Slipknot's Jay Weinberg On His Inspiration
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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