Jay Weinberg is the drummer for one of many high bands on this planet, Slipknot, nevertheless it all needed to begin someplace. Weinberg simply revealed a bit of Lars Ulrich memorabilia that his spouse just lately had reframed that had performed a pivotal function in his early music profession.
“Daaaaamn! My spouse stunned me on our day at dwelling with this sick drumhead reframing — with a brand new addition,” said Weinberg, exhibiting the brand new encasing for the signed Lars Ulrich drumhead. And whilst you would possibly initially look and suppose, “That is good,” it is the inscription Ulrich signed to a really younger Jay Weinberg that is of curiosity right here.
Jay continued in his Twitter thread explaining why this explicit drumhead meant a lot to him. “Again in 2004, my dad @EStreetMax introduced me to my first-ever @Metallica gig,” writes Weinberg. “@larsulrich and the fellows had been so gracious and sort — and so they placed on a hell of an inspiring present. I distinctly bear in mind telling Lars that evening that I used to be beginning to play the drums, myself.”
As can been seen on the inscription within the tweet under, Ulrich wrote to younger Jay, “Sooner or later all this will probably be yours.” “I took his inspirational observe to coronary heart that evening, and pursued a lifelong dedication to music,” writes Weinberg.
Earlier this yr, Weinberg mirrored on his early years and moving into drumming with The Bronx’s Matt Caughthran on the Sailor Jerry podcast. Throughout that dialogue, he revealed former The Used and present Rancid drummer Branden Steineckert because the musician that originally influenced him to select up the drums.
“He is the drummer that made me wish to begin taking part in drums,” said Weinberg. “That is the place the sunshine change in my head went off. As a result of music wasn’t actually one thing that I used to be drawn to play. I used to be very into it, nevertheless it wasn’t one thing that spoke to me to select up an instrument essentially. I did just a little bit. I performed guitar once I was 9 after which, we would go take classes. However classes had been college, and I did not wish to go to highschool, after college. And so I got here to it type of late, nevertheless it was watching Branden at Irving Plaza once I was 12 years outdated, made a big impact on me. And that is what made me wish to be like, ‘I wish to try this. No matter that’s, I wish to try this.’ And oh, yeah, we’re greatest associates to today.”
From there, he began digging in additional choosing up all he might. “I type of put myself on this vertical studying curve. Attempting to play alongside and do my greatest taking part in alongside to Slayer information and Metallica information and whatnot,” said Weinberg, who would ultimately fill in for his father in Bruce Springsteen’s E Avenue Band in addition to taking part in with Madball, In opposition to Me! and Kvelertak earlier than claiming the drum throne for Slipknot.