Drummer Jay Weinberg part ways with heavy metal giants Slipknot
Slipknot announced Jay Weinberg’s departure on their website. The latest addition to the band, Weinberg had replaced Joey Jordinson in 2014, after Jordinson was rumoured to have been fired by the band. Jordinson later revealed that he left the band due to transverse myelitis, a neurological disease.
The band posted the following statement on their official website, “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 honoured 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.”
Jay Weinberg has been part of Slipknot’s last 2 studio albums, We Are Not Your Kind (2019) and The End, So Far (2022). Weinberg is a precise and talented drummer, and was able to replicate Jordinson’s parts in live performances. He also won the 2022 Drummer of the Year award, given by Drumeo, for his parts in the latest album. The son of drummer Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, he has been a session drummer in several other projects, including Chaosis, Madball and Against Me!. Given his talents, we’re sure to see Jay with another band, blasting the kit like it was an artillery gun from WW1.