Infectious Grooves (Suicidal Tendencies, Metallica, ex-Slipknot) Announces Further Australian Tour Dates

Infectious Grooves (Suicidal Tendencies, Metallica, ex-Slipknot) have announced full dates for Australia. They previously booked their appearance at Byron Bay Bluesfest on April 1. In addition to former Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg, mainstay IG/ST members Mike Muir and Dean Pleasants, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) will also join the band for the gig. Trujillo joined his other former band, Suicidal Tendencies on stage for their show in Glendale, Arizona on the M72 tour last fall. Trujillo co-founded Infectious Grooves with ST’s will also join the band on on guitar. Suicidal Tendencies will also perform in Hawaii, Japan, and European Metal Festivals in 2024. Tickets are available at the link below. Continue reading

Ex-Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg and Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo to Play With Infectious Grooves At Australia’s Byron Bay Bluesfest

Former Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg will play his first gig since being fired from the band for Infectious Grooves when they play this year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest on April 1. Former IG members and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo will also join the band for the gig. Trujillo joined his other former band, Suicidal Tendencies on stage for their show in Glendale, Arizona on the M72 tour last fall. Trujillo co-founded Infectious Grooves with ST’s Mike Muir and Dean Pleasants. Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) will also join the band on on guitar. Bluesfest’s 35th anniversary edition will take place at its regular home of Byron Events Farm in Tyagarah, New South Wales, Australia. It will run across the Easter long weekend, from March 28 to April 1. Continue reading

Corey Taylor Says Jeramie Kling (ex-Venom Inc., Inhuman Condition) Will Not Be The New Drummer of Slipknot: “He’s Not Even On The List”


While we wait for Slipknot to announce their new drummer featuring the drama of the firing of Jay Weinberg, we now know one person who it will not be. After teasing that it might be him, drummer Jeramie Kling, who recently left his role with Venom, Inc. the same day as the Weinberg was fired is officially out of running, this according to a public statement on social media by Corey Taylor. Kling had fueled speculation in a few social media posts, one since deleted, that is might be him. Taylor responded on X (formerly Twitter), dispelling the idea that Kling could be the guy, without naming him. Calling him a troll, Taylor shared:

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Former Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg Undergoes Hip and Femur Surgery

Just two weeks removed from his surprise dismissal as the drummer of Slipknot, Jay Weinberg has undergone an outpatient procedure to repair the torn labrum of his left hip and shave down a misshapen part of his femur. He broke the news of his operation two weeks via social media earlier today (Sunday, November 19, 2023). Jay shared a photo of him post-surgery, on crutches, and with the following message.

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Ex-Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg Breaks His Silence About his Firing, Says He Was “Blindsided and Heartbroken”


In a new post to social media Jay Weinberg confirmed he was fired by Slipknot and he was left heartbroken and blinded by the firing. The band announced on November 5th that Jay was leaving the band with no reasons, and then pulled down all the social media posts, but left the website posting alone. Weinberg had been their drummer since 2014 and is the son of Max Weinberg, of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and also formerly the leader of the house band on Conan O’Brien’s talk show. Jay was said to be a massive Slipknot and Joey Jordison fan, whom he replaced. Prior to Slipknot, Jay was an acclaimed drumming prodigy who played briefly in Madball and later Against Me! Last week was the 9th anniversary of Weinberg’s recorded debut album with the band, Chapter 5: The Grey Chapter (Roadrunner Records). Weinberg was also announced today as the Modern Drummer – “Drummer of the Year” – beating out Lars Ulrich, Art Cruz, Brooks Wackerman, and Dirk Verbeuren.

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UPDATE: Slipknot Announces Jay Weinberg Has Left The Band, Then Removes the Social Media Posts

UPDATED: Slipknot has now removed the social media posts announcing Jay Weinberg’s departure of the band. The website post with the same announcement.

Slipknot announced that long-time drummer Jay Weinberg, their drummer since 2014, has departed the band. The band released the following statement via social media on Sunday November 5th:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Slipknot – The End, So Far

From the sublime to the ridiculous, Slipknot have been criticised for many things over the years, but playing it safe is one accusation that rarely arises. While it’s true the Iowan nine-piece possess a patented, signature sound, it’s also clear they’ve never been afraid to take chances, pushing the envelope at every turn. Even on their 1996 full-length demo Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Slipknot were taking risks. Risks that led to the reward of a major label deal and a hugely successful career built on a foundation of unpredictability.

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Watch Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg Perform a Drum Play-Through for “Nero Forte”

Jay Weinberg, the world-renowned drummer for Slipknot, has shared a drum-playthrough video for Roland Drums for the track “Nero Forte”, from We Are Not Your Kind, out now via Roadrunner Records. The video and audio was recorded backstage at Slipknot’s concert on January 24, 2020, in Birmingham, U.K.In the video below, Weinberg plays along with a well-known favorite, using the V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD506 kit. Jay plays the SLIPKNOT song “Nero Forte”, with original drum track removed, from SD card inserted into the TD-27 module. The audio from the TD-27 module provides the drum sounds and are mixed with the track. Jay’s custom setup uses two VAD506 kits, combined together, to exactly model his acoustic kit setup as played on stage with SLIPKNOT. Two TD-27 modules are tethered together to provide inputs for all pads within the kit. Drum audio is recorded directly from the TD-27 modules into a DAW. Mixing and panning completed in post-production, maintaining the authenticity of the TD-27 module sound.

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Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg Joins 2 Minutes to Late Night to Cover Bruce Springsteen for Father’s Day

Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg recorded a cover version of the Bruce Springsteen classic “Candy’s Room” as a Father’s Day gift for his dad, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg. He has also created a quarantine-style video for the track featuring Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder), Jeff Matz (High On Fire), Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid Man, Cave In, Old Man Gloom), Emily Lee (Shearwater, Loma, Snake Oil, Droneflower) and Jordan Olds (a.k.a. Gwarsenio Hall). Watch it now!

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