ALBUM REVIEW: Slipknot – The End, So Far

From the sublime to the ridiculous, Slipknot have been criticised for many things over the years, but playing it safe is one accusation that rarely arises. While it’s true the Iowan nine-piece possess a patented, signature sound, it’s also clear they’ve never been afraid to take chances, pushing the envelope at every turn. Even on their 1996 full-length demo Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Slipknot were taking risks. Risks that led to the reward of a major label deal and a hugely successful career built on a foundation of unpredictability.

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Watch Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg Perform a Drum Play-Through for “Nero Forte”

Jay Weinberg, the world-renowned drummer for Slipknot, has shared a drum-playthrough video for Roland Drums for the track “Nero Forte”, from We Are Not Your Kind, out now via Roadrunner Records. The video and audio was recorded backstage at Slipknot’s concert on January 24, 2020, in Birmingham, U.K.In the video below, Weinberg plays along with a well-known favorite, using the V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD506 kit. Jay plays the SLIPKNOT song “Nero Forte”, with original drum track removed, from SD card inserted into the TD-27 module. The audio from the TD-27 module provides the drum sounds and are mixed with the track. Jay’s custom setup uses two VAD506 kits, combined together, to exactly model his acoustic kit setup as played on stage with SLIPKNOT. Two TD-27 modules are tethered together to provide inputs for all pads within the kit. Drum audio is recorded directly from the TD-27 modules into a DAW. Mixing and panning completed in post-production, maintaining the authenticity of the TD-27 module sound.

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Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg Joins 2 Minutes to Late Night to Cover Bruce Springsteen for Father’s Day

Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg recorded a cover version of the Bruce Springsteen classic “Candy’s Room” as a Father’s Day gift for his dad, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg. He has also created a quarantine-style video for the track featuring Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder), Jeff Matz (High On Fire), Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid Man, Cave In, Old Man Gloom), Emily Lee (Shearwater, Loma, Snake Oil, Droneflower) and Jordan Olds (a.k.a. Gwarsenio Hall). Watch it now!

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Slipknot’s “Tortilla Man” Shares Unmasked Photo in Slovenia

While Slipknot continues to avoid answering the question: Who is “Tortilla Man”, he can’t help show his face and leave other clues about his identity. When Slipknot visited Postojna Cave, the most extensive cave system in Slovenia naturally made of limestone, percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, drummer Jay Weinberg, and “Tortilla Man” appeared out of costume. Several photos from their visit can be seen below. Ghost Cult shared the news that a YouTuber broke the news last fall ahead of every other music site covering the band that “Tortilla Man.” is really multi-instrumentalist Michael Pfaff. Pfaff played keyboards with Crahan in the band Dirty Little Rabbits and is also a member of the Iowa-based duo The Snacks. Included in the image gallery is a picture of the page in the Postojna Cave, the unmasked photo of the band, and the visitors’ book signed by the three members of the band, with the middle signature appearing to contain the word “Pfaff”.Continue reading

Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg Announces Workshop Next Month


Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg will participate in the Vans sponsored Loyal to the Craft Drum Workshop in Los Angeles, November 6th. It’s free and open to the public at House of Machines with an RSVP at the link below. Weinberg can next be seen at Knotfest Meets Forcefest and Knotfest Bogata.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind

With everything Slipknot has been through in the last few years, you’d have thought they would have explored enough darkness and misery to last a lifetime, wanting to escape the cold expanse of unrelenting blackness with a renewed sense of optimism.

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Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg To Host Charity Concert For Best Buddies Foundation


Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg will host a one-night-only all-star concert for charity on October 16 at Basement East in Nashville, TN. The concert will be all covers and feature a multitude of stars from the Rock and Metal world, including Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan/Suicidal Tendencies, Jack Gibson of Exodus, Steven Brodsky of Mutoid Man and Cave In, Jay’s father Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen and many more! 100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit “Buddies on the Beat,” Weinberg’s charity through Best Buddies Tennessee – a nonprofit that creates one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Continue reading