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Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg Plays Hockey In A Goalie Mask Inspired By The Band


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Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg‘s mask-wearing activities aren’t limited solely to the band. As it turns out, he also grew up playing goalie in hockey and somewhat recently returned to playing the sport for fun. To that end he had a custom goaltender mask painted for his time on the ice. He spoke of that recently on the 6 Degrees With Mike McKenna podcast:

“After we finished touring in support of our last record, I had some time at home to regroup. Living in Nashville, a lot of people got hockey fever after the Predators made their Stanley Cup run. I have a friend who runs a guitar shop in town and he and I said: ‘We’ve got to start a team,’ so we started a team together called the East Side Hellhounds. He and I were on the ice at 6am every day, playing hockey and getting our chops back because I had quit playing hockey.

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But I got my pads and basically had the mindset of, ‘All right, I play in a band where I wear a mask – I can’t not have my goalie mask be my Slipknot mask.’ So I contacted a really talented guy named Dave Fried from Friedesigns, who painted my goalie mask.”

McKenna himself has been a noted metalhead and recently retired from the NHL.

Jay Weinberg Of Slipknot's Goalie Mask

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