Nov 6, 2023 1 min read

Slipknot make “creative decision” to part with drummer Jay Weinberg

Slipknot have announced the departure of drummer Jay Weinberg after a decade with the metal band. They thanked him for his “his dedication and passion” but said that they had made a “creative decision” to let him go

Slipknot make “creative decision” to part with drummer Jay Weinberg

Slipknot have parted ways with drummer Jay Weinberg, citing a “creative decision”. Weinberg replaced original member Joey Jordison in 2014.

“We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years”, say the band in a statement.

“No one can ever replace Joey Jordison’s original sound, style or energy, but Jay honoured Joey’s parts and contributed to the last three albums and we, the band, and the fans appreciate it”, they go on. “But as ever, Slipknot is intent on evolving. The band has decided to make a creative decision and to part ways with Jay. We wish Jay all the best and are very excited for what the future holds”.

Son of Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg, the musician joined Slipknot following the controversial departure of Jordison. As noted in the band’s statement, he appeared on three Slipknot studio albums: 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’, 2019’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, and last year’s ‘The End, So Far’.

He has also recorded and performed with various other acts, including Madball, Against Me! and Hesitation Wounds, as well as standing in for his father on tour with Springsteen’s E Street Band in 2008 and 2009.

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