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Why Did Slipknot Delete Their Post About Parting With Jay Weinberg?

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On November 5, Slipknot shared a message on their social media platforms sharing that they departed ways with drummer Jay Weinberg. However, hours after their initial statement, the post was taken down.

Initially, the post read: “We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years. No one can ever replace Joey Jordison’s original sound, style or energy, but Jay honored Joey’s parts and contributed to the last three albums and we, the band, and the fans appreciate it.
But as ever, slipknot is intent on evolving. the band has decided to make a creative decision, and to part ways with Jay. We wish Jay all the best and are very excited for what the future holds.”

[Photo via @slipknot/Instagram]

Following the removal of the post, fans took to Twitter/X and other Slipknot Instagram posts to comment on the decision to part ways with Weinberg.

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One comment from user @panterasasquatch with nearly 300 likes says, “We, the fans, deserve a real and specific reason why Jay left! Giving us the usual bullshit ‘creative differences’ excuse is not only played out but it’s fucking insulting. Slipknot really, really screwed this one up. Some of us have supported this band since wait and bleed came out. We deserve a real reason why the fuck this happened! This pisses me off. Big time.”

Other fans on Twitter/X even took to making jokes about the band slowly losing members.

According to Reddit, Slipknot announced the departure of keyboardist Craig Jones on Instagram and Twitter/X, and then deleted the statement later, similar to this new announcement. Fans merely believe that the band kept the post up long enough for listeners and reporters to see before removing it.

As of the time of publication, Slipknot has not given an explanation, and Weinberg has not commented on the statement. The band has not yet announced a drumming replacement. Additionally, both Corey Taylor and Shawn “Clown” Crahan have disabled or limited their Instagram comments.

Regardless of next steps, Weinberg has built a large fanbase and currently holds the title for “Metal Drummer Of The Year” according to Modern Drummer Magazine.

Longtime listeners and fans of Slipknot have commented on Weinberg‘s recent post to show their support, express sympathy, and share plans to follow his next projects.

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