Slipknot percussionist Jay Weinberg shared a recreation of a photo of him as a child meeting the band backstage, and it’s absolutely adorable. 

Weinberg, who has been a long-term fan of Slipknot, has been a drummer for the band since 2014 after he auditioned to replace Joey Jordison. 

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Weinberg previously spoke about how when he was a child, he got the opportunity to go backstage at one of the band’s gigs to meet them. Now, over the weekend, he recreated the photo from that day at the same venue it was taken at. 

He posted the photo on Saturday of him with his dad talking to guitarist Jim Root at the band’s show in Holmdel, New Jersey at PNC Bank Arts Centre. The three men recreate two photos almost exactly, except both Root and Weinberg have updated their masks. He captioned it “time is a flat circle.” 

You can see the heartwarming post below. 


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Slipknot continue with the last few dates of this leg of the Knotfest Roadshow across North America. Check out dates below. 


09/03 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/04 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/06 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
09/07 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
09/08 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

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Root recently responded to criticism about the band’s latest album We Are Not Your Kind. 

Root spoke with The Art and Span Show about people who make comments about the record not containing any guitar solos. 

“Well, obviously, Mick (Thomson) and I are very into guitar, we love playing guitar, loving doing solos over every song, but that didn’t occur to me. I was more concerned about the arrangements and making a good song top to bottom.” 

He added that there’s a “non-traditional solo” on “Spiders,” which is what he loves.

“The point I’m trying to make is I get to think outside of the box and approach guitar playing in a way that I would never approach it with a song like ‘Spiders’ because Clown wrote that song and it didn’t come from my mind, so it’s hard for me to process it,” he continued.

He also added that the overall reception from fans online about the album have been more positive than negative. 

“Music is art and art is opinion and everyone has a different take on it but we live in a different day-and-age now where anybody can put their unneeded opinions out,” he said of people commenting onlilne. 

In the full interview, he talks about the writing process of the album and how it all eventually came together to be the band’s smash-hit record. Check out the full interview down below. 

You can listen to “Spiders” and We Are Not Your Kind in-full below.

What do you think of the amazing Slipknot throwback? Sound off in the comments down below!

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