*Update* Sometime between 10:30 and 11:00pm on the 5th of November (UK time), Slipknot deleted all social posts relating to the departure of Jay Weinburg. This is similar to what happened when Craig Jones left Slipknot earlier this year. Posts relating to Jones’ departure were online for a few hours, then deleted. If this follows the same pattern, then it is likely Jay Weinberg has indeed left Slipknot, but further updates will be provided if and when we have them.
Iowa metal giants Slipknot surprised fans this Sunday (5th November) with an announcement that the 9 piece has decided to procede without drummer Jay Weinberg.
Weinberg, who joined Slipknot in 2013 after the firing of late founding member Joey Jordison, has played on albums .5: The Gray Chapter, We Are Not Your Kind and The End, So Far. However, in a brief statement thanking the former Against Me! drummer for his work with the band, Slipknot cited “creative differences” as the main motivating factor in their decision to part ways with him. Weinberg’s final show came just 2 days prior to the announcement, performing with Slipknot at the Heaven & Hell Festival in Mexico on Friday 3rd November.
This follows from the June departure of Craig “133” Jones, who was suddenly fired from the band ahead of their appearance at the Nova Rock Festival in Austria with a new unknown member taking his place, before all posts related to his departure were deleted.
Slipknot released their latest effort The End, So Far in September 2022, becoming their third successive UK Number One. They are set to take a short break through 2024 while frontman Corey Taylor promotes his solo album CMF2.
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