Slipknot's Jay Weinberg

Jay Weinberg Says He Didn’t Realize He Was Auditioning For Slipknot At First


Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg has stated that his audition for the band a few years back was in fact a mystery audition. He told Best Friends With Sam Pura:

“I finished school. Shortly after that I got a call to come out and audition for something. I wasn’t told what it was gonna be, but just like… “can you please come out to LA and audition for this thing?” with no other information other than that and it was like “well, yeah why wouldn’t I go check that out”. Like, what’s the worst thing that could happen? I get a free flight to LA or something?”

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He continued:

“So I just kind of followed that and it was just like alright go in that room… there’s a drumset. You’re going to audition for Slipknot right now. And that was it. Like half the band was there. We had become good friends over sixteen years. They watched me grow up as a person.”

“It was me, Jim, Mick, Corey, and Clown. It was like, lets toss this kid into the ring and see whatever the fuck happens with this, you know, with no expectations of what would happen. Because they didn’t know that I knew the band’s songs. They knew I loved the band but they didn’t really know to what extent I had studied the music.”

He also went on to state that he was the only one to audition for the role to take over from ousted drummer Joey Jordison.


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