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JAY WEINBERG Reflects On Nearly A Decade Of Drumming For SLIPKNOT

"The memories and experiences that these four masks represent, I wouldn't trade for the world."

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Photo via Jay Weinberg's Instagram

Slipknot parted ways with drummer Jay Weinberg after nearly 10 years this November. Weinberg originally spoke out about his firing, saying the whole thing was a shock but was hardly the end of his career as a musician. Now Weinberg has issued a second post on his Instagram talking about the last 10 years, saying he wouldn't trade it for the world.

Weinberg joined Slipknot in 2014 after the band split with original drummer Joey Jordison. Slipknot has not yet commented on Weinberg's firing outside their original statement or hinted at a new drummer.

"For 19 years, my goals in music and art have always centered around maintaining some sort of forward motion," said Weinberg. "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."

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