SLIPKNOT’s Jay Weinberg touches on creating music with eight other musicians
SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg recently discussed the challenges and “creative tension” of writing music with eight other musicians in the band.
In a new talk with Magenta Musik over the weekend at Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival, the SLIPKNOT drummer touched on the creative process within the band.
“We’re nine very passionate people about what we do, so when it comes to the creative side of things, you have nine creative voices shoehorning into a song,” he says. “But, what I’m proud to say is that, at the end of the day, we all know each other’s strengths and what we bring to the table, and how we collaborate and respect one another in that way. And all of those things end up shining through. It takes a long time for us to put together what we’re proud of because there’s so many people and lots of ideas, lots of inspiration. The nine of us have very different inspirations from each other, you know. So when we filter what we wanna do creatively through the voice of Slipknot, it ends up being something that’s completely new that’s filtered through our tastes and talents and whatever.”
Weinberg adds: “Yeah, sure, we all have our ways of trying to carve something out of stone, to make it a song that we’re really proud of,” he adds. “And it takes a lot of work, for sure there’s creative tension, but that only makes for great art. The phrase ‘iron sharpens iron’ is really true for us. We want the best from each other, we want the best from ourselves, and I think that translates to what we’re able to do, whether that’s in the studio or live on stage.”
SLIPKNOT recently unleashed their latest single, “Yen“, from their upcoming new studio album “The End So Far“. The follow-up to 2019’s “We Are Not Your Kind” arrives on September 30 via Roadrunner.