In a brand new interview with Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People, SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg was asked for his opinion on the issue of the changing climate and how SLIPKNOT fans around the world can go about addressing the problem.
“It’s undeniable,” he said (see video below). “It’s what we as a human species are bringing upon our Earth and our home and the legacy we’re leaving behind. It’s awful. And it’s the reality of the world we’re living in.
“I think we all need to take some sort of personal investment and do all the things that we can, like just trying to find alternative resources, alternative fuels, and doing the little things we can, like recycling,” he continued. “It’s so easy nowadays to recycle or to compost. That’s what I do at home. There are a lot of resources that people can look into — their local communities — and find out how they can do stuff that’s just a little drop in the bucket to help out.
“But, yeah, global warming is a serious issue. We’re experiencing the ramifications every day.
“All we can do is just our own little individual effort to try to do what we can for our Earth,” he added. “But it really takes all of us as a human race, because we’re only here for a certain amount of time and we wanna leave behind a positive place to live and not some rock that’s just burning up in space. So, [climate change is] happening, but we all have to chip in and figure out a way to fight it.”
Weinberg recently said that being in SLIPKNOT has been “the most enjoyable” experience of his life.
The now-28-year-old drummer discovered SLIPKNOT when he was a pre-teen, through his father Max, of Bruce Springsteen‘s E STREET BAND, and leader of the house band on Conan O’Brien‘s talk show. He was hooked immediately and was a huge fan of SLIPKNOT by the time he was invited to Los Angeles to try out as replacement for Joey Jordison in 2013.
For the first few months after the release of 2014’s “.5: The Gray Chapter”, the members of SLIPKNOT had declined to name the musicians who were playing drums and bass on their tour, despite the fact that their identities were revealed as Weinberg and bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella by a disgruntled former drumtech for SLIPKNOT who posted a picture of a backstage call sheet on Instagram.
SLIPKNOT announced its split with Jordison in December 2013 but did not disclose the reasons for his exit. The drummer subsequently issued a statement saying that he did not quit the group.
SLIPKNOT is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, “We Are Not Your Kind”, which came out on August 9.