Officially 10 years on from first joining Slipknot, drummer Jay Weinberg has shared some thoughtful reflections on his experiences this past decade, alongside a photo of the four different masks he wore in this period.
Despite parting ways with the band last month – and feeling “heartbroken and blindsided” by that decision – Jay says that he wouldn’t trade his “memories and experiences” for the world, and thanks fans for being there “every step of the way”.
He also explains that his four masks “represent a decade of focused and impassioned dedication to that forward movement”. “Throughout that time,” he writes of being in the ’Knot, “I learned much about application, tenacity, and the satisfaction of committing to breaking through creative thresholds; reaching those artistic goals through constant, concentrated hard work – all fueled by true love of the music.”
Unsurprisingly, he also ponders how the past 10 years have really changed him: “In some respects, the person who wore the mask on the right and the person who wore the mask on the left feel like two completely different individuals,” Jay says, “separated only by experience gained, miles traveled, friendships created, and a connection to the instrument strengthened and deepened so far beyond what I thought was possible.”
Finally, he salutes “the last 10 years”, as well as “wherever the next 10 years bring us”.
See the post below.