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See Joey Jordison's Iconic Vertical Drum Solo From Slipknot's 'Disasterpieces'

Late drummer gave mind-bending performance while spinning upside down

Joey Jordison wasn't just one of the greatest metal drummers of his era by technical standards, he was also a terrific showman. The late Slipknot co-founder wasn't the most extroverted performer of original Nine (that would be a toss-up between Shawn "Clown" Crahan or Corey Taylor) but his humongous presence behind the kit could be felt during any moment of a given song, and he knew how to gift the audience what they came to see. 

Quite possibly the most memorable and jaw-dropping performance in Jordison's fruitful career was his iconic drum solo from Slipknot's 2002 Disasterpieces DVD. The Iowa-era spectacle featured the late legend strapped to a rotating drum riser that turned him upside down and spun around while he banged out furious rhythms.

The wacky setup was first made famous by Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee during the Eighties, but Jordison did the damn thing while wearing a mask — and with way heavier blast beats. The "Disasterpieces Solo" was a popular gateway into metal theatrics for so many young fans over the last 20 years, and it still holds up even if you've seen it 15, 20 or 100 times. 

Watch it above in honor of 'Knot's #1 soldier. Rest in power.