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Slipknot has officially parted ways with their drummer Jay Weinberg. The news comes through the band’s social media channels, saying that the band is “intent on evolving” and calling this a “creative decision.”

“We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years,” the statement reads. “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.”

Jay, who joined the band in 2014, recorded drums on three of Slipknot’s albums — “.5: The Gray Chapter,” “We Are Not Your Kind,” and “The End, So Far.” Explaining this decision further, the band’s statement added:

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.”

The original post (as seen above) was later deleted, which imitated the news of original member Craig Jones parting ways this past June (see below).

Staying in the lineup for almost a whole decade, Jay Weinberg replaced the group’s original drummer, Joey Jordison. The news of Jay’s dismissal comes as a bit of a surprise since it seems that there were no previous indications that this could happen.

Jordison parted ways Slipknot in 2013 and, at the time, the band didn’t clarify the reason behind this decision. A few years later, it was revealed that Joey was suffering from acute transverse myelitis. He passed away in June 2021, aged 46.

Weinberg posted a video of his last performance with Slipknot (see below) ironically, it was the song, ‘Everything Ends‘.

Oran O’Beirne 2023