Jay Weinberg leaves Slipknot as drummer

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The fans of the group Slipknot They are in shock after finding out that Jay Weinberg He has been expelled from the band. The group’s drummer since 2014 achieved his life’s dream the day he joined the group, because They had been his idols since he was little.. Weinberg took the place he had left Joey Jordison after his dismissal. A very difficult change but one that the fans ended up accepting and becoming fond of. Jay.

The group announced its transfer through social networks: “We want to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion for ten years. No one can ever replace the original sound, style or energy of Joey Jordisonbut Jay honored Joey and contributed to the last three albums; We, the band and the fans, thank you. But as always, Slipknot intends to continue evolving. The band has decided to make a creative decision and separate from Jay. We wish you Jay the best and we are very excited for what the future holds.”

When you start reading the statement it may seem that the decision to leave the group was mutually agreed upon, but everything seems to indicate that he has been kicked out of the group. Until now, Jay has not said anything about his expulsion from the band. News that surprises anyone because a couple of months ago He was named Metal Drummer of the Year.

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His beginnings in the band

It didn’t take long for Jay to gain the public’s affection, as he had been a Slipknot fan since he was little.. Even at a concert in the early 2000s, Weinberg He managed to take a photo with the group and recreated it years later when he became the new drummer.

Jay Weinberg He participated in three albums of the group: The Gray Chapter (2014), We Are Not Your Kind (2019), The End, So Far (2022). Furthermore, his last concert with Slipknot It was last Friday at the festival Hell & Heaven in Toluca (Mexico). In fact, the drummer’s last post on Instagram is thanking him for that show.

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For now, There is no indication as to who his replacement could be.but they could reveal it soon.

Surely, the news of dismissal has been a hard blow for Jay Weinberg, but being one of the best musicians, will return to the stage soon.


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