Michael Gordon Thomson
Mick 2019
Mick Thompson in 2019
Number position #7
Nickname(s) Mick, Mr. Seven, Number Seven, Log
Born November 3, 1973
Joined 1996-present
Occupations Musician
Masks Customized store bought horror hockey mask (1996-1999)
Modified leather devil mask (1999-2003)
Rusted metallic hockey mask (2014-2016)
Metallic hockey mask (2004-2014, 2019-Present)

Michael Gordon Thomson (born November 3, 1973) or known by his number #7, is the lead guitarist of Slipknot, the nine-member heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa.


His early career in music started in bands such as Body Pit, which included other members who were to be in Slipknot. He joined Slipknot under a recommendation from Joey Jordison, and replaced Craig Jones on guitar, who moved to samples/media. Although credited as being on the album, Mick had nothing to do with (early 1995 release) Mate.Feed.Kill.Repeat. He also denies the existence of Crowz, saying that "the secret album everyone talks about is just a bunch of leaked demo tapes and stuff."

Aside from Slipknot, he did a guitar solo for a Malevolent Creation song.

Personal life

On October 5th 2012 he married his longtime girlfriend, Stacey Riley.

At 6"3, he is the second tallest member of Slipknot, behind #4 Jim Root.

His guitar techniques involve extremely fast alternate strumming and down-picking, and he is often seen as more the 'lead' guitarist of the two (Jim Root is more seen as 'rhythmic' guitar).


Slipknot members
Current Members: Sid Wilson | Jim Root | Shawn Crahan | Craig Jones | Mick Thomson | Corey Taylor
Former Members: Paul Gray | Greg Welts | Brandon Darner | Josh Brainard | Anders Colsefini | Donnie Steele | John Green | Quan Nong | Patrick M. Neuwirth | Joey Jordison | Chris Fehn