Jay Weinberg parted ways with the band SLIPKNOT

Jay Weinberg

Jay Weinberg, SLIPKNOT’s longtime drummer, has left the band.

On Sunday November 5, the band released the following statement via social media. “We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years. Although no one can ever replace Joey Jordison’s original sound, style, or energy, Jay honored Joey’s parts and contributed to the last three albums. And we, the band, and the fans appreciate it. However, as ever, SLIPKNOT is intent on evolving. The band has decided to make a creative decision and part ways with Jay. We wish Jay all the best and are very excited for what the future holds.”

This past Friday, November 3, Jay Weinberg performed his last show with SLIPKNOT at the Hell & Heaven festival in Toluca, Mexico.

The 33-year-old Jay first heard about SLIPKNOT as a preteen from his father Max, who was the frontman of Bruce Springsteen’s E STREET BAND. And the house band leader on Conan O’Brien’s talk show. When he was invited to Los Angeles in 2013 to try out to replace Joey Jordan, he was instantly enthralled and a huge fan of SLIPKNOT.

After releasing “5: The Grey Chapter” in 2014, SLIPKNOT withheld the identities of their touring drum and bass players. A former drum tech disclosed their identities as Weinberg and bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella on Instagram.

In December 2013, Jordison’s departure from SLIPKNOT was announced, but the reasons for his departure were not disclosed. Later on, the drummer released a statement claiming that he stayed with the group.

In July 2021, Jordison died “peacefully in his sleep” from an undisclosed illness. His age was 46.

Weinberg said in response to a 2016 interview question from Music Radar. “Having a massive respect for the band’s music, having a massive respect for Joey Jordison as a person and as a player, I understood my role in needing to deliver what this band needs. And understanding what Joey brought to the table. And having this band’s legacy continue in the way that the Maggots, the fans of the band, respect, and the nine of us feeling proud of the music we’re creating”.

Jay discussed his first performance with SLIPKNOT, which happened in October 2014 at the Knotfest in San Bernardino, California, in an interview that aired in May 2023 on Danny Wimmer Presents’ “Power Hour”.

Weinberg was a member of AGAINST ME! before joining SLIPKNOT. He performed with the Florida-based group from November 2010 to December 2012.

Weinberg became a member of AGAINST ME! soon after being fired from MADBALL and after George Rebelo, the group’s previous sticksman, left.
Kjetil Gjermundrod, the drummer for KVELERTAK, had to withdraw from the run due to severe arm pain in May 2013. So Weinberg stepped in during the band’s North American tour.

SLIPKNOT announced this past June that they added a new keyboardist. This was two weeks after the band announced the departure of longtime member Craig Jones.

On June 7, SLIPKNOT performed live for the first time with their new mystery member at the Austrian Nova Rock festival. The band announced on social media that it had broken up with Jones just hours before the concert.




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