Weinberg out of Slipknot

2023-11-05 by Devastator | 100 Comments
Iowa waste management receptacle abuse enthusiasts Slipknot have announced that they have parted ways with main drummer Jay Weinberg. No reason was provided in the statement beside that the band “is intent on evolving” and “decided to make a creative decision”. Weinberg joined the band after founding member Joey Jordison’s was unceremoniously kicked out of the band in 2013. Weinberg is the second member to leave the band this year. Keyboardist and sampler Craig Jones left the band earlier this year under similarly vague circumstances.

https://blabbermouth.net/news/slipknot-parts-ways-with-drummer-jay-weinberg

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Imperial
November 6th 2023
2026 Comments


Must have been a personal thing because his drumming was unreal.

Vercetti
November 6th 2023
744 Comments


How long until we can make a whole band that only consists of former Slipknot members?

What would they call their band? Left Behind? SlipNOT? All band is gone?

JayEnder
November 6th 2023
19139 Comments


Band is falling apart. Think it's about time to hang it up.

MoM
November 6th 2023
5994 Comments


They’re doing everything they can to keep Corey from making a Slipknot MuthaFuckin Taylor album

Snake.
November 6th 2023
25194 Comments


damn this sucks

i've met jay personally and he's a really sweet guy but between this and against me his passion has to be running out

VlacDrac
November 6th 2023
2132 Comments


"What would they call their band? Left Behind? SlipNOT? All band is gone?"

KEK

bellovddd
November 6th 2023
5179 Comments


Corey Taylor really be doing all this lol

Ectier
November 6th 2023
2390 Comments


Cant have someone be competent ay their job and take away attention from the Diva . Guess we will have to wait to hear what patron music magazine artist saint Corey taylor jas to say about this after he stops felalating himself

MoM
November 6th 2023
5994 Comments


^ he’ll probably say “got any water?”

Butkuiss
November 6th 2023
6541 Comments


Not surprised if Corey and Clown are downsizing financial liabilities for Slipknot’s legacy phase

Butkuiss
November 6th 2023
6541 Comments


I mean imho they’ve been legacy for a decade but still

MantisTobogganMD
November 6th 2023
117 Comments


I guess they were tired of the gallop rythms they have cornered themselves into the last two albums especially. It worked on We are not your Kind but it got old.

SushiCombo
November 6th 2023
9 Comments


The post was taken down on their IG now.

butt.
November 6th 2023
10879 Comments


Another casualty at the hands of Corey and Clown. Guarantee it. Between this, those terrible overpriced “maggot” masks, and the entire last album…band needs to be done. This shit all sucks.

deathschool
November 6th 2023
28464 Comments


They just hate drummers

MantisTobogganMD
November 6th 2023
117 Comments


Bring in Brooks Wackerman. His style and ingenuity would definitely fit let them do what made them so good with their first three albums

deathschool
November 6th 2023
28464 Comments


I think Taylor Swift can probably handle the gig

Durrzo
November 6th 2023
3207 Comments


He's better than they deserve at this point.

YetAnotherBrick
November 6th 2023
6693 Comments


all that was left was a little green blob on his drum seat

nash1311
November 6th 2023
7730 Comments


Band is so dumb

BloodyNine
November 6th 2023
4 Comments


Corey Taylor is a grade-A harmony destroyer

AlexKzillion
November 6th 2023
16835 Comments


"Bring in Brooks Wackerman. His style and ingenuity would definitely fit let them do what made them so good with their first three albums"

nah brooks can stay playing to the same crowds for better money while having more creative freedom all without having to wear a gimp suit in a7x

canczar
November 6th 2023
187 Comments


$$$$$$ thing as always

canczar
November 6th 2023
187 Comments


95% of the time people are in and out of your favorite bands the same reason people are in and out of selling life insurance— money

BAT
November 6th 2023
1684 Comments


they should hire billy rymer. also don't feel like this is the end of the band but from all the other interviews leading up to this it seemed like they were taking at least a year break or so before another tour, so other members could do their solo stuff. jay doesnt have any solo gigs i'm aware of sooo probably just didn't wanna get benched for a year+. surprised at the fan response on twitter though i remember the general consensus of doubt when he was first revealed.

i'm also curious about a slimmed down lineup of slipknot, it's kind of impressive how long all the departing members lasted in a 9dude band.

MantisTobogganMD
November 6th 2023
117 Comments


Oh man, Rhymer would be pretty interesting in that band. If they could bring back even Vol 3 levels of aggression it'd be pretty awesome.

henryChinaski
November 6th 2023
4960 Comments


what's Chris Adler doing these days?

Storm In A Teacup
November 6th 2023
45253 Comments


Oh dear, it is CMFT Cant Be Stopped all over again

Storm In A Teacup
November 6th 2023
45253 Comments


Nickelback has equal metal cred as Slipknot in 2023. Side of a bullet bay bay

MoM
November 6th 2023
5994 Comments


I think Nickelback has more overall cred than Slippyknot at this point. NB’s re-evaluation is going well, Slipknot’s is like someone scratched their nuts and sniffed their fingers

MO
November 6th 2023
23992 Comments


eh whatever

Pikazilla
November 6th 2023
28996 Comments


shit band, who cares

Vercetti
November 6th 2023
744 Comments


'all that was left was a little green blob on his drum seat'

nice one xD

metalphil
November 6th 2023
661 Comments


At the end of the day, even 2 people with minor differences working together over the course of 2+ decades can cause major issues/drama. It's no surprise than in a group as large as Slipknot, you were eventually going to start seeing stuff like this.

ToSmokMuzyki
November 6th 2023
9961 Comments


weinberg out deez nutz

DatsNotDaMetulz
November 6th 2023
4293 Comments


I know Krimh tried to get the gig when Joey left, given his background with Decapitated and SepticFlesh he definitely has the credentials to push Slipknot in a more extreme direction again.

Sevengill
November 6th 2023
11687 Comments


I would actually give them a whirl if Krimh joined

BlindHouse
November 6th 2023
217 Comments


Well Mike Mangini is free now

Dizchu
November 6th 2023
532 Comments


band will never make another s/t, no point being invested tbh

Verdr
November 6th 2023
93 Comments


Should pack it up yeah, had a good run

Christbait
November 6th 2023
238 Comments


Slipknot isn't even a band anymore, it's an LLC with a probable questionable revenue split. Clown and CMT probably hog a lion's share of the money this band generates.

Kinetic22
November 6th 2023
91 Comments


I have a lot of respect for this band, some years ago they were one of those bands that led me to more extreme genres and they did a couple of great records.

It is that same respect that makes me say that it's time to close shop, before they completely ruin their legacy.

fathergascoigne
November 6th 2023
23 Comments


*UPDATE NEWS*

CHRIS ADLER IS THE NEW DRUMMER

Goodolboy
November 6th 2023
965 Comments


Slipknot lol

artiswar
November 6th 2023
12952 Comments


[2]

Sniff
November 6th 2023
7948 Comments


Feeling like a waste management receptacle the way they've been abusing me since 2004 tbh

ChaoticVortex
November 6th 2023
1569 Comments


Not suprised, the internal unity of the band has been fractured since Paul Gray's death.

artiswar
November 6th 2023
12952 Comments


To balance the negativity, I had a wholesome Slipknot moment last week. A coworker was telling me about going to see Cypress Hill last year and being nervous about seeing Slipknot because he's not a metalhead (also very short with long dreadlocks, definitely not a mosher) but he ended up having a blast

iChuckles
November 6th 2023
650 Comments


Chris Fehn recently said in an interview how miserable he was starting to feel in the band prior to his exit without (obviously) going into any detail, but regardless with Joey, Chris and Jay being fired and Craig wanting out there's little reason to doubt this band being a shitshow at the moment.

0GuyMan0
November 6th 2023
4474 Comments


Sucks, they were one of my favorite live bands before Craig was out.

They don't deserve Jay at this point. Too good a dude, too good a drummer. Don't think they could have done a better job replacing Joey.

0GuyMan0
November 6th 2023
4474 Comments


Not sure I want them to hang it up, though. They're kind of an institution, for better or worse. The modern-era Kiss.

artiswar
November 6th 2023
12952 Comments


they have run their course and then some

cycosynner
November 6th 2023
139 Comments


Slipknot is an absolute revolving door at this point. Sad to see, especially considering how close they all seemed to be.

bellovddd
November 6th 2023
5179 Comments


ye remember when they used to pride themselves on all sticking together. now Corey and the Clown man want everything to themselves.

DatsNotDaMetulz
November 6th 2023
4293 Comments


Till We Die has lost all meaning hasn't it

artiswar
November 6th 2023
12952 Comments


His drumming on Grey Chapter actually blew my mind, he did an amazing job at copying Joey. Wasn't the same, but he made a valiant effort

GhostShelter
November 7th 2023
817 Comments


Clown’s son taking over drumming duties I bet.

ToSmokMuzyki
November 7th 2023
9961 Comments


i will drum for slipknot

Nikkolae
November 7th 2023
6544 Comments


the Ship of Slipknot kinda beat

JohnFire
November 7th 2023
876 Comments


guess after 10 years he wanted some stake and instead got the boot

but there's also a slipknot drum tech on insta saying he couldn't play. Although that tech is bringing up triggering the kicks like it's a bad thing bad drummers do which is plain wrong

Christbait
November 7th 2023
238 Comments


I don't trust a drum tech still blowing Slipknot's pipe. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone else who would offer the smooth-brained opinion that Jay Weinberg can't play drums.

artiswar
November 7th 2023
12952 Comments


can't wait to see which better band hires him

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
November 7th 2023
25491 Comments


nu metal giveth and nu metal taketh

VicariousIntent
November 7th 2023
1628 Comments


I have no trouble believing egos are running wild in Slipknot, but I've also heard a fair amount about how Weinberg is difficult to work with. I forget who, but years ago someone in Against Me posted on social media after he was kicked out and listed all of the demands and inconveniences they had to deal with while he was in the band. Sounded like he was making it the Jay Weinberg show. I mean they even responded to him with pictures of a drum machine on social media when he announced he was out of the band. All of this is to say Slipknot may be a band of egotists, but Weinberg may be very well be one himself. Sort of an "Everyone Sucks Here" scenario imo

Galbador
November 7th 2023
402 Comments


You better be a dickhead to survive a decade with Corey "mf" Taylor.

ReAnimator
November 7th 2023
369 Comments


Band is jokes

StillStream4242
November 7th 2023
16 Comments


Insert mandatory Lars Ulrich replacement joke here

Rowhaus
November 7th 2023
5855 Comments


tomas haake should join

Storm In A Teacup
November 7th 2023
45253 Comments


I support anyone who would oppose Cory Taylors creative input in the 2020s. His solo career is the 2nd coming of Kid Rock.

Rowhaus
November 7th 2023
5855 Comments


"I support anyone who would oppose Cory Taylors creative input in the 2020s. His solo career is the 2nd coming of Kid Rock."

[2]

Honestly Corey might be worse. Kid Rock at least seems somewhat self-aware.

MantisTobogganMD
November 7th 2023
117 Comments


I think Jay's style held them back creatively...at least as much a band could be 23 years in. I think it's also the reason why their live setlists have barely changed. I dunno if he can any of the real Joey type shit

LikeWindOnANipple
November 8th 2023
18 Comments


Def comes off like Jay wasn't anticipating it, and I think that's a bullshit move, tbh. Unless someone's a totally insufferable dick, you give them a heads-up.
The culture where bosses can fire employees on the spot but employees have to give 2 weeks notice has a lot to do with "bosses" in bands shitting on their own legacy.

Christbait
November 8th 2023
238 Comments


I doubt it has to do with his abilities considering he isn't a primary songwriter for the band. Again, that defaults to the "actual" Slipknot members *eyeroll*

You could even make an argument that the band was holding Jay back simply because of their reliance on the same formula. Not incorporating other ideas into the band from other bandmates just insulates them from critique or change.

nash1311
November 8th 2023
7730 Comments


Yeah their songwriting has been shit lately if anything he helped spice things up

GhostShelter
November 8th 2023
817 Comments


Can’t find Jay’s Instagram now. He delete?

GhostShelter
November 8th 2023
817 Comments


Can’t find Jay’s Instagram now. He delete?

GhostShelter
November 8th 2023
817 Comments


Oops

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
November 8th 2023
18186 Comments


Wtf happened to this band? Absolute clown show in recent years.

Imagine getting rid of the most interesting part of your sound post gray era

GhostShelter
November 8th 2023
817 Comments


Would be cool if we got some actual answers from Jay or Slipknot.

Christbait
November 8th 2023
238 Comments


It has literally been the clown's show for recent years lol

God this band's schtick is so juvenile. Do Mushroomhead go this hard with their gimmick?

sonictheplumber
November 8th 2023
17533 Comments


does conan still have the max weinberg 7?

sonictheplumber
November 8th 2023
17533 Comments


folks slipknot has always been lame, i get they were a lot of peoples first metal band but thats just cause your parents didnt love you enough to have black sabbath in the house

Rowhaus
November 8th 2023
5855 Comments


okay boomer

sonictheplumber
November 8th 2023
17533 Comments


i actually had vol 3 the subliminal verses on compact disc (remember those?) when it came out. piece of fuckin crap

Rowhaus
November 8th 2023
5855 Comments


it must've sounded terrible on your RV speakers

sonictheplumber
November 8th 2023
17533 Comments


a warped cassette copy of idaho might sound like a metal band if you squinted real hard

JohnFire
November 8th 2023
876 Comments


for those who don't know Clown's son is gonna be his replacement. Currently playing in a band called Vended who sound just like Slipknot.

Vercetti
November 9th 2023
744 Comments


"for those who don't know Clown's son is gonna be his replacement."

Is that official or just speculation?

butt.
November 9th 2023
10879 Comments


Isn’t that the band Corey’s son does vocals in? Are Corey’s and Clown’s kids seriously in a band together? ffs they’re gonna ruin that one too

deathschool
November 9th 2023
28464 Comments


Guys, it’s actually me. I’m replacing the drummer and Clown. I start on Monday

LeDemonLemon
November 9th 2023
34 Comments


Ringo will be the new drummer.

ToSmokMuzyki
November 9th 2023
9961 Comments


>a warped cassette copy of idaho might sound like a metal band if you squinted real hard

lmao

sonictheplumber
November 9th 2023
17533 Comments


haha i thought that was funny too man

Aaron
November 10th 2023
685 Comments


hope they replace him with Max Weinberg

rockandmetaljunkie
November 13th 2023
9620 Comments


They should do themselves a favour and call it quits...

Ectier
November 14th 2023
2390 Comments


He released a statement i saw this morning and apparently he found out tje same day they announced the news. Which is an insanely dick move

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
November 14th 2023
18186 Comments


yeah, band are a joke at this point. weinberg was literally one of the strongest aspects of the band post joey and paul.

AlexKzillion
November 14th 2023
16835 Comments


anyone else's youtube absolutely flooded with 15-20 minute youtube videos about how slipknot is dead???

pretty shocked people are treating this like such a big deal. jay was always a fill-in. they'll find a capable replacement and continue as if nothing happened lol

rockandmetaljunkie
November 19th 2023
9620 Comments


"band are a joke at this point"

so you're telling me that there was a time when this band wasn't a joke?...

kzy
November 20th 2023
124 Comments


Ok, next. Boycott KNOTFEST and throw "JUST RETIRING SLIPKNOT NAME ALREADY" sign right to corey face.



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