Slipknot has parted ways with drummer Jay Weinberg. No word on what caused the split, other than Slipknot's statement that "Slipknot is intent on evolving" and that the band has "decided to make a creative decision." No replacement for Weinberg has yet been announced.
"We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years," wrote Slipknot. "No one can ever replace Joey Jordison's original sound, style or energy, but Jay honored Joey's parts and 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."
Weinberg joined Slipknot in 2014, replacing founding drummer Joey Jordison who had left the band in 2013. This isn't the first shakeup to Slipknot's lineup this year either, with the band having parted ways with sampler and keyboardist Craig "133" Jones as well.
Weinberg just played his final show with Slipknot on November 3 at the Hell & Heaven festival in Toluca, Mexico. Weinberg has not yet issued any statement on his departure from the band, though we'd imagine there'll be one coming soon enough, given the magnitude of this news.