Jay Weinberg joined Slipknot in December 2013 following the departure of drummer Joey Jordison.
Slipknot have parted ways with their longtime drummer Jay Weinberg. On Sunday, the band announced on its website that after a decade behind the drums, Weinberg was leaving the group.
“ We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years”, Slipknot wrote in their statement. Weinberg joined the band in December 2013 following the departure of original drummer Joey Jordison that same month. At the time, Jordison said he left for ” personal reasons “, but in 2016 he revealed that he had a neurological illness that caused his departure. “ I got really, really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis. I couldn’t play anymore. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. “. Jordison is dead peacefully in his sleep » 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). Weinberg, who performed with the band in Toluca, Mexico, at Heaven & Hell Fest on November 3, and was recognized as metal drummer of the year in the readers’ poll of Modern Drummer in September, has yet to publicly comment on his split from Slipknot.