Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg never took a drum lesson in his life, but who needs 'em when your dad is Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg? Jay recently spoke with Vater Drumsticks, saying watching his father drum on stage was the most valuable learning experience he could've possibly had.
"The real learning was seeing, to me, the baddest band in the land, the real tenacious E Street Band, watching them do what they did for four hours a night," said Jay. "To this day, you don't see bands doing that; they're in a league of their own. So to have that education of seeing that happen every night, it's, like, there's no partying here. It takes so much focus to deliver on your vision and what Bruce and the E Street Band have done for decades has been flawlessly executing a certain vision.
"So that's what I really took away from that experience, and then, of course, now applying that to Slipknot. It's a vision that I've come to understand, and [I] was a fan when I was very young. I knew the band inside and out, knew the songs like the back of my hand, knew the vision of the band and the direction that the band was going. It takes that application and tenacity of just, like, every day you wake up and you've gotta bash down the door. So that was the best lesson that I ever got from Max Weinberg University."
You'll soon hear more drumming from Jay Weinberg when Slipknot (probably) puts out a new album in 2021.