Slipknot have parted ways with drummer Jay Weinberg.
In a statement posted on social media today (November 04), the band wrote that they “would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years” but that they had “decided to make a creative decision, and to part ways…”
Weinberg joined Slipknot in 2014 following the departure of Joey Jordison and has played on three of their studio albums – 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’, 2019’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ and 2022’s ‘The End, So Far’.
Prior to his time with Slipknot, Weinberg played with hardcore band Madball in 2010 and with Against Me! in 2011 and 2012.
Read the full statement from Slipknot below:
“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.”
This is the second lineup change for the band this year as back in June, sampler and keyboardist Craig ‘133’ Jones, aka #5, also parted ways with Slipknot. The news was announced via a short statement – “To our fans, Slipknot is announcing that we have parted ways with Craig Jones. We wish Jones all the best for the future.”
In terms of future plans, Slipknot are set to headline Sick New World Festival in Las Vegas on April 27 2024 alongside System Of A Down.