Percussion runs in the family for Slipknot's Jay Weinberg–his dad, former "Conan" bandleader Max Weinberg, sits behind the kit in Bruce Springsteen's E Street band. This past weekend, the two musicians showcased their bond in a new Guitar Center commercial released in honor of Father's Day. The ad was filmed in Manhattan's famed Avatar Studios (where the elder Weinberg recorded his drum parts for the Boss' seminal albums The River and Born In the U.S.A.), and shows father and son banging out rhythms and reflecting on their musical relationship. Check it out below.
"It was very fun for me as a father to be loading up a van or a car and take him [Jay] to his own recording session, because it's something my father did, and it was something that brought us even closer together, and has continued to this day," says Max Weinberg of his son, who stepped in to substitute for him during an E Street Band tour in 2009.
"I take any opportunity I get to see them [The E Street Band] play, to see him drum, because I always learn something," gushes the younger Weinberg. "When you look at what he's been able to accomplish and is still accomplishing, that's a major source of inspiration for me."
Weinberg joined Slipknot in 2014, after co-founding drummer Joey Jordison parted ways with the band. The group are currently working on the follow-up to 2014's album .5: The Gray Chapter. In the meantime, frontman Corey Taylor has reconvened his side band Stone Sour for a new LP titled Hydrograd, due out June 30 via Roadrunner.