Jay Weinberg Speaks Out: “Heartbroken and Blindsided” by Slipknot Departure

Drummer’s Shocking Revelation: Unanticipated Departure from Slipknot

Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg has broken his silence, expressing feelings of being ‘heartbroken and blindsided’ after learning that he was no longer a part of the band.

Despite playing with Slipknot since 2014 and following in the footsteps of former member Joey Jordison, Jay revealed that the news of his exit came as a complete surprise.


Overwhelmed by Support: Jay Weinberg Grateful for Fans’ Love

In an Instagram post, Jay shared his emotions, stating, ‘I was heartbroken and blindsided to receive the phone call that I did on the morning of November 5th.’

However, he expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support from the Slipknot community, which he considers his ‘creative and artistic home.’


The Journey Continues: Jay Weinberg’s Pledge to Drumming Despite Setback

Despite the unexpected departure, Jay Weinberg remains committed to his passion for playing the drums. He affirmed, ‘This is not the ending to the journey I’d dreamt of, and committed myself to seeing through – not by a long shot.’

He conveyed his enduring love for music, art, and creative expression, vowing that his passion for drumming will persist.


Slipknot’s Statement: Acknowledging Jay Weinberg’s Contribution

The remaining members of Slipknot acknowledged Jay’s contribution over the past ten years and thanked him for his dedication and passion.

While recognizing that no one can replace Joey Jordison’s original sound, style, or energy, the band expressed appreciation for Jay’s efforts on the last three albums. Slipknot emphasized their commitment to evolution and creative decisions, wishing Jay the best in his future endeavors.


Flashback to Audition: Jay Weinberg’s Remarkable Entry into Slipknot

In a throwback to his audition for Slipknot, Jay Weinberg recalled relying on muscle memory to play the band’s songs.

Despite the pressure, he instantly impressed and secured the position. Reflecting on the audition, Jay shared the story of playing around 20 Slipknot songs, showcasing his musical prowess.

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