Facts of Mick Thomson
|Full Name||Mick Thomson|
|Birth Name||Mickael Gordon Thomson|
|Birth City||Des Moines, IA|
|Date of Birth||November 3,1973|
|Married Date||October 5,2012|
Mick Thomson is one of the two guitarists for the metal band, Slipknot, where he is the Number 7 (the rest of the band are numbered from 0 to 8). Among the fans, he is famous with the name, Log. The third longest-serving member of Slipknot since he joined the band in 1996.
The former member of the bands includes Chris Fehn, Greg Welts, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Brandon Darner, Josh Brainard, Donnie Steele, and Anders Colsefni.
From his more than 25 years of contribution to the band as a guitarist, he has accumulated a net worth of $20 million as of February 2020.
Mick Thomson Involvement In Slipknot Earned Him $20 Million
Interested in the death metal bands since his childhood days, Mick Thomson took guitar lessons in his early days and started playing for local bands. He became a notable figure in 1993 after he formed the death metal band, Body Pit along with Donnie Steele (guitar), Paul Gray (bass), and Anders Colsefni (vocals).
During his struggling days, he also used to give guitar lessons to local students at Ye Olde Guitar Shop.
After three years with the local band, he joined Slipknot in 1996 replacing Craig Jones in guitars and became the band's sampler.
Then, he worked in their debut self-titled album, Slipknot in 1999- it became 2-time RIAA Platinum-certified and made $2.49 million in earnings.
Following this, Mick contributed guitars for the band's other 5 studio albums:
|Studio Albums||Sales/ Certification||Earnings|
|Iowa (2001)||RIAA Platinum||$1 million|
|Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) (in 2004)||Platinum by RIAA||$1.678 million|
|All Hope Is Gone (2008)||RIAA Platinum||$1.423 million|
|.5: The Gray Chapter (2014)||Gold by RIAA||$177,500|
|We Are Not Your Kind (2019)||BPI: Silver||-|
Additionally, they made their first video album, Welcome to Our Neighborhood in late 1999. Later on, they released several video albums which are listed below.
- Disasterpieces(2002)- $4.1 million earnings
- Voliminal: Inside the Nine(2006)- $1 million
- Nine: The Making of "All Hope Is Gone"(2008)
- Of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams(2009)
- (sic)nesses(2010)- $1 million sales
- Day of the Gusano: Live in Mexico(2017)
Thomson also performed for Malevolent Creation in the song Doomsday X (2007) and for Necrophagia with Deathtrip 69 (2011) as a guest guitarist.
He played Ibanez MTM guitars which costs $375 on average in the US markets.
Awards and Achievements
Individually, he has not received any awards but with the band, he has won several awards and some of them are listed below.
- Metal Hammer Golden God Awards for Best Live Band(2005 and 2009), Best International Band(2009), Best Comeback of the Year(2012)
- Kerrang! Awards for Best International Live Act(2000), Best Band in the World(2000 and 2001), Kerrang! Icon(2008), Best Live Band(2008), Best International Band(2008)
- Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance(2006)
- Fuse Awards for Best Video(2009)
Masks Used In 'Slipknot' Band
Since Slipknot formed in the mid-'90s, they started using masks and hence, it has now become a fundamental part of their identity. Linchpin Clown came up with the idea of their masks. It so happened that their first ever gig was on the Halloween of 1995 and during rehearsals, the idea popped in the minds of the Linchpin Clown.
Mick's first-ever mask was a hockey-mask. But, after a while, he changed it to a black leather gimp mask.
Short Bio: Married Life, Tattoos & Controversy
Mick Thomson whose birth name is Mickael Gordon Thomson was born on November 3, 1973. He grew up along with his younger brother named Andrew Thomson.
The 46 years old, Mick Thomson is in a marital relationship with Stacey Riley. The pair dated for several years before they married on October 5, 2012.
He has several tattoos on his body. Here is the list of some of his body art with its meaning.
- A Japanese word, "嫌惡" which means Hate.
- Word Seven on his left arm which means his number in his band.
- image of attempting rape to an angle on his right shoulder.
The average price of a small tattoo costs around $50 to $250 per hour while the medium-sized costs around $150 and $450 per hour.
Knife Fight With Brother
Thomson and his brother involved in a knife fight outside a house in his hometown of Clive, Iowa which led both of them to injury. The guitarist for the Slipknot was very serious after he was stabbed in the back of the head.
Reportedly, they were drunk at the time of the incident.
Net Worth Comparison Of 'Slipknot' Band Members:
|Band Members||Net Worth|
|Sid Wilson||$20 million|
|Corey Taylor||$10 million|
|Joey Jordison (former)||$5 million|
|Jim Root||$9 million|
|Paul Gray (former)||$5 million|
|Chris Fehn (former)||$8 million|
|Craig Jones||$10 million|
|Alessandro Venturella||$5 million|