This drummer had no clue that he was auditioning for SLIPKNOT until the last moment!

Jay Weinberg, recalled his experience auditioning for the vacant drum position in one of the world’s biggest metal bands. “I finished school. Shortly after that I got a call to come out and audition for something,” the drummer began (transcription via RockFeed). “I wasn’t told what it was gonna be, but just like, ‘Can you please come out to [Los Angeles] and audition for this thing?’ with no other information other than that and it was like, ‘Well, yeah why wouldn’t I go check that out?’ Like, what’s the worst thing that could happen? I get a free flight to L.A. or something?” He added, “So I just kind of followed that and it was just like, ‘All right go in that room and there’s a drumset. You’re going to audition for Slipknot right now.’ And that was it. Like half the band was there. We had become good friends over 16 years. They watched me grow up as a person.”

Weinberg stated that Jim Root, Mick Thomson, Corey Taylor and Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan were all present at the audition. “It was like, let’s toss this kid into the ring and see whatever the f–k happens with this, you know, with no expectations of what would happen,” said the drummer. He had an ace in the hole, however, adding, “because they didn’t know that I knew the band’s songs. They knew I loved the band but they didn’t really know to what extent I had studied the music.” The skinsman also noted he was the only person to audition for the spot. On the next Slipknot release, he says, “As we’ve had a little mini studio on the road, we’ve kind of documented some ideas so there are songs brewing that are really interesting, but yeah, I think we’ll just see once we get into a room together and just throw stuff at the wall.

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