SLIPKNOT's JAY WEINBERG Meets With Fans And Performs In Leeds (Video)
January 6, 2017
Gear4music and SJC Custom Drums brought SLIPKNOT's Jay Weinberg to Yorkshire, England for an exclusive daytime and evening event in association with Evans Drumheads.
On Friday, November 11, 2016, fans were able to see the SLIPKNOT drummer hand painting three snare drums live at the Wardrobe in Leeds.
The afternoon event was open to all ages and allowed fans a meet-and-greet with Weinberg.
From 7 p.m. until late, he performed, hosted a question-and-answer session and also judged a drum-off with some amazing prizes to be won, including a SJC Custom Drums snare drum.
Weinberg, 26, discovered SLIPKNOT when he was ten years old, through his father Max, of Bruce Springsteen's E STREET BAND, and leader of the house band on Conan O'Brien's talk show. He "was hooked immediately" and was a huge fan of SLIPKNOT by the time he was invited to Los Angeles to try out as replacement for Joey Jordison in 2013.
SLIPKNOT announced its split with Jordison in December 2013 but did not disclose the reasons for his exit. The drummer subsequently issued a statement saying that he did not quit the group.
Weinberg was previously in the punk band AGAINST ME! and left under less-than-friendly circumstances. AGAINST ME! singer Laura Jane Grace tweeted in 2014, "Dear SLIPKNOT, good luck with that. #shitbag."
BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).