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:

“We would like

o thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years. 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. But as ever, Slipknot is intent on evolving. The band has decided to make a creative decision, and to part ways with Jay. We wish Jay all the best and are very excited for what the future holds.”


Weinberg 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 in the band in 2014. 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).