Jay Weinberg Drummer Opens Up About Departure from Slipknot

In a surprising turn of events, former Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg has broken his silence after being let go from the iconic masked metal band. Weinberg, son of legendary Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, bring in social media to share his feelings about the not expected decision which bring the end of his 10-year journey with Slipknot.

Expressing his gratitude for the overwhelming support from the Slipknot community, Weinberg stated, “I was heartbroken and blindsided to receive the phone call that I did on the morning of November 5th.” Slipknot officially announced their parting with Weinberg on November 5th, emphasizing their intent to evolve creatively.

Weinberg, who joined Slipknot in 2013 following the departure of Joey Jordison, expressed his appreciation for the outpouring of love. Slipknot acknowledged Weinberg’s contributions to their last three albums, including the Grammy-winning “.5: The Gray Chapter” (2014), “We Are Not Your Kind” (2019), and “The End, So Far” (2022), both of which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Slipknot’s statement read, “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.” Despite the parting, Weinberg remains optimistic about the future, stating, “I look forward to creating loud, passionate, and heartfelt music that we enjoy together again.”

Reflecting on the past decade, Weinberg added, “For many of you reading this: 10 years ago, we weren’t yet acquainted. And now, we are. For that, I’m thankful in ways I’ll never be able to fully express.” Slipknot has not yet announced Weinberg’s replacement, but the band is scheduled to play at the Sick New World Festival in Las Vegas on April 27, 2024, and Welcome to Rockville on May 12, 2024. Fans eagerly await updates on the future of Slipknot and the next chapter in their musical journey.

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