Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg Recreates Photos of Meeting the Band as a Kid With His Father

In case you don’t know already, Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg is rock royalty: His father is none other than Max Weinberg, longtime drummer in Bruce Springteen’s E Street Band. The elder Weinberg is also a big reason why the younger Weinberg ended up joining the ‘Knot. Jay first found out about Slipknot when the band performed on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, where his dad served as bandleader. Max would later take his son to see the band play live when they swung through the Weinberg’s home state of New Jersey, at the PNC Bank Arts Center, and took Jay — then a starstruck little Maggot sporting a Corey Taylor mask — backstage, where they met guitarist Jim Root.

On August 30th, Jay played the PNC Bank Arts Center with Slipknot on the Knotfest Roadshow, and he and his dad recreated the photographs of that momentous backstage meet-up with Root. “Time is a flat circle,” Jay captioned his Instagram post, which juxtaposed the new shots with the originals. The drummer was clearly overwhelmed to be playing his home state as member of one of his longtime favorite bands. He also posted a photo of him and his parents onstage, with the caption: “What can I say. It was amazing to come home. Thank you, New Jersey. Thank you so fucking much.” Who says dreams don’t come true?

 

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Time is a flat circle.

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What can I say. It was amazing to come home. Thank you, New Jersey. Thank you so fucking much. #WeAreNotYourKind

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