Slipknot bid farewell to its drummer, Jay Weinberg, as he left the band after a 10-year stint
On Sunday, November 5, the Grammy award winning band first made the announcement on social media and deleted it after a few hours only to break the news from their official website.
The statement on the band’s website read, “We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years.”
The final goodbye post added, “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.”
Notably, Weinberg, 33, son of Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg, stepped in the band in December 2013 as a replacement for the original drummer, Joey Jordison.
Not revealing the reasons that led to his departure from the band, the statement continued, “But as ever, Slipknot is intent on evolving. The band has decided to make a creative decision, and to part ways with Jay.”
The official statement concluded as, “We wish Jay all the best and are very excited for what the future holds.”
The news comes only a day after Weinberg performed with Slipknot at the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in Toluca, Mexico on Friday, November 4.
The drummer has previously performed with other groups including Against Me!, Madball, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and Kvelertak.
Weinberg also played on 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind and The End, So Far in 2022, both of which topped Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart.
Back in June, the heavy metal titans also made an announcement that they have parted ways with their longtime Keyboard and sample player Craig Jonas.