“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 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”.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now this is a surprise to me because I cannot imagine what creative decision would find them wanting Jay out. I was a real latecomer to the music of Slipknot but once I began following and even covering them, realized what a powerful bit of chaos they were. I never saw Joey in action but did see Jay and he was fantastic. At the time of this quite shocking news, there has been no statement from Jay Weinberg or even the record label but as more information is released about this I will surely share it since Slipknot is one of the biggest Heavy Metal bands in the world.
Update: Not long after the aforementioned news got circulated on this and all of the other websites that stopped in their tracks to get something online, Slipknot removed the posts from Facebook and their other social media profiles. Pretty strange but according to research they’ve done that before. Stay tuned for any updates that we see.