Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg is showing his love for another type of mask he wears outside of the one him and his band members don with a new Slipknot themed hockey mask.
Weinberg reveals in a new Instagram post that he grew up playing hockey and recently returned to playing the sport in his spare time.
In a new episode of the 6 Degrees with Mike McKenna podcast, the drummer discusses his role as a goalie and the custom painted goaltender mask he had made.
“After we finished touring in support of our last record, I had some time at home to regroup. Living in Nashville, a lot of people got hockey fever after the Predators made their Stanley Cup run. I have a friend who runs a guitar shop in town and he and I said: ‘We’ve got to start a team,’ so we started a team together called the East Side Hellhounds. He and I were on the ice at 6am every day, playing hockey and getting our chops back because I had quit playing hockey.
But I got my pads and basically had the mindset of, ‘All right, I play in a band where I wear a mask – I can’t not have my goalie mask be my Slipknot mask.’ So I contacted a really talented guy named Dave Fried from Friedesigns, who painted my goalie mask.”
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