Drummer Jay Weinberg Leaves Slipknot

The group have shared a statement about the timekeeper's exit

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Nov 6, 2023

Drummer Jay Weinberg has left Slipknot after nearly a decade with the metal group.

Slipknot posted a statement on their website to thank Weinberg, who joined the metal group in 2014 following the departure of original drummer Joey Jordison (who died in 2021).

"We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years," the band wrote. "No one can ever replace Joey Jordison's original sound, style or energy, but Jay honoured 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 Weinberg, 33, is the son of Bruce Springsteen's drummer Max Weinberg, and he toured as the E Street Band as a replacement for his father in 2009. He has also played in Against Me!

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