Jay Weinberg, a member of Slipknot since 2014, is the son of legendary Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg and was born in Middletown Township, New Jersey in 1990. The musician disclosed that he had received a phone call terminating his employment with the band in an emotional social media post. He appeared on the albums “The End, So Far” (2022), “We Are Not Your Kind” (2019), and “5: The Gray Chapter” (2014).
Jay Weinberg spoke over the phone about getting sacked from Slipknot.
“There are moments when I imagine what it would be like to see my wide-eyed, 10-year-old self and tell him everything that has happened over the past ten years, including how much I have loved a new and thrilling sound and culture. I’d like to think that even on his worst days, he would be excited about the adventure that awaited him. “The majority of you found out about the call I made on November 5th morning, which shocked and saddened me, came as a shock. Nonetheless, I am incredibly appreciative of the love and support I have received from this amazing community, which I see as my creative and artistic home. I am overwhelmed by it.
“By no means is this the conclusion to the adventure I had imagined and dedicated myself to completing. But something has brought about an equal measure of comfort in spite of the uncertainty and grief. For a large number of readers: We had not yet met ten years ago. We are now, too. I’ll never be able to adequately thank you for that. “I enjoy playing the drums a lot. I will always like being a drummer. My love for art, music, and creative expression will never go away. That won’t ever change for anything. I look forward to making loud, passionate, and heartfelt music that we can enjoy together once more, but I’m not sure how or when that will happen. In the meantime, know that spending the previous ten years with you and sharing our passion for this unique area of the music and art industries has been the pleasure of a lifetime. “This is not the end, and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for us.” I’m grateful.