Speculation suggests Jay Weinberg has taken over from Joey Jordison
Laura Jane Grace, singer with Against Me!, has responded to rumours that Slipknot have hired her former band member as their new drummer.
Online rumours suggest Jay Weinberg has joined the Iowa rock group to replace Joey Jordison, who parted ways with them in 2013. Weinberg quit Against Me in 2012, with Grace telling Spin: “I just woke up one morning and read on Twitter that he was leaving the band,” and adding that she hadn’t spoken to him since. Weinberg is the son of Bruce Springsteen’s drummer Max Weinberg.
Rumours of Slipknot’s new appointments began circulating after the band posted a video clip showcasing brand new masks. Some outlets reported Weinberg’s appointment and hinted that Alessandro Venturella (Coheed And Cambria, Mastodon) would be filling in for the late bassist Paul Gray.
Grace last night (September 19) tweeted “Dear Slipknot, good luck with that. #shitbag”
She went on to tweet a series of tales about a former drummer, before saying she was kidding. Her tweets read:
“We once had a drummer who sprained his ankle and wanted our tour manager to call 911 and have an ambulance come for him #entitlement”
“When our tour manager said no the drummers Daddy called him and scolded him saying the drummer was a “star” and needed to be treated as such”
“We once had a drummer who would go behind our back and tell house light people to focus all stage lights on him. #entitlement”
“We once had a drummer who threatened to sue us after he quit via twitter #entitlement”
“We once had a drummer who told me to move aside on stage cause the audience couldn’t see enough of him #entitlement”
“I’m just kidding, none of that ever happened.”
Slipknot‘s fifth studio album, ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’, will be released on October 20, but is already available to pre-order on iTunes. All pre-orders come with instant downloads of the album’s lead single, ‘The Devil In I’, as well as already released track ‘The Negative One’. “We’ve been waiting a long time for this,” said the band’s frontman Corey Taylor in a statement. “Not only do we get to tour with friends who we respect, we’ve also chosen a band that represents the fury of the future.”