Slipknot have parted ways with drummer Jay Weinberg (son of Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg), who joined in 2014 after the departure of original drummer Joey Jordison. The band posted a statement on their website, which reads:
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.
Jay has not yet publicly commented on the split, and there’s no word yet on who Jay’s replacement will be, but stay tuned for further updates.
Prior to playing in Slipknot, Jay played in Against Me!, Madball, The Reveling, and more, and he’s also made multiple on-stage appearances with Bruce Springsteen. He also played in Touché Amoré offshoot Hesitation Wounds during and before his time in Slipknot.
Joey Jordison passed away in 2021.