Mick Thomson

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Mick Thomson
Mick Thomson of Slipknot in 2005.jpg
Thomson in 2005
Background information
Birth name Mickeal Gordon Thomson[1]
Also known as
  1. 7, Mr. Seven
Born 1973/1974 (age 42–43)
Genres Heavy metal, alternative metal, nu metal, death metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, bass
Labels Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Slipknot, Body Pit, Malevolent Creation
Website http://www.slipknot1.com
Notable instruments
Ibanez MTM
B.C. Rich Warlock
Jackson Guitars

Mick Thomson (born 1973/1974)[1] is an American heavy metal musician. He is known as being the lead/rhythm guitarist in the heavy metal band Slipknot.


Before Slipknot, Thomson was in the Death Metal band Body Pit with future Slipknot bassist, Paul Gray. When performing with Slipknot, Thomson is known as "Number Seven", being that the band follows a numbering scheme for its members, ranging from 0–8. His number is also tattooed on his left arm, as "seven", which can be seen in music videos such as "Dead Memories". According to Shawn Crahan, Thomson wanted number 7, because it is his lucky number.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On October 5, 2012, he married his longtime girlfriend, Stacey Riley.[3]

During his interview from Voliminal: Inside the Nine, he has stated that he suffers from severe joint and back pain, which on one occasion temporarily left him unable to walk, and causes him difficulty when performing.

On March 11, 2015, it was reported that Mick and his younger brother Andrew had been hospitalized after a drunken altercation resulted in the two getting into a knife fight with one another outside a Clive, Iowa house. Mick was stabbed in the head during the altercation but both men's injuries, although described as serious, were not life threatening. [4] On March 21, 2015, both Mick and Andrew were charged with disorderly conduct, with a court date set for March 30, 2015.


Main article: Slipknot discography
With Slipknot