SLIPKNOT’s JAY WEINBERG Says He’s ‘Honored’ To Be Named ‘Best Metal Drummer’

Jay Weinberg

SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg has been named winner of this 2019’s Music Radar poll for “Best Metal Drummer.”

Jay earned almost twice as many votes as the rest of the entrants combined, a list which included such names as Paul Bostaph (SLAYER), Ray Luzier (KORN), Jocke Wallgren (AMON AMARTH), Art Cruz (LAMB OF GOD) and Chris Kontos (MACHINE HEAD).

“It’s very flattering, and I’m honored to receive any kind of recognition like that,” Weinberg told Kaaos TV in a new interview. “I’m grateful that people choose to spend time with our music and take notice of whatever contribution I’ve given to our music, the collective of SLIPKNOT. That means a lot to me.

“Music is so subjective, and somebody’s favorite drummer is somebody else’s… I don’t know. With anything subjective like that, I’m very appreciative of it, but, to me, what I’m most honored by is that people choose to interact with the music in some way and let it into their lives and come out to the shows. That, to me, is the real concrete… you know, that’s what that means.

He added: “I’m honored, I’m flattered, but the work continues every day. It’s not really something that I think about every day. I’m appreciative that people interact with our music. That’s pretty much the main point.”

SLIPKNOT recently announced that they will once again be hitting the road this summer to headline the “Knotfest Roadshow” 2020 North American tour produced by Live Nation. Joining them and rounding out a killer lineup showcasing the best the world of heavy music has to offer, will be special guests A DAY TO REMEMBERUNDEROATH and CODE ORANGE.

Tickets for the tour are available here.

SLIPKNOT released their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, on August 9 via Roadrunner Records. Album was once again recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed SLIPKNOT‘s 2004 album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and helmed 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter.