SLIPKNOT Drummer Says ROB ZOMBIE Is 'An Intense Guy'

The Pulse of Radio reports: Rob Zombie surprised fans when he hired SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison to sit behind the kit on tour after former drummer Tommy Clufetos abruptly bailed to join Ozzy Osbourne's band. Zombie has said recently that his current lineup is the best he's ever had, and Jordison told The Pulse of Radio what it's like to work with the singer. "Rob's an intense guy," he said. "I mean, he's just so very focused on what he wants, how the show looks, how the band is, all that. SLIPKNOT toured with Zombie on Ozzfest '99, first time I met Rob, and I saw that guy fire, like, people every day if something slightly went wrong, and that's not happening. I mean, he's super-, super-happy and the band is on fire — we're having a blast, man."

Zombie, Jordison and the rest of Zombie's band are currently on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with co-headliners KORN and others. The trek pulls into Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday (August 3).

Zombie and his touring band recently recorded three brand new songs for the upcoming CD/DVD re-release of his latest album, "Hellbilly Deluxe 2", due out on September 28.

Zombie, ALICE COOPER and Jordison's band MURDERDOLLS will join forces for the "Halloween Hootenanny" tour in September and October.

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