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Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison tops magazine poll

Joey Jordison
Image caption Jordison is noted for simultaneously playing two bass drums

Joey Jordison, who plays with masked metal band Slipknot, has topped a vote on the best drummers of the past 25 years.

Jordison beat off competition from Nirvana and Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Phil Collins to win the poll for UK magazine Rhythm.

The 35-year-old is strapped into his seat during live shows as he performs on a spinning stage which tips to a 90-degree angle.

He said he was "at a loss for words".

"This is beyond unbelievable. Something like this reminds me every day why I continue to do this," he added.

Second on the poll, which drew 100,000 votes, was Mike Portnoy of US prog-metal band Dream Theater and third spot was Gavin Harrison of Hemel Hempstead rockers Porcupine Tree.

Rush's Neil Peart came fourth in the vote with Foo Fighters' Grohl, a former member of seminal grunge band Nirvana and drummer for Them Crooked Vultures, rounding out the top five.

Former Genesis drummer Phil Collins made the top ten, coming in at number nine with around 0.3% of the vote.

Editor of Rhythm magazine Chris Barnes praised Jordison's "mind-blowing technicality and ability to bolster any project with his unique sound and style".

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