Slipknot’s New Drummer Is A “Shitbag”, Says Laura Jane Grace

Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace has all but ruined metal titans Slipknot’s plans to reveal the identity of their new drummer. For some time now rumours have circulated that Jay Weinberg, former drummer for Against Me!, has taken up the sticks to replace ex-member Joey Jordison.

Slipknot have not officially confirmed the Weinberg rumours, but Grace may have beat them to the punch during a bitter Twitter binge aimed at Slipknot’s new drummer. “Dear Slipknot, good luck with that. #shitbag” was the first shot in a parade of tweets that began early this morning (AEST).

Grace went on to disparage Weinberg, though never directly by name, posting accounts of Against Me!’s former drummer’s apparent entitled attitude.

“We once had a drummer who sprained his ankle and wanted our tour manager to call 911 and have an ambulance come for him #entitlement”

She even took a swipe at the drummer’s “daddy”, presumably a reference to Jay’s father Max Weinberg, drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

“When our tour manager said no the drummers Daddy called him and scolded him saying the drummer was a “star” and needed to be treated as such”

Although Slipknot have continued to remain mute on the subject, Grace’s Twitter followers certainly took note of the outburst. In response to one claim of jealousy towards Slipknot, Grace replied, “no hate for the band meant at all”.

Grace also conceded that despite her personal views on Weinberg, who informed Against Me! he’d quit the band via Twitter in 2012, he does alright behind the kit. “he’s seriously a fantastic drummer. Natural talent. Hits fucking haaard!”

Whether or not Weinberg is in fact the new drummer for Slipknot remains to be seen, but all signs are pointing in that direction. Grace’s outburst certainly puts more pressure on the band to reveal their new drummer’s true identity. All we can do now is play the waiting game.

You can read Grace’s “We once had a drummer” Twitter series below.

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