MAX WEINBERG Reacts To His Son JAY’s Firing From SLIPKNOT

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Legendary drummer Max Weinberg, known for his work with Bruce Springsteen‘s E STREET BAND, recently expressed his support for his son, Jay Weinberg, the former drummer of SLIPKNOT.

Jay was unexpectedly fired from the band, which prompted him to share his feelings on social media. Max praised his son, commending him for his 10 years with SLIPKNOT and calling him a “class act.”

Max now have weighted in, saying: “For 33 years you’ve made your mom and I 100% proud. This moment is no exception. You’re a class act! Love Dad”

Despite the disappointment, Jay expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support and hinted at creating music in the future.

SLIPKNOT cited a “creative decision” for parting ways with Weinberg, who had contributed to several successful albums during his tenure with the band. Despite the setback, Jay remains optimistic about his musical journey ahead.

Jay’s full statement following his departure from SLIPKNOT reads:

“I sometimes wonder what it would be like to pay a visit to my wide-eyed, 10-year-old self — falling head over heels in love with a new and exciting sound and culture — and tell him all about the last 10 years. Even on the hardest days, I’d like to think he’d be stoked about the adventure that was in store for him.

“I was heartbroken and blindsided to receive the phone call that I did on the morning of November 5th; the news of which, most of you learned shortly after. However, I’ve been overwhelmed by — and truly grateful for — the outpouring of love and support I’ve received from this incredible community I consider to be my creative and artistic home.

“This is not the ending to the journey I’d dreamt of, and committed myself to seeing through — not by a long shot. But, despite the confusion and sadness, there is something that’s provided an equal amount of comfort. For many of you reading this: 10 years ago, we weren’t yet acquainted. And now, we are. For that, I’m thankful in ways I’ll never be able to fully express.

“I love playing the drums. I’ll always love playing the drums. I’ll always have a passion for music, art, and creative expression. Nothing will ever change that.

“I don’t know how, and I don’t know when, but I look forward to creating loud, passionate, and heartfelt music that we enjoy together again. Until then, please know it’s been the joy of a lifetime to spend the last 10 years with you, sharing in our love for this special corner of the music and art world.

“This isn’t the end, and I’m thrilled to discover what the future has in store for us.

“Thank you.”