Slipknot Part Ways With Drummer Jay Weinberg

Another member has been ousted from Slipknot. The band revealed they’ve parted ways with drummer Jay Weinberg due to a “creative decision.”

On Sunday, November 5th, the band posted the following statement to its social media pages:

“We would like to 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 joined Slipknot in 2014 following the departure of founding drummer Joey Jordison. His work was featured on three of the band’s albums: .5: The Gray Chapter (2014), We Are Not Your Kind (2019), and The End, So Far (2022).

So far, Weinberg has not released a statement on the situation.

Earlier this year, Slipknot parted ways with longtime member Craig Jones saying “To our fans, Slipknot is announcing that we have parted ways with Craig Jones. We wish Jones all the best for the future.”

Slipknot is currently comprised of Corey Taylor, Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Mick Thomson, Sid Wilson, Jim Root, Alessandro “Vman” Venturella, and Michael Pfaff.



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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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