Jay Weinberg almost made it 10 years with Slipknot
Jay Weinberg, the former drummer of Slipknot, recently took a moment to reflect on his almost 10 years with the band. Having joined the group a decade ago, Weinberg was grateful for the experiences and memories accumulated during his time in Slipknot, despite being let go by the band back in early November, a month before his 10th anniversary.
Even though Weinberg says he was "blindsided and heartbroken" by the split, he remains optimistic. Appreciating the past but looking ahead to the future, Weinberg thanked the band's fans for their support and expressed anticipation for the next phase of his career.
Here's what he said:
For 19 years, my goals in music and art have always centered around maintaining some sort of forward motion. It feels a bit paradoxical at times to look in the rearview mirror, but some moments and milestones are significant enough to take pause and reflect. 😊
Today marks the 10th anniversary of becoming a part of something I grew up believing in. I don't hold onto many mementos, but to me these represent a decade of focused and impassioned dedication to that forward movement. Throughout that time, I learned much about application, tenacity, and the satisfaction of committing to breaking through creative thresholds; reaching those artistic goals through constant, concentrated hard work — all fueled by true love of the music.
In some respects, the person who wore the mask on the right and the person who wore the mask on the left feel like two completely different individuals — separated only by experience gained, miles traveled, friendships created, and a connection to the instrument strengthened and deepened so far beyond what I thought was possible.
The memories and experiences that these four masks represent, I wouldn't trade for the world. And I'm honored that you all have been there, every step of the way.
So — here's to you, the last 10 years, and wherever the next 10 years bring us. 🔥🖤🔥