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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