1 thing came from for me." And on his mask .. "I didn't want to be just held down by one thing, I wanted to keep the whole thing like all options open. Like it's not something you can be held down to. It can be beautiful, it can be ugly, it can be disgusting, it can be all those things. Right now it's got like weird looking scars on it. I'm marketing it up a lot different so it doesn't necessarily look the same. It's cool man I just want people to get out of it what they want."
Jordison has played drums for Metallica at the 2004 Download Festival at Donnington due to Lars Ulrich's injury. He is good friends with Marilyn Manson and was involved with remixing Manson's Fight Song. He also appeared in Manson's video for the song Tainted Love.
In addition to creating the tribal "S" logo that all the band members have as a tattoo, he is known for his extremely fast double bass style of drumming and a solo that he performs whilst strapped into a rotating drum kit. He confesses that this is influenced by Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.