Slipknot and drummer Jay Weinberg have parted ways, with the band calling it a “creative decision.”
Slipknot posted a statement to its socials: “We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years. No one can ever replace Joey Jordison’s original sound, style or energy, but Jay honored Joey’s parts and contributed to the last three albums and we, the band, and the fans appreciate it. 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.”
Weinberg, the son of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, was a member of Slipknot for nearly a decade, joining the band in 2014 following the departure of founding drummer Joey Jordison (Jordison passed away in July 2021 at the age of 46). Weinberg played on three of the band’s studio albums: .5: The Gray Chapter (2014), We Are Not Your Kind (2019), and The End, So Far (2022). Weinberg grew up a Slipknot fan, as evidenced by photos of his dad, Max, taking him to meet the band when he was just a kid.
Slipknot have undergone a number of lineup changes in recent years, including the departure of members Craig Jones and Chris Fehn in 2023 and 2019, respectively. As of press time, Slipknot have not named a replacement for Jay Weinberg.
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