New Slipknot Members Still Have To Earn Official Status

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor discussed the vibe with their new drummer Jay Weinberg and bass player Alessandro "Vman" Venturella in new interview and went on to say that Weinberg is currently "with the band" but everyone has to earn their way into the group.

Taylor tells Loaded Radio (via Blabbermouth) about the vibe with the new members, "It's really good, man. The vibe is great. I can't say enough great things about those kids. They're so passionate about what they do. They still love the music just as much as we do. And they're absolutely dedicated to the pursuit of perfection. Not perfection itself, because you'll never [stop chasing] that thing, but the pursuit of it. And that's what this band is all about.

"It's all about making sure that you do everything in your ability to make sure that [you put on] the perfect show for whatever audience is in front of you. And plus, they're just great dudes - really, really good guys who I really genuinely love hanging out with. And you put all of that together, and it just feels like Slipknot. It's really, really cool."

Taylor was then asked if Weinberg can now officially be called Slipknot's new drummer and he responded, "Well, he's the drummer with Slipknot. Nobody gets in or out right now. But it's like I've always said, though… Everybody asks, 'Are they in the band?' And I keep telling [them] this: they're with the band; they're with us right now. That's because you're not given anything in this band - you earn everything in this band. So, you know, we'll see what happens in the next couple of years."

Listen to the full interview here.

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