Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg Reveals Which Joey Jordison-Era Songs He Was Most Excited to Play


When he joined Slipknot, drummer Jay Weinberg had some big shoes to fill. Not only was his predecessor, the late, great Joey Jordison, loved by the band’s fanbase, but he was also technically-accomplished enough to sub in for Metallica at one time. Now, in a new interview, Jay has revealed which Joey-era songs he was most excited to play live — and they’re not the usual singles.

In a new interview with T95 The Rock Station (as transcribed by Ultimate Guitar), Jay revealed which tracks from Joey’s time in Slipknot that he was most excited to play. And long story short, it’s the stuff that hadn’t really gotten played a lot before, and the experimental stuff:

Yeah, there were a bunch. We had one show, we were looking at, like, what songs… This is going back a couple of years, but we were looking at one song that hadn’t been played yet, like ever. And we were kind of determining that there’s only like three other songs off of the ‘Iowa’ record that the band has never played live before. And so we started like, ‘Okay, let’s tackle one, let’s do ‘Metabolic.” That had never been played live ever. And we did, it felt awesome.

And that was really great. And so, we were like, ‘Let’s make a conscious decision to learn all the songs and let’s do one show where we play the whole record.’ And so that meant playing ‘The Shape’ for the first time. And that was really rad. I go back to the first day that we jammed and being like a kid in a candy store, or feeling like I had a quarter and I was at this Slipknot jukebox. ‘I never seen you guys play this, let’s play this one.’

As a fan and somebody who really appreciates this music, that was my moment, because I didn’t know if we’d be jamming for a while or just that one day. So I really wanted to make the most of it and be like, ‘Yeah, we could play all the songs that you guys played, but let’s play this, let’s play this, I’ve never seen you play this.’ So busting out songs like ‘Metabolic’ and ‘The Shape’ was really cool. And those got some road miles after that, we would play those a lot, that was really cool.

You can check out the full interview below, and catch Slipknot at one of their upcoming Knotfest Roadshow dates:

LEG 1: Slipknot w/ In This Moment & Jinjer

Wed Mar 16 Fargo, ND FARGODOME
Fri Mar 18 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center
Sat Mar 19 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Tue Mar 22 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Wed Mar 23 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Fri Mar 25 North Little Rock, AR Simmons Bank Arena
Sat Mar 26 Durant, OK Choctaw Grand Theater
Tue Mar 29 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BJCC
Wed Mar 30 N. Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
Fri Apr 01 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sat Apr 02 Reading, PA Santander Arena
Mon Apr 04 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Wed Apr 06 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
Thu Apr 07 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Sat Apr 09 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Mon Apr 11 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre
Tue Apr 12 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
Thu Apr 14 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
Fri Apr 15 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Sun Apr 17 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

LEG 2: Slipknot w/ Cypress Hill and Ho99o9

Wed May 18 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
Fri May 20 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sat May 21 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Sun May 22 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
Tue May 24 Albany, NY MVP Arena
Thu May 26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Sat May 28 Québec, QC Videotron Centre
Sun May 29 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Mon May 30 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Wed Jun 01 Cincinnati, OH Heritage Bank Center
Thu Jun 02 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Sat Jun 04 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Sun Jun 05 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
Tue Jun 07 Bonner Springs, KS Azura Amphitheater
Thu Jun 09 Colorado Springs, CO The Broadmoor World Arena
Sat Jun 11 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
Mon Jun 13 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
Tue Jun 14 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
Fri Jun 17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Garden Arena
Sat Jun 18 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

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