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Jay Weinberg Reflects On His Time In Slipknot


Drummer Jay Weinberg recently took to social media to reflect on his near decade-long run in masked Iowan metallers Slipknot. That tour of duty came to an abrupt end last month, when the band decided to part ways with him. A post later shared by Weinberg found him conveying that he was “blindsided” by the dismissal.

Speaking yesterday, December 10th, on social media, Weinberg looked back at his time with the band with a lens of positivity, offering:

“For 19 years, my goals in music and art have always centered around maintaining some sort of forward motion. It feels a bit paradoxical at times to look in the rearview mirror, but some moments and milestones are significant enough to take pause and reflect. 😊

Today marks the 10th anniversary of becoming a part of something I grew up believing in. I don’t hold onto many mementos, but to me these represent a decade of focused and impassioned dedication to that forward movement. Throughout that time, I learned much about application, tenacity, and the satisfaction of committing to breaking through creative thresholds; reaching those artistic goals through constant, concentrated hard work — all fueled by true love of the music.

In some respects, the person who wore the mask on the right and the person who wore the mask on the left feel like two completely different individuals — separated only by experience gained, miles traveled, friendships created, and a connection to the instrument strengthened and deepened so far beyond what I thought was possible.

The memories and experiences that these four masks represent, I wouldn’t trade for the world. And I’m honored that you all have been there, every step of the way.

So — here’s to you, the last 10 years, and wherever the next 10 years bring us. 🔥🖤🔥”

Since being ousted from the group, Weinberg has underwent surgery on his hip and femur and continues to recover from the procedures.

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