Four members of Slipknot appeared together at this year's Grammy Awards, as the band's song "Hive Mind" was nominated in the Best Metal Performance category. Percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, turntablist Sid Wilson, bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella, and percussionist/vocalist Michael “Tortilla Man” Pfaff showed up masked to represent the Nine-Man Mutant Metal Army and appeared inseparable. Set apart from this remnant was former drummer Jay Weinberg, with whom the band "parted ways" back in November, shortly after the departure of sampler/keyboardist Craig Jones in June.
In an Instagram post, Weinberg posed for a photo with his wife Chloe Howcroft and wrote he was "thrilled to be celebrating…with so many friends and peers."
Last night Metallica picked up their ninth Grammy, winning Best Metal Performance for "72 Seasons," so Weinberg and the rest of the present Slipknot did not have to appear onstage together. Meanwhile, famously anti-Grammys frontman Corey Taylor remains on a mental health hiatus after canceling his North American tour in January.