DJ Sid "0" Wilson is Slipknot's turntablist and is responsible for the scratching sounds heard on both the s/t album and Iowa. Outisde Slipknot, Sid is known by aka DJ Starscream and has released many solo albums.
Joey "1" Jordison is the drummer for Slipknot and is part of the old line-up. He is responsible for the blast beats and double bass drum patterns evident on some of Slipknot's popular cuts such as "People=Shit" and "Metabolic".
Paul "2" Gray is the bass player of the band and is part of the original Slipknot line-up. Unlike the rest of the band, he was in fact born in Los Angeles. Sadly Paul passed away in 2010. See our dedicated page for Paul's Death.
Chris "3" Fehn is the second custom percussionist for the band, replacing Brandon. Chris was friends with Shawn Crahan before joining the band. Before joining the band, Chris was an electrician.
James "4" Root is the rhythm guitarist of Slipknot, and replaced Josh Brainard during the final stages of the s/t albums recording. Jim was also part of Stone Sour with Corey Taylor. He shares lead and rhythm guitar duties in both bands.
Craig "5" Jones is the sampler/synth player of the band and provides the band with sampled sound clips from obscure as well as popular, horror flicks. His nickname is 133 (as that was the fastest computer speed at the time)
Shawn "6" Crahan is one of the founding members of Slipknot and currently serves as one of the two custom percussionists for the band. He is touted as the man behind the whole concept of Slipknot and always gets into trouble, especially with concert security.
Mick "7" Thomson is the lead guitar player and the resident serial killer fanatic. He was recruited by the band through local Des Moines act - Modifidious, and runs his own guitar school called "Ye Olde Guitar Shop". Also a BC Rich endorsee for 5 years, but after a disagreement with his guitars, Mick changed from BC Rich to Ibanez.
Corey "8" Taylor was recruited from local Des Moines group - Stone Sour, a runner-up on the Battle of the Bands contest right behind Slipknot. He also works on a porn shop prior to joining Slipknot as the vocalist, replacing Anders.