Is JAY WEINBERG The New Drummer of SLIPKNOT?
Update: We have heard from a few anonymous sources that Jay is in fact the drummer.
When we posted our choices for 10 possible replacements for Joey Jordison of Slipknot how the hell did we forget to include Jay Weinberg? Jay comes from drumming royalty being the son of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg.
Also, I know for a fact the dude is a huge Slipknot fan. About 10 years ago, when I was interning for Roadrunner, I was lucky enough hang out backstage where I saw Max and a very young Jay (he must've been 13 or 14 at the time) gushing with members of the band.
Anyway, WolverineKills, a site that makes its name for starting summer festival lineup rumors just posted that they "received word" that Jay is the new drummer for the band:
While we cannot confirm this to be true (only the band can do that) we can verify that Jay left his former band Against Me! in January.
Ok, everybody can verify that. Where is your proof?
It is interesting to know he left that band in 2012, before Joey Jordison was kicked out/parted ways with Slipknot. While we have no evidence to support this rumor we decided to pass it along as we think there is a good possibility this rumor will turn out to be true.
So their proof is that he left his previous band, Against Me!, right before Joey quit. That's quite a reach. I tried to contact Jay but haven't heard back.
The only reason I am even posting this is because I think it makes sense that the band would ask Jay. He has experience preforming in high-pressure environments touring with the E Street Band before and he clearly loves Slipknot and loves playing on a grand stage. I guess only time will tell if this is rumor is true or not.