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Ex-Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg To Perform With Infectious Grooves On Australian Tour


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Ex-Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg has announced that he’ll be behind the drumkit for funk metal supergroup Infectious Grooves for an upcoming Australian tour. In light of Avenged Sevenfold drummer Brooks Wackerman being unavailable, Weinberg will fill-in behind the kit for the band’s April 01st set at the Bluesfest in Byron Bay and further dates soon to be announced. Metallica bassist/vocalist Robert Trujillo will also be back at his old post for those dates, while Dave Kushner (ex-Velvet Revolver, etc.) will also be rejoining the fold.

Infectious Grooves laid out the matter in the below post shared today, January 23rd:

“Warning Number One…
This Ain’t No April Fool’s joke..but you definitely won’t be laughing if you miss out on Infectious Grooves April 1st at the Byron Bay Bluesfest!

Warning Number Two…
Infectious Grooves is gonna bring a super special extra Funk and Punk and everything in between edition.

Unfortunately our brother, drummer Brooks Wakerman was not available to do this run of shows due to Avenged Sevenfold dates.

Drummer for IG is definitely not an easy gig to fill.
Starting with Stephen Perkins (Infectious Grooves) on drums, then followed with a 17 year old Josh Freese (Foo Fighters etc) and then came a 14 year old Brooks (The Teenage Drum Sensation) Wakerman, IG has always been blessed with some amazing drummers.

So Warning number Three…
IG is beyond stoked and honored to be able to have the incredible Jay Weinberg to be the driving force as he beats the funk out of the drums on this run!
“It’s an absolute honor to play with the legendary Infectious Grooves on this incredibly exciting Australian tour! Playing with some of my favorite musicians, in one of the most beautiful countries, for some of the greatest fans of heavy music in the world…I couldn’t be more thrilled to get started. See you all soon!”- Jay

Rounding out the band, on guitar will be a bit of reunion. Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver etc) played on some of the first IG album.
He’ll be reuniting with IG for these dates also. Dave is a good friend and we are all looking forward to getting on stage and having a blast, and giving a big dose of the Infectious Grooves!

Warning number Five… (yes, we skipped warning number 4, we’ll save that for later, lol)…
Super limited dates due to everyone’s schedule. We’d love to do a massive run of dates, but it’s not possible with everyone’s schedule. These are short notice, but we jumped at the opportunity to lock some dates in at this time.
So when the rest of the dates are announced, be there or be prepared to let your friends tell you what you missed out.

Needless to say, Robert Trujillo, Mike Muir and Dean Pleasants are beyond stoked to welcome Jay Weinberg and Dave Kushner in for this event (and a few more soon to be announced shows)!”

Weinberg continues to recover from his recent hip & leg surgery and most recently has been focused on regaining his strength and muscle after completing the first phase of his recovery plan.

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