Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg shed light on his stint backing Bruce Springsteen. Weinberg, who joined the Slipknot back in 2014, is the son of E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg — and subbed for his dad back in 2009, drumming for “The Boss” during the tour behind that year’s Working On A Dream album.
Weinberg recalled the experience to Vater Drumsticks during a video chat, with Blabbermouth transcribing: “The real learning was seeing, to me, the baddest band in the land, the real tenacious E Street Band, watching them do what they did for four hours a night. To this day, you don’t see bands doing that; they’re in a league of their own. So to have that education of seeing that happen every night, it’s, like, there’s no partying here. It takes so much focus to deliver on your vision and what Bruce and the band have done for decades has been flawlessly executing a certain vision.”
Weinberg went on to say, “So that’s what I really took away from that experience, and then, of course, now applying that to Slipknot. It’s a vision that I’ve come to understand, and (I) was a fan when I was very young. I knew the band inside and out, knew the songs like the back of my hand, knew the vision of the band and the direction that the band was going. It takes that application and tenacity of just, like, every day you wake up and you’ve gotta bash down the door. So that was the best lesson that I ever got from Max Weinberg University.”
CHECK IT OUT: Jay Weinberg with The E Street Band on April 29th, 2009 performing “Radio Nowhere” live in Philly:
CHECK IT OUT: Jay Weinberg with Slipkont in 2015 performing “Psychosocial” from Day Of The Gusano: