Slipknot Part Ways With Drummer Jay Weinberg

Weinberg joined the band in December 2013 after the departure of original drummer Joey Jordison.

Slipknot have parted ways with their longtime singer Jay Weinberg. On Sunday, the band announced on its website that after a decade behind bars, Weinberg will be leaving the band.

“We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the last ten years,” Slipknot wrote in their statement. Weinberg joined the band in December 2013 via his website, following the departure of original drummer Joey Jordison that month. At the time, Jordison said he left for what he described as “personal reasons,” but in 2016 he revealed that he had a neurological condition that caused his departure. “I got really sick with a terrible disease called transverse myelitis. I couldn’t play anymore. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.” Jordison died “peacefully in his sleep” in 2021.

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“No one can replace Joey Jordison’s original sound, style or energy, but Jay respected Joey’s parts and contributed to the last three albums and we, the band and the fans appreciate that. But as ever, Slipknot aim to evolve. The band decided to make a creative decision, and part ways with Jay. We wish Jay all the best and are very excited for what the future holds.”

The son of Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, Jay Weinberg played on the Iowa metal band’s 2014 album. .5: The Gray Chapterin 2019 We Are Not Your Kindand last year Conclusion, So far. Weinberg, who performed with the band in Toluca, Mexico at the Heaven & Hell Fest on Nov. 3 and was named Metal Drummer of the Year in the 2023 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll in September, he has yet to publicly comment on his breakup with. Slipknot.