Heavy metal titans Slipknot will be marching to the beat of a different drum.
The Grammy-winning group announced that they have parted ways with drummer Jay Weinberg in a post on their official website. Weinberg replaced the band’s original drummer Joey Jordison following his departure in 2013.
“We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past decade,” the statement read. “No one can replace Joey Jordison’s original sound, style or energy, but Jay has respected Joey’s parts and contributed to the last three albums and we, the band and the fans appreciate it.”
The band did not disclose the circumstances that led to Weinberg’s departure. USA TODAY has reached out to a representative for Slipknot for more details.
“Slipknot aims to evolve,” the statement continued. “The team has decided to make a creative decision to part ways with Jay. We wish Jay all the best and are very excited for what the future holds for him.”
Weinberg’s latest Instagram post marked his “last performance of 2023” at the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in Toluca, Mexico, on Friday. “What a year 2023,” Weinberg wrote on Saturday. “A great way to end an amazing year of unforgettable shows.”
Weinberg, the son of Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg, joined Slipknot in December 2013, according to the drummer’s official website. He previously performed with groups such as Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Against Me!, Kvelertak and Madball.
Weinberg made his official debut with Slipknot on the band’s fifth studio album “.5: The Gray Chapter” in 2014. The album went on to receive three Grammy nominations, including two for best instrumental performance and a nomination for best rock album.
The drummer also played on 2019’s “We’re Not Your Type” and 2022’s “The End, So Far,” both of which peaked on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart.
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