Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg spoke recently to Spain’s The Metal Circus. He was discussing joining Slipknot, which wildly happened six years ago already and was asked if he was walking on eggshells or felt any pressure to replace Joey Jordison.

Weinberg responded: “No, not walking on eggshells, because I had a lot to bring and a lot to prove. Not to an audience,” he added. “I didn’t concern myself with that, because I can’t control that. I can’t control how a listening audience is going to accept new Slipknot songs that are my first songs playing with the band or whatever. I can’t control how anybody’s gonna react to that. But I had a lot to prove to myself. I had a lot to prove to my new band mates, that, for whatever reason, they were drawn to my playing and that I was asked to be a part of their band for a reason.”

“I haven’t been in this band as long as they have, so it was a lot of learning,” Weinberg added. “I don’t take my role within the band very lightly — I take it very seriously — ’cause it means a lot to me, and I understand it means a lot to other people. Because before I joined this band, this band meant a lot to me. So I understand how Slipknot’s audience perceives the band and makes it a part of their lives as well. So I understand that dynamic.”

Slipknot announced its split with Jordison in December 2013 but did not disclose the reasons for his exit.

Slipknot released new album ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ in 2019. Which won Best Band In The World at the NME Awards 2020 earlier this year.