Jay Weinberg surprised to have been ousted from Slipknot

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Former Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg has responded to the band’s decision to part ways with him after 10 years together.

Slipknot parted ways with drummer Jay Weinberg last weekend. On Saturday, Weinberg revealed that he had not anticipated the decision.

I was heartbroken and caught off guard when I received this phone call on the morning of November 5th. Most of you heard the news soon afterWeinberg wrote on Instagram. However, I have been overwhelmed by the torrent of love and support I have received from this incredible community that I consider my creative and artistic home. »

On November 5, the group thanked Weinberg for his decade of “ dedication and passion » for Slipknot, but ultimately decided to take another direction. Weinberg joined the band in December 2013, following the departure of original drummer Joey Jordison that same month. (Jordison died in 2021).

No one will ever be able to replace the sound, style or energy of Joey Jordison, but Jay has graced Joey’s parts and contributed to the last three albums, and we, the band, as well as the fans, appreciate it. But as always, Slipknot intends to evolve. The group made a creative decision and parted ways with Jay. We wish Jay the best and are very excited for what the future holds. »

Son of Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, Jay Weinberg played on the album .5: The Gray Chapter (2014) from the metal band from Iowa, on We Are Not Your Kind (2019) and on The End, So Far (2022). He was a longtime fan of the group since he was 10 years old, as he stated in his post. Slipknot has not announced who will replace him. Their next concert is scheduled for April 27, 2024 at the Sick New World festival in Las Vegas.

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