Gear4music and SJC Custom Drums brought SLIPKNOT‘s Jay Weinberg to Yorkshire, England for an exclusive daytime and evening event in association with Evans Drumheads.
On Friday, November 11, 2016, fans were able to see the SLIPKNOT drummer hand painting three snare drums live at the Wardrobe in Leeds.
The afternoon event was open to all ages and allowed fans a meet-and-greet with Weinberg.
From 7 p.m. until late, he performed, hosted a question-and-answer session and also judged a drum-off with some amazing prizes to be won, including a SJC Custom Drums snare drum.
Weinberg, 26, 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.
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.
Weinberg was previously in the punk band AGAINST ME! and left under less-than-friendly circumstances. AGAINST ME! singer Laura Jane Grace tweeted in 2014, “Dear SLIPKNOT, good luck with that. #shitbag.”