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Former Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg Joins Suicidal Tendencies

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Former Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg has found a new home to drum in. He announced on his Instagram that he has joined Suicidal Tendencies as their new drummer. Slipknot parted ways with Weinberg, citing in a now-deleted post about changing their musical direction.

“YOU CAN’T BRING ME DOWN,” the percussionist wrote in the caption for his new life update. “When I think of the culture and community of heavy music that I’ve loved and considered my home for 20 years, I think of Suicidal Tendencies.” He continued on his Instagram, “It’s an absolute honor and privilege to play with Suicidal Tendencies, and I can’t wait to start this incredibly exciting new chapter in just one week! See you all in the pit!”

Weinberg joined Slipknot in 2014 after Joey Jordison’s departure. Weinberg’s departure from the metal act in 2023 was a shock for fans. “I was heartbroken and blindsided,” he writes in his original post, detailing to fans the band’s decision to continue on without him. The masked band has not announced a replacement drummer.

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Transitioning between gigs, the drummer has undoubtedly found a place to pursue his dreams, expressing gratitude for forming friendships with his musical heroes while touring worldwide. “I’ve been so fortunate to become friends with my musical heroes,” he says.

He isn’t new to working with icons. He’s performed on three Slipknot records and worked with Against Me!, Madball, and Bruce Springsteen. Infectious Grooves is the side project of Suicidal Tendencies vocalist Mike Muir and has Weinberg on the road with them as their drummer. Needless to say, metal fans are happy to see Weinberg get back behind the drum kit.

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