Jay Weinberg Is So Stoked About His Career Without Slipknot

Jay Weinberg is getting back on stage for the first time since his departure from Slipknot.

The former Slipknot drummer has posted a video featuring a reunited Infectious Grooves rehearsing the song ‘Frustrated Again’ as part of their preparations for the funk metal band’s upcoming concert dates in 2024. The rocker wrote in the caption:

“SO stoked with our first Infectious Grooves rehearsals as we prepare for these upcoming shows! Here’s a look at one of our first times jamming ‘Frustrated Again’ — tune in at 8 PM EST via the link in my bio to see the full video! It’s seriously an honor and a total joy playing these songs with shredders of this caliber. Can’t wait to rip it up in Orange County and all over Australia next month! Who’s gonna be there?”

Weinberg Is Back To Playing Live

Weinberg is taking on the drumming duties for Infectious Grooves at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia on April 1. The performance holds significance as it marks his first major appearance since parting ways with Slipknot in November.

The Byron Bay Bluesfest, occurring over the Easter weekend, will feature Infectious Grooves’ lineup on April 1, with Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies on vocals, Robert Trujillo from Metallica on bass, and guitarists Dean Pleasants and Dave Kushner from Velvet Revolver.

In addition to the news of Weinberg’s addition to the lineup, another post highlighted the return of Dave Kushner, who was an unofficial member of Infectious Grooves in their early days, for this festival performance.

Some Fans Want Weinberg In Metallica

A short time after the announcement first surfaced, Weinberg shared a post on Instagram, revealing practicing for the first time with the Metallica bassist and the rest of the members of Infectious Grooves. This somehow led to a series of comments where fans started suggesting that Weinberg should be Metallica’s new drummer or that the band should collaborate with the drummer. One comment read:

“Kick Lars out and move Jay in.”

While some stated it as a joke, some offered a collaboration between the two parties, at least for an album’:

“At least for an album. Metallica at this stage should be more open to collabs and featuring such and such.”

You can see Weinberg’s post here.