2010 marks the 30th anniversary of Roadrunner Records, and as we close out the year in celebration, we're looking back on the last three decades with a little help from our friends.  

Founded in 1980 in Holland to export albums from the US to Europe, it wasn't until 1986 that Roadrunner opened a New York office and began to release burgeoning bands stateside. With such a broad history jam-packed with so many influential artists, we're turning it over to Slipknot, Murderdolls and now Rob Zombie drummer Joey Jordison to help us recount the past by answering some quick questions survey-style. 

See what he had to say below, see what Machine Head's Phil Demmel and Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy frontman Max Cavalera had to say before him, and stay tuned for the next Roadrunner artist checking in tomorrow.

In 30 years you will be...

Hopefully alive and making music!

 

Best music moments in last 30 years

The first wave of Norwegian black metal

 

Career highlight

Headlining Download.

 

Crappiest moment in music in the last 30 years?

The invention of auto-tune/vocoder thing.

 

Album from your generation that will be legendary in 30 years?

KISS Alive.

 

Roadrunner classic album

Slipknot – Slipknot.

 

Slipknot celebrated their career highlight at Download with their latest DVD (sic)nesses showcasing the full performance alongside a bonus documentary directed by Clown, while Murderdolls have just released their second studio album Women and Children Last. Get it RIGHT HERE.