Slipknot Announces New Drummer: Jay Weinberg Sends A Subtle Message

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Jay Weinberg took to Instagram shortly after Slipknot’s announcement of Eloy Casagrande as their new drummer, reflecting on his recent experiences with Infectious Grooves and expressing gratitude for the opportunity to perform with the band.

Sharing snapshots from his shows with Infectious Grooves, Weinberg conveyed mixed emotions about the conclusion of the tour:

“What an incredible (albeit bittersweet) finale to this unforgettable Infectious Grooves run. It’s been an honor to share the stage with such talented musicians and a welcoming crew. This tour will undoubtedly hold a special place in my heart.”

Weinberg also opened up about the challenges he faced due to his surgery for a torn labrum and femoral adjustment, highlighting his determination to seize the opportunity despite uncertainty:

“When Mike Muir initially reached out to me for these shows, I was still on crutches, uncertain if I’d be ready to play drums by mid-March. However, I couldn’t resist the chance to collaborate with some of my musical heroes in a genre entirely new to me. The intricacies of funk music presented a fresh and exhilarating challenge.”

In response to Weinberg’s post, fans flooded the comment section with messages of support and encouragement. Some expressed solidarity with Weinberg’s decision to pursue his happiness outside of Slipknot, while others praised his talent and authenticity:

“It’s great to see you thriving in a space where you’re valued and appreciated for your skills.”

“You don’t need a mask to shine, Jay. Your talent speaks for itself.”

“Your joy and passion are evident, Jay. Keep doing what you love, and we’ll always have your back.”

Weinberg’s journey with Infectious Grooves began in January, leading up to their recent performances, which garnered widespread acclaim. Meanwhile, Slipknot debuted with Casagrande at the Sick New World festival, sparking discussions among fans about the drummer’s fit within the band.

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