Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg is “itching” to start work on the band’s next album, which will follow up 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter. In an appearance on the Best Friends With Sam Pura podcast, Weinberg said, “We’ve done one record together, we’ve done a lot of touring together in support of that record, and now that we’re going away and possibly turning our attention to making some new music . . . I’m just, like, ‘F**k it! Let’s just see what we come up with and how far can we can go.'”

Weinberg, who is the son of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, added, “I think it’d be a logical process to start the process, kind of like how we did three years ago. I’m not sure, but I’m itching to get back to that. And I think a bunch of guys are really motivated and inspired to keep the momentum that we built over the last couple of years.”

  • Singer Corey Taylor — arguably the Slipknot member with the busiest schedule outside the band — told us a while back that Slipknot would be back with new music: [“Yeah, there’ll definitely be more. We all have things that we do in our lives that we’ll take time to go and do, and when it feels right to come back, we’ll come back.”] 
  • Jay Weinberg joined Slipknot more than three years ago after the dismissal of founding drummer Joey Jordison. He played with the band on .5: The Gray Chapter and the subsequent two-year world tour.
  • Slipknot is on hiatus now although several members of the group are beginning to write material for their next record.