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Slipknot's Jay Weinberg On His Inspiration

03/11/2016
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(TeamRock Radio) Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg says he took inspiration by watching other sticksmen perform live. He was brought into Slipknot to replace Joey Jordison and contributed on their 2014 album .5: The Gray Chapter. And he insists there's nothing better than making his presence felt when he's playing onstage.

He says in an interview with Evans Drumheads: "Really, the school I went to was going to shows constantly and always watching the drummer, watching how the drummer interacted with the band and how it just looked so fun - and I wanted that for myself."

Weinberg reports he grew up loving punk and hardcore bands and enjoyed the thrill of playing in tiny venues. He adds: "There were kids stagediving and most often, you are right next to the drummer because the place is that small. I live for that. So that energy, if you can somehow translate it to the Slipknot audience, that's a beautiful thing.

"I pretty much like to take my ears off my head. That's important, especially for aggressive music like Slipknot - to cut through two guitar players, a bass player, a vocalist, a DJ, a sampler and two other percussionists - you're cutting through so much. So to have something that's just a crazy whip that just blows your head apart - that's what I like." Read more here.

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