"Heartbroken and blindsided": JAY WEINBERG breaks silence on SLIPKNOT split | Revolver

"Heartbroken and blindsided": JAY WEINBERG breaks silence on SLIPKNOT split

Drummer describes "confusion and sadness" over losing his dream job
Jay Weinberg

Jay Weinberg has finally broken his silence regarding his surprise split with Slipknot, which the band announced on November 5th in since-deleted social media posts.

In his own post today (Saturday, November 11th), Weinberg wrote: "I sometimes wonder what it would be like to pay a visit to my wide-eyed, 10-year-old self — falling head over heels in love with a new and exciting sound and culture — and tell him all about the last 10 years. Even on the hardest days, I'd like to think he'd be stoked about the adventure that was in store for him.

"I was heartbroken and blindsided to receive the phone call that I did on the morning of November 5th; the news of which, most of you learned shortly after. However, I've been overwhelmed by — and truly grateful for — the outpouring of love and support I've received from this incredible community I consider to be my creative and artistic home.

"This is not the ending to the journey I'd dreamt of, and committed myself to seeing through — not by a long shot. But, despite the confusion and sadness, there is something that's provided an equal amount of comfort. For many of you reading this: 10 years ago, we weren't yet acquainted. And now, we are. For that, I'm thankful in ways I'll never be able to fully express."

Weinberg went on to affirm his plans to continue making music — though he admitted that he does not have a specific band or project lined up yet. Read his full post below.

In Slipknot's November 5th statement, the group described the drummer's dismissal as "a creative decision." Weinberg, the son of Bruce Springsteen's drummer Max Weinberg, has been a fan of the band since he was a kid — his dad famously took him to see them in 2001, resulting in an iconic backstage photo. He joined Slipknot in 2014 and played on all their albums, EPs and singles since.