1989 - Joseph Bruce (Violent J), as Jagged Joe, Joseph Utsler (Shaggy 2 Dope), as Kangol Joe, and John Utsler, as Master J, release "Party at the Top of the Hill" under the name of JJ Boys, but the group did not pursue a serious career in music
1989 - Inner City Posse was born
1991 - Inner City Posse released "Dog Beats". It was the first album to ever be released through Psychopathic Records. Later that same year the group decided to change their name to Insane Clown Posse
1992 - Insane Clown Posse release their first album / Jokers Card titled "The Carnival of Carnage"
1993 - Bruce threw an open bottle of Faygo at a row of concertgoers who were giving them the finger. After receiving a positive response, Bruce and Utsler have since continued to spray Faygo onto audiences
1995 - Bruce and Utsler attempted to obtain a contract with a major record label. The duo eventually signed a contract with the short-lived Jive Records sub-label Battery Records, which released the group's third studio album, Riddle Box, on October 10, 1995
1996 - Manager Alex Abbiss negotiated a contract with the Disney-owned label Hollywood Records, which reportedly paid $1 million to purchase the Insane Clown Posse contract from Battery/Jive/BMG Records. The group started recording its fourth studio album, "The Great Milenko".
During a music store autograph signing, Insane Clown Posse was notified that Hollywood Records had recalled the album within hours of its release, despite having sold 18,000 copies and reaching #63 on the Billboard 200.
The group was also informed that its in-store signings and nationwide tour had been canceled and that the group was dropped from the label. After the termination of the Hollywood Records contract, Insane Clown Posse signed a new contract with Island/PolyGram Records, which agreed to release the album as intended.
1997 - Bruce was approached by Eminem, then an unknown local emcee. He handed him a flyer advertising the release party for The Slim Shady EP. The flyer read, "Featuring appearances by Esham, Kid Rock, and ICP (maybe)".
Bruce asked why Eminem was promoting a possible Insane Clown Posse appearance without first contacting the group. Bruce said that Eminem explained, "It says 'maybe.' Maybe you will be there; I don't know. That's why I'm asking you right now. You guys comin' to my release party, or what?"
Bruce, upset over not being consulted, responded, "Fuck no, I ain't coming to your party. We might have, if you would've asked us first, before putting us on the fuckin' flyer like this." Bruce reported that Eminem attacked the group in radio interviews. Bruce and Utsler first responded by referring to Eminem's alter ego as "Slim Anus" on "85 Bucks An Hour" from Twiztid's 1997 debut, "Mostasteless".
On November 16, 1997, Bruce was arrested on an aggravated battery charge after allegedly striking an audience member thirty times with his microphone at a concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bruce was held for four hours before being released on $5,000 bail.
1998 - On April 19, 1998, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bruce suffered a panic attack during a performance and was carried off stage. Bruce, who later recalled being completely "out of it", found scissors and cut off his dreadlocks. After suffering another panic attack once he returned home, Bruce opted to spend three days in a Michigan mental health program
1999 - The Amazing Jeckel Brothers was released on May 25, 1999, and reached #4 on the Billboard album charts. The group aloso performed at Woodstock
2000 - In July of 2000 ICP put on the very first Gathering of the Juggalos
2001 - ICP left Island Records and signed a distribution contract with D3 Entertainment for Psychopathic Records. The group had their own studio built and named it The Lotus Pod
2002 - On November 5, 2002, Insane Clown Posse released their eighth studio album, The Wraith: Shangri-La. The debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Independent Albums chart. The album is notable for its explicit acknowledgment of ICP's belief in God
2003 - Insane Clown Posse was voted the worst band of any musical genre in Blender magazine.
2008 - Bruce and Utsler starred in the film Death Racers
2009 - Insane Clown Posse's eleventh studio album, Bang! Pow! Boom!, was released on September 1, 2009. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and #4 on the Billboard 200
2011 - The FBI labeled Insane Clown Posse's Juggalo fan base as, "a loosely organized hybrid gang"
2012 - ICP announced that they would be suing the FBI for wrongfully labeling their fan base as a gang
2015 - ICP released The Missing Link: Lost on April 28, 2015, and The Missing Link: Found on July 28, 2015