Thursday, March 10, 2016

Slipknot's Jay Weinberg about energy of intimate shows: "I live for that"


Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg recently talked with Evans drumheads about his approach to playing and achieving his sound. You can read some excerpts below.

Weinberg said: "I think when I really started to get into specific tones of drums and realizing how you can make a record sound like you're right there with the drummer, that's my favorite stuff, that's what I love and try to accomplish for myself. I want that energy that I feel when I listen to this as a fan of music, I wanna play something that makes me feel alive, like that makes me feel alive."

He continued: "Really, the school I went to was going to shows constantly, always watching the drummer. Watching how the drummer interacted with the band and how it just looked so fun. So I wanted that for myself."

Weinberg added: "I grew up loving punk and hardcore bands where we'd play at the Knights Of Columbus or the VFW hall, and there's kids stage diving, and most often you are right next to the drummer, 'cause the place is that small. I live for that. So that energy, if you can somehow translate it and play it… you know, these audiences that we're playing with Slipknot, that's a beautiful thing."