Slipknot have just announced that they are parting ways with their drummer, Jay Weinberg, due to creative differences.
Weinberg originally joined Slipknot in 2014, following Joey Jordison’s departure from the band in late 2013. Since then, he recorded three albums with the band and became much loved by the fans. He first met the band after seeing them at a TV performance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 2001, where they performed the heavy hit “The Heretic Anthem” from their album “Iowa”.
In a since-deleted statement made on their Instagram, the band said:
“We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past 10 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 part ways with Jay. We wish Jay all the best and are very excited for what the future holds.”
This comes only a few months after the band announced their parting of ways with sampler Craig Jones. Both incidents have been worrying for long-time fans of the band. Weinberg has not yet commented on the split.