Video: SLIPKNOT’s JAY WEINBERG Talks About His Bass-Drum Setup

A short video clip of SLIPKNOT’s Jay Weinberg talking about his bass-drum setup can be seen below.

Weinberg, 25, 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.

Weinberg told Music Radar: “It was a somber occasion; there was a definite mood in the room of what the band was going through, moving forward without a brother that has been with them for twenty-odd years. I wanted to treat the situation with a delicate, careful respect.

“I wanted to kick the door in with the SLIPKNOT attitude, but I wanted to be respectful of what they were going through because it was a really heavy thing. I was one of the first people to know that the band was moving forward without Joey Jordison.”

Asked how respectful he felt he had to be to Joey’s legacy, and how much he felt he was free to make it his own, Weinberg said: “Having a massive respect for the band’s music, having a massive respect for Joey Jordison as a person and as a player, I understood my role in needing to deliver what this band needs, and understanding what Joey brought to the table, and having this band’s legacy continue in the way that the Maggots, the fans of the band, respect, and the nine of us feeling proud of the music we’re creating.

“Of course, the history of the band feeds into what I think of the band, but when it came time to come up with new material, new songs, I didn’t think about Joey Jordison one bit,” he continued. “And I feel it would be disrespectful to do that, and the band wanted me to be completely myself. Because why would I want to be Joey Jordison, why would I try to mimic what he’s done?

Joey’s one of the greatest drummers we’ve ever had the privilege of witnessing. So as a fan of the band and someone who respects the people and the music, I didn’t want to come in and try to be a copycat. That’s not interesting to me, that’s not interesting to the band and it would be insulting to everyone involved, including the fans.”

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.

Source: Blabbermouth

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