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Jay Weinberg Opens Up About His Unexpected Departure from Slipknot


Jay Weinberg of Slipknot performing in 2022

In a turn of events that has shaken the metal community, former Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg has come forward with a candid expression of his feelings regarding his departure from the renowned group.


Taking to Instagram with a poignant message, Weinberg shared his shock and heartache upon receiving the unexpected news on the morning of November 5th. His heartfelt words, accompanied by a striking image of him at his drumming best, conveyed a mix of disbelief and gratitude for the overwhelming support he's received from fans and fellow artists alike.


Reflecting on a journey cut short, Weinberg expressed, "This is not the ending to the journey I'd dreamt of, and committed myself to seeing through — not by a long shot." Despite the abrupt conclusion to his tenure with Slipknot, a tenure that spanned a transformative decade, Weinberg finds solace in the comfort he's drawn from the creative community he considers his home.


The announcement from Slipknot regarding their parting of ways with Weinberg came as a surprise to many. In a statement that has since vanished from the digital sphere but remains etched in the minds of fans, the band thanked Weinberg for his passion and contribution to their last three albums. They emphasized their intent to evolve, marking this separation as a step towards their creative future.


Weinberg, who stepped into the formidable shoes of Slipknot's original drummer Joey Jordison in 2013, has left an indelible mark on the band's rhythm and sound. As the son of Max Weinberg, the esteemed drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Jay Weinberg's legacy in music continues to resonate powerfully.


In this moment of change, Jay Weinberg looks ahead with optimism and appreciation, his beat going strong as he embraces the next phase of his artistic journey.


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