SLIPKNOT Drummer JAY WEINBERG Breaks Silence on His Firing: “I Was Heartbroken and Blindsided”

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In a recent turn of events, the Slipknot community was hit with the unexpected news of Jay Weinberg‘s departure from the band. Today, via a social media post, Weinberg has revealed that he was “heartbroken and blindsided” by the band’s decision to fire him after a 10-year run.

“I sometimes wonder what it would be like to pay a visit to my wide-eyed, 10-year-old self — falling head over heels in love with a new and exciting sound and culture — and tell him all about the last 10 years. Even on the hardest days, I’d like to think he’d be stoked about the adventure that was in store for him.”

“I was heartbroken and blindsided to receive the phone call that I did on the morning of November 5th; the news of which, most of you learned shortly after. However, I’ve been overwhelmed by — and truly grateful for — the outpouring of love and support I’ve received from this incredible community I consider to be my creative and artistic home.”

“This is not the ending to the journey I’d dreamt of, and committed myself to seeing through — not by a long shot. But, despite the confusion and sadness, there is something that’s provided an equal amount of comfort. 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.”

“I love playing the drums. I’ll always love playing the drums. I’ll always have a passion for music, art, and creative expression. Nothing will ever change that.”

“I don’t know how, and I don’t know when, but I look forward to creating loud, passionate, and heartfelt music that we enjoy together again. Until then, please know it’s been the joy of a lifetime to spend the last 10 years with you, sharing in our love for this special corner of the music and art world.”

“This isn’t the end, and I’m thrilled to discover what the future has in store for us.”

“Thank you.”

The rock scene has always been familiar with lineup changes, but this statement leaves us wondering about the dynamics within the Slipknot‘s camp. The band has yet to comment on Weinberg‘s firing – other than the original post that was deleted shortly after. It is likely that Weinberg will not be unemployed for long, he is a highly skilled and talented drummer, and he is sure to be in high demand from other bands.


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