SLIPKNOT Announces Departure Of Drummer JAY WEINBERG

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Things have been turbulent in the Slipknot camp this year. First, the band parted ways with keyboardist Craig Jones last June, and today (November 5th), the band’s official social media accounts shared a now deleted post – announcing the departure of drummer Jay Weinberg.

“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.”

The now deleted original post

Despite the band’s statement is not too long in nature, the wording used is a bit concerning. Weinberg was with the band for the last 10 years, and recorded their last three albums, however the statement waters down his contributions to the band’s legacy by saying he “honored” the parts of former drummer Joey Jordinson, and that the decision is a “creative” one due to the band’s intent to evolving. That doesn’t sound precisely like praise for tons of their fans, who have reacted to the news in not favorable ways.

Weinberg played what seems to have been his final show with Slipknot this past Friday (November 3) at the Hell & Heaven festival in Toluca, Mexico. Jay discovered Slipknot when he was a pre-teen, and was already a huge fan by the time he was invited to Los Angeles to try out as replacement for Joey Jordison in 2013.

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